374 Photos - Sep 24, 2007
Photo: Photo: Eiffel Tower at nightPhoto: Paris France - Outside our windowPhoto: Paris, FrancePhoto: Paris, FrancePhoto: Day 1, Curt is sick in ParisPhoto: Notre DamePhoto: Notre DamePhoto: Notre DamePhoto: Notre DamePhoto: Notre DamePhoto: Notre DamePhoto: Notre DamePhoto: Notre DamePhoto: Notre DamePhoto: Notre DamePhoto: Notre DamePhoto: Notre DamePhoto: Paris, FrancePhoto: Notre Dame - GorgoylePhoto: View of Eiffel Tower from Notre DamePhoto: More Gargoyles at Notre DamePhoto: View from Notre DamePhoto: View from Notre DamePhoto: Notre DamePhoto: Notre Dame Gargoyle and Eiffel Tower in backgroundPhoto: Notre Dame BellPhoto: Notre DamePhoto: The Hunchback of Notre Dame ringing the bellPhoto: Another view from Notre DamePhoto: Notre DamePhoto: View from Notre DamePhoto: Always has been, always will.Photo: Eiffel Tower at nightPhoto: Eiffel TowerPhoto: Eiffel TowerPhoto: Eiffel TowerPhoto: Eiffel Tower with a huge 2007 Rugby World Cup balloon on display (big white ball in the photo)Photo: Chris, Katie, Teresa and Curt at the Eiffel TowerPhoto: Eiffel TowerPhoto: Curt & Teresa at the Eiffel TowerPhoto: Teresa and Katie at the Eiffel TowerPhoto: Eiffel Tower with flashing lights that went off for 15 minutes every hour.Photo: Teresa & Katie at a breakfast cafe on the sidewalk in Paris (amazing crepes)Photo: Us sitting at the Ulysse for breakfast in ParisPhoto: An anti-aids poster of a butterfly having sex with an ant...yeah, we saw some weird posters in Europe.Photo: Teresa and Katie at a Musee d'Orsay in ParisPhoto: Curt, Katie and Chris at Musée d'Orsay in ParisPhoto: At the Musée d'Orsay - Cross section of the famous Paris Opera House...the one the Phantom of the Opera haunted.Photo: Tryptic Painting at the Musée d'OrsayPhoto: Cool statue of men fighting off huge eagles at the Musée d'OrsayPhoto: Huge clock at the Musée d'Orsay.  You can see the silhouettes of people walking behind it.Photo: Teresa in the Bling room at the Musée d'OrsayPhoto: Painting at the Musée d'OrsayPhoto: Info for previous painting...yeah, it's in FrenchPhoto: Curt next to Whistler's Mother, in Paris at the Musée d'OrsayPhoto: Behind the big clock at the Musée d'OrsayPhoto: A pastry shop in Paris.Photo: The Catacombs in Paris, France.  Over 6,000,000 people's remains reside here.Photo: Down into the catacombsPhoto: Sign in the catacombs...probably says something about respecting the dead.Photo: Endless rows and rows of femur bones and skulls in the catacombs.  6,000,000 people's remains are here.Photo: More remains, more bones, more skulls.  Behind the rows of bones and skulls, are more bones and remains.Photo: The Arc de TriomphePhoto: Teresa and Curt at the Arc de TriomphePhoto: The Arc de TriomphePhoto: Eternal flame of the unkown soldier at The Arc de TriomphePhoto: Nice car inside a Paris car dealerPhoto: Paris, France with the Arc de Triophe in the backgroundPhoto: Street sign in Paris, FrancePhoto: Ah...the Metro.  We hate you so.Photo: Fake smiles at the Metro.Photo: On the Metro in ParisPhoto: Blurry picture of Curt outside our hotel in ParisPhoto: A map of the Paris Metro rail system...eek.  We are there.Photo: Teresa with another weird poster in Paris.Photo: Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, appearing for the European Premier of Rush Hour 3Photo: Another shot of the Eiffel TowerPhoto: Eiffel TowerPhoto: Boat tour of ParisPhoto: Boat tour of ParisPhoto: Boat tour of ParisPhoto: Boat tour of ParisPhoto: Boat tour of ParisPhoto: Boat tour of Paris - Notre DamePhoto: Boat tour of Paris - Notre DamePhoto: A statue in Paris...not sure what it is.Photo: THE SEXODROME!!!  We are in the Paris red light district, near the Moulin RougePhoto: More adult storesPhoto: The famous Moulin RougePhoto: Teresa and Katie at the Moulin RougePhoto: Inside the Moulin RougePhoto: Outside the Paris Opera HousePhoto: Paris Opera HousePhoto: Paris Opera HousePhoto: Paris Opera HousePhoto: Paris Opera House with mystical orbPhoto: The Louvre in ParisPhoto: The LouvrePhoto: The LouvrePhoto: The Louvre and the famous pyramid that appears in The Divinci CodePhoto: The LouvrePhoto: The LouvrePhoto: The LouvrePhoto: The LouvrePhoto: The LouvrePhoto: The LouvrePhoto: Venus Di Milo at the Louvre in ParisPhoto: Three VenusesPhoto: Two Venuses and an ass...I'll let you decide which is which.Photo: A Venus and two assesPhoto: The Nike inside the LouvrePhoto: The LouvrePhoto: Teresa and the Mona LisaPhoto: Curt, with the Mona LisaPhoto: Mona Lisa at the LouvrePhoto: Mona Lisa againPhoto: The LouvrePhoto: The LouvrePhoto: The Nike at The LouvrePhoto: The LouvrePhoto: The LouvrePhoto: The LouvrePhoto: Chris and some statue mocking himPhoto: The LouvrePhoto: Cur at the LouvrePhoto: Outside the LouvrePhoto: Shrubery outside the Louvre.  The long row of buildings in the background...are all the LouvrePhoto: The LouvrePhoto: Breakfast, on the Train to ItalyPhoto: WE ARRIVE IN ITALY!!  Venice to be precise.Photo: Venice, ItalyPhoto: This was popular graffiti in Venice...not sure what it means.Photo: Venice, ItalyPhoto: Masks are very popular in ItalyPhoto: Venice, ItalyPhoto: Venice, ItalyPhoto: Venice, ItalyPhoto: Venice, ItalyPhoto: Our room in Venice, ItalyPhoto: Venice, ItalyPhoto: Venice, ItalyPhoto: Venice, ItalyPhoto: Venice, ItalyPhoto: Venice, ItalyPhoto: St. Mark's Square - Venice, ItalyPhoto: St. Mark's Square - Teresa with her bottle of wine amongst a quadrillion pigeonsPhoto: St. Mark's SquarePhoto: St. Mark's SquarePhoto: Adriatic Sea - St. Mark's SquarePhoto: St. Mark's SquarePhoto: Gonolas - St. Mark's Square - Adriatic SeaPhoto: St. Mark's SquarePhoto: St. Mark's SquarePhoto: The Bridge of Sighs - The last view that convicts saw before their imprisonment.Photo: Shopping near St. Mark's SquarePhoto: Happy FeetPhoto: Gondolas near St. Mark's SquarePhoto: Teresa chugging wine...the bottle would be near empty in a couple hoursPhoto: Sculptures at St. Mark's SquarePhoto: Canal near St. Mark's Square...and a leaning bell tower in the distancePhoto: More shopping...many of these people are cruise ship passengers that come ashore to shop and have their pockets pickedPhoto: Venice, ItalyPhoto: Venice, ItalyPhoto: Dinner in VenicePhoto: Outside dinner in VenicePhoto: Chris and Katie at dinner in VenicePhoto: Blurry canal at nightPhoto: Our hotel doorPhoto: The view from our room in VenicePhoto: Teresa taking a picture of her reflection in VenicePhoto: Another view from our roomPhoto: View from the bridge over the Grand Canal in Venice, ItalyPhoto: Curt & Teresa over the Grand CanalPhoto: Curt & Teresa over the Grand CanalPhoto: Cool street light in VenicePhoto: Old building with shops at St. Mark's SquarePhoto: Front of Gondola...the different decorative fronts describe where the gondola is fromPhoto: Canal in Venice, ItalyPhoto: I call this, “Chris Under Glass”.... Lunch in VenicePhoto: Lunch in Venice, ItalyPhoto: Lunch in Venice, Italy with collars up (we were mocking the dorks who were wearing them up)... our waiter did a good job taking this photo, unlike that tool outside the DuomoPhoto: Some building in VenicePhoto: Teresa enjoying the canal in Venice, ItalyPhoto: Interesting window in Venice, ItalyPhoto: Venice, ItalyPhoto: Glass blown Klan members in Venice, ItalyPhoto: Glass blown naked old men in Venice, Italy (yeah...I don't get it either)Photo: Restaurant on the canal in Venice, ItalyPhoto: Teresa before our gondola ridePhoto: Our gondola on the grand canalPhoto: Gondola ride in Venice, ItalyPhoto: Gondola ride in Venice, ItalyPhoto: Gondola ride in Venice, ItalyPhoto: Gondola ride in Venice, ItalyPhoto: Gondola ride in Venice, Italy (our driver looks to be off his cell phone at this point)Photo: Gondola ride in Venice, ItalyPhoto: Teresa touching something in a “no touching allowed” store in Venice, ItalyPhoto: Teresa and Katie at dinner in Venice, Italy.  We were charged $10 US for a beer here...so that pitcher you see in the photo went home with us...along with a glass rooster they had.  Don't mess with Americans.Photo: Chris and Katie...sleeping on the train ride from Venice to FlorencePhoto: Teresa on the train ride from Venice to Florence, ItalyPhoto: Our rental car in Florence, ItalyPhoto: The castle we stayed at in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: The castle we stayed at in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: Our room at the castle in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: Sienna, Italy - Our rooms at the castlePhoto: The castle we stayed at in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: Our shower/bath in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: The castle we stayed at in Sienna, Italy...by the poolPhoto: By the pool in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: The castle we stayed at in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: View from the castle grounds in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: The castle grounds in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: Katie and Chris before dinner in SiennaPhoto: Before dinner in SiennaPhoto: Yeah, I took this picture.  Sienna, ItalyPhoto: Katie and Teresa before dinnerPhoto: Dinner by the pool in Sienna.  We got to crash an Italian wedding and had a 7 course meal...it was amazing.Photo: Teresa and Katie enjoying wine during dinner in Sienna at the castle...lots and lots of winePhoto: Chris and Curt...the sober ones of the foresomePhoto: You see what happens when you have too much wine?Photo: Cardinal fan in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: Loading up to leave the castle in Sienna, Italy and heading to Chianti, ItalyPhoto: Bathroom stop on the way to Chianti...we were also semi-lost.Photo: Castle on the way to Chianti, ItalyPhoto: We were greeted by a cool old dog when we arrived at our Villa in Chianti, ItalyPhoto: Our room at the Villa in Chianti, ItalyPhoto: Our room in Chianti, ItalyPhoto: Band at the wine festival in ChiantiPhoto: View from the bluff in Chianti, Italy at the Wine FestivalPhoto: Chianti, ItalyPhoto: Looks like Jeff's bike...in ChiantiPhoto: Our breakfast area at the Villa in Chianti, ItalyPhoto: Approaching storm...big storm...very big stormPhoto: In the vineyard behind our villa in Chianti, ItalyPhoto: The vineyard behind our villa in Chianti, Italy...this was our tourguide...he would guide you around the area and seemed to love showing people aroundPhoto: The vineyard behind our villa in Chianti, ItalyPhoto: Teresa enjoying the wine tasting bar/storePhoto: Teresa and Katie sampling olive oilPhoto: Teresa and Katie sampling olive oil and wine tastingPhoto: Curt rinsing out yet another one of Teresa's wine glassesPhoto: Teresa next to a giant rooster, the symbol of Chianti, ItalyPhoto: A movie theater showing I Simpsons IL FilmPhoto: Teresa in the vineyard behind our villa in Chianti, ItalyPhoto: The vineyard behind our villa in Chianti, ItalyPhoto: The vineyard behind our villa in Chianti, ItalyPhoto: The vineyard behind our villa in Chianti, ItalyPhoto: The vineyard behind our villa in Chianti, Italy - Each vineyard has a name, as you see herePhoto: Teresa and Curt in the vineyard behind our villa in Chianti, ItalyPhoto: The vineyard behind our villa in Chianti, Italy holding an olive tree branchPhoto: Chris and Katie at the poolPhoto: The rear of our villa in Chianti, ItalyPhoto: The vineyard behind our villa in Chianti, ItalyPhoto: Rainbow in Chianti, ItalyPhoto: Our guide in ChiantiPhoto: Chris and Katie showing off in Chianti, ItalyPhoto: The villa in Chianti, ItalyPhoto: No idea what this isPhoto: Teresa and Katie...in...uh....not surePhoto: Waiting in line to see the floors of Svelato Duomo - They only uncover their ornate floors for viewing by the public for a few weeks out of the year....and it's about to rain real hard...and we are in linePhoto: Svelato Duomo in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: Inside the Svelato Duomo in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: Inside the Svelato Duomo in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: Inside the Svelato Duomo in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: Inside the Svelato Duomo in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: Inside the Svelato Duomo in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: Inside the Svelato Duomo in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: Inside the Svelato Duomo in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: Outside the Svelato Duomo in Sienna, ItalyPhoto: Sienna, ItalyPhoto: Waiting for our train in Chiusi, Italy on the way to Rome, italyPhoto: Teresa enjoys dinner our first night in RomePhoto: Smart car in RomePhoto: Teresa enjoys the Smart Car in RomePhoto: Smart cars are as long as most cars are wide and can park accordinglyPhoto: Drunk people on the Spanish Steps in Rome Italy - Blah...we weren't impressedPhoto: Trevi Fountain in Rome, ItalyPhoto: Trevi Fountain in Rome, ItalyPhoto: Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy - You are supposed to drink from this water...but I didn't because I didn't want disentaryPhoto: Katie and Teresa throwing in a coin and making a wish at Trevi Fountain in Rome, ItalyPhoto: Teresa at the Trevi Fountain in Rome, ItalyPhoto: Trevi Fountain in Rome, ItalyPhoto: Chris and Curt at the Trevi Fountain in Rome, ItalyPhoto: Teresa and Curt at the Trevi Fountain in Rome, ItalyPhoto: Trevi Fountain in Rome, ItalyPhoto: Trevi Fountain in Rome, ItalyPhoto: This horse liked Teresa.  But Katie...not so much.Photo: Window display in Rome.  Very Happy Everything.Photo: Gelato...the desert of the Gods.  We had this every day...sometimes twice a day.Photo: Waiting in line at McDonalds...where they charge you for ketchup packetsPhoto: Outside McDonalds in RomePhoto: Pastel work in RomePhoto: No idea what this is.  It was near where we bought our soccer tickets.Photo: Cool column walkway in RomePhoto: It's big and in Rome, but I don't know what it is called.Photo: Teresa in RomePhoto: We walked by a Rome wedding photo shootPhoto: Ruins in Rome, ItalyPhoto: More ruins in Rome...half of the city seems to be in ruins.Photo: The great Curt and some guy named Caeser, whom I think is famous for making salad dressingPhoto: On the way to the Colosseum in Rome, ItalyPhoto: Teresa and Curt outside the ColosseumPhoto: Chris and Katie outside the ColosseumPhoto: WE'RE INSIDE THE COLOSSEUM!!!!!!!Photo: Inside the amazing ColosseumPhoto: The maze of walls, compartments and elevator shafts under the floor of the ColosseumPhoto: Brave warrior at the Colosseum in RomePhoto: Under the floor of the ColosseumPhoto: Teresa admires the ColosseumPhoto: Teresa rests at the ColosseumPhoto: The ColosseumPhoto: The ColosseumPhoto: The ColosseumPhoto: Looking out a window of the Colosseum in RomePhoto: The ColosseumPhoto: Brave warrior and servant at the ColosseumPhoto: Curt & Teresa at the ColosseumPhoto: The ColosseumPhoto: The ColosseumPhoto: The ColosseumPhoto: Teresa and the ColosseumPhoto: Preparing to risk our lives at the AS Roma vs. Dynamo Kyiv soccer matchPhoto: We can hear the echoing chanting of the loud and rowdy crowd inside the stadium...it was really loud and very intimidatingPhoto: AS Roma vs. Dynamo Kyiv in Rome, ItalyPhoto: In game action, AS Roma vs. Dynamo Kyiv in Rome, ItalyPhoto: AS Roma (the home team) wins 2-0...they dominated the game and it could have easily been 4-0 as they hit two postsPhoto: After the gamePhoto: After the game, Katie and Teresa are happy we didn't get killedPhoto: The seats after the soccer match.  This is typical of what we saw in various parts of Rome.  The citizens there have little respect for the cleanliness of their cityPhoto: Massive statues outside of the Olympic StadiumPhoto: Massive statues outside the stadiumPhoto: StatuePhoto: Outside Olympic StadiumPhoto: Another statuePhoto: Teresa is half as tall as this statue outside the Olympic StadiumPhoto: Size 60 shoePhoto: Yet another statue (what is it with Rome and statues?)Photo: Our room at the Central Rooms B & BPhoto: Chris accepting the offer of a pig in RomePhoto: Vatican City MuseumPhoto: Vatican City MuseumPhoto: Vatican City MuseumPhoto: Vatican City MuseumPhoto: Vatican City MuseumPhoto: Vatican City MuseumPhoto: Sistine Chapel ceiling (we weren't allowed to take pictures...and there were guards everywhere yelling at anyone they saw take a picture...but I cracked this one off withing being noticed)Photo: Steps at the Vatican City MuseumPhoto: Vatican City MuseumPhoto: Outside St. Peter's Cathederal (Popeville)Photo: Outside St. Peter's CathederalPhoto: Outside St. Peter's CathederalPhoto: St. Peter's CathederalPhoto: St. Peter's CathederalPhoto: St. Peter's CathederalPhoto: St. Peter's CathederalPhoto: St. Peter's CathederalPhoto: St. Peter's CathederalPhoto: St. Peter's CathederalPhoto: St. Peter's CathederalPhoto: St. Peter's CathederalPhoto: St. Peter's CathederalPhoto: St. Peter's Cathederal - The largest church in the worldPhoto: St. Peter's Cathederal - Michaelangelo's last sculpturePhoto: Teresa next to the holy waterPhoto: St. Peter's CathederalPhoto: St. Peter's CathederalPhoto: St. Peter's CathederalPhoto: St. Peter's CathederalPhoto: The Trevi Fountain at nightPhoto: Is that Dusty???Photo: Mmmmm...gelato.Photo: Katie and Teresa sporting their new purchases with George Clooney in the backgroundPhoto: Eiffel tower at nightPhoto: The Colosseum at night