Info from Europe Trip

Posted on October 16, 2003 by Stephen

Saint Pauls Cathedral is the picture with the gold cross at the top and the picture hanging in front of the building while it is being cleaned.
St Pauls Cathedral has been around since Londons earliest days. The first cathedral was founded here in the seventh century, and over the years it was destroyed and rebuilt several times. The current building is the fifth church on this site - after the Great Fire of London in 1666 it was redesigned by renowned architect Sir Christopher Wren and completed in 1711.
The Great Fire raged for days and destroyed over three quarters of the city, and the reconstruction of London which followed heralded a building boom that was to last 100 years.

Note on Our European Trip Photos

Posted on October 15, 2003 by Stephen

Saint Paul's Cathedral is the picture with the gold cross at the top and the picture hanging in front of the building while it is being cleaned.

European Vacation 2003

Posted on October 12, 2003 by quashnsa

Here are the most important pictures I took while in Europe. There are only ten photos here, but I have over 300 stored on my hard drive at home. This trip took me from London to Rome.

All shots are taken with a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P72 (3.2 megapixel) digital camera. This camera is a great choice for people like me who want a sturdy camera with "fast" shutter speed and enough megapixels to make photo prints.

First off is Buckingham Palace. I took this shot from St. James Park.

Let us not forget Parliament. I got this shot while riding the hop-on-hop-off bus tour.

The Clock Tower is where Big Ben (the bell inside) resides.

The famous Westminster Abbey.

In Paris there is the artist's area called Montemort where you can see the Sacre Couer.

There is also this other thing called the Eiffel Tower

In Luzern, you can find the Dying Lion and the Chappel Bridge.

In Rome, there is a famous fountain called Trevi Fountain.
You throw three coins over your left shoulder into it. The first coin
is to ensure your return to Rome, the second is for your wish, and the
third coin is for love.

Who could leave Rome without going into the Colosseum? I sure couldn't.

Partigas and Hoyo de Monterey Cuban Cigars

Posted on October 10, 2003 by quashnsa

I finally had a real Cuban Cigar. I was so lucky to be in London in October (2003). My friend Dave and I made our way over to London's famous smoke shop -- Davidoff of London. Davidoff's can be found right near Saint James Palace. I grabbed a Partagas and a Hoyo de Monterey. The wrapper leaf had nice flecks of green in it. The smoke was beyond compare. The ash was fine and white, the touch was firm and the draw was excellent. Strong is the word when it comes to flavor. I have been waiting a long time for this, and I was not dissapointed.