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England

Six Bells Pub The 6 Bells pub in Kidlington, where we spent most of our free time enjoying the English pub scene! Hampden Manor The Hampden Manor which housed 15 of us in Kidlington about 10 miles south of Oxford. Mom and me in London Mom (Julie) and me in front of London Tower. You can see Tower Bridge in the background. Big Ben and Parliament thumbnail A panoramic view of Big Ben and Parliament in London. A double decker bus is in the foreground. Westminster Abbey thumbnail The outside of Westminster Abbey in London, where many monarchs and royals are buried. White Cliffs of Dover Breath taking view of the unique White Cliffs of Dover on the English Channel in the southeast of England. Stonehenge thumbnail Although its exact purpose isn't known, Stonehenge is one of the most popular attractions in England.

Italy

Venice's Canal Grande thumbnail Canal Grande in Venice in the early morning filled with water taxis and gondolas. Rialto Bridge in Venice thumbnail Water taxis go under the world famous Rialto Bridge on the Canal Grande in Venice. Gondolas in Venice Numerous Gondolas on the Adriatic Sea in Venice docked near St. Mark's Square . Pope performs mass thumbnail Pope John Paul II performs mass every Wednesday in St. Peter's Square. Inside St. Peter's Basilica A view of some of the artwork inside St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. St. Mark's Square A view of the unique St. Mark's Basilica in St. Mark's Square in Venice. Colosseum This is the outside of the Colosseum in Rome where the famous gladiators did battle.

France and the Netherlands

Arc de triomphe in Paris thumbnail The majestic Arc de Triomphe on the world famous Champs d'Elysses in Paris. The reflecting pool at the American Cemetary in Normandy The reflecting pool at the American Cemetery in Normandy, just miles from Omaha Beach. Sacre Coeur Basilica The Sacre Coeur Basilica sits atop a majestic hill and overlooks all of Paris. View from Eiffel Tower The breathtaking view of Paris from the highest observation deck of the Eiffel Tower. Eiffel Tower at night The Eiffel Tower illuminates the night sky and boasted a countdown to the millennium. Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris thumbnail The Gothic architecture of Notre Dame (unfortunately under construction) in Paris. Anne Frank House This is the house where Anne Frank and her family hid in Amsterdam during WW II.

Ireland, Wales and Scotland

Guiness Brewery The outside gate at the Guinness Brewery in downtown Dublin, Ireland. Irish Sea My friend Jen and I in the hills hear Howth, Ireland overlooking the Irish Sea. Soccer stadium Tynecastle, home to Scottish Premier League team Hearts of Midlothian. Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, home to the crown jewels and Royal apartments. Cardiff Bay A view of boats in Cardiff Bay, without water due to construction of a bridge.
Greece, Sweden and Norway

Acropolis in Greece The beautiful and ancient Acropolis and its famed columns in Athens. Olympic Stadium Thumbnail Me sitting in the "bleachers" of the original Olympic Stadium in Athens. Swedish Royal Palace The Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden home of King Carl Gustaf XVI. Norway Royal Palace Norway's official Royal Palace in Oslo, home of King Harald V and his family.

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