These Are a Few of My Favorite Scenes: 2018

Group of people in net skirts walking along a boardwalk in Sitges, Spain

During the eight months that we traveled in Europe during 2018 we’ve taken thousands of photos. As you might expect, we have a lot of pictures of cathedrals, monuments, and palaces. But those aren’t the pictures that I find myself going back to repeatedly. It’s the slice of life photos, the unexpected scenes, that really speak to me. I hope you enjoy these photos as well.

Super sweet cat on Isle de St. Louis, Paris, France

Children playing in a shallow pool

Cooling off on a hot day in Place Kleber, the main square in Strasbourg, France

Students learning English at Notre Dame Cathedral, Strasbourg, France

Man hugging his friend after France’s World Cup win

Celebrating the World Cup win in Strasbourg, France

A pair of well-worn shoes on a leafy cobblestone street

One pair of very tired shoes

Fox street art in Lisbon

Every time I see this photo of the charming street art in Lisbon, Portugal I have to smile. It’s one of my favorite pieces of street art I have seen so far.

I have no idea why the tables are in the Plaza Real, Barcelona, Spain but I think they look cool.

Along the Seine, Paris, France

Bike at the Memory Restaurant in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

A curious cat in Faro, Portugal

The Seagull, a romantic restaurant overlooking the Black Sea

A new friend at Quinta de Regalaria, Sintra, Portugal

Hedgie 1 on the St. Martin Canal, Paris, France

Domaine de Marie Antoinette, Versailles, France

Shakespeare and Company English language bookstore, Paris, France

Boot shine, Seville, Spain

A cafe near the cruise ship docks in Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal

A bachelor party in Sitges, Spain

Then there are the pictures I can only carry in my memory. The ones that got away like the two slim, blue suited men sharing one scooter on a Paris street at midday. Or the adorable young woman merrily riding her bike through the streets of Strasbourg unaware that the back of her dress was flipping up and down in the wind, showing her modest undies. Sometimes the camera just isn’t fast enough.

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