EUROPEAN MEMORIES

organ grinder
organ grinder in Helsingør, Denmark

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LONDON

History comes alive in this cosmopolitan city. There are magnificent buildings that date back some 800 years. The Tower of London should be on any history buff's "must-see" list.

Oxford St. Oxford St.- see the double-decker bus in the background Buckingham Palace Changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace
bobbies Bobbies in Hyde Park Tower of London A drizzly day at the Tower of London
British Museum The British Museum - inside you can see the Magna Carta, right next to original hand-penned Beatles lyrics

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BRUSSELS

Brussels is the political capital of Europe.  It is offcially a bilingual city; all street signs are written in both French and Flemish (Dutch).  The bi-cultural influence is evident in the grand architecture throughout the city.

Grand Place Buildings of the Grand Place (or Grote Markt in Flemish) Hotel de Ville The city hall, Hotel de Ville, is the centrepiece of La Grand Place
Manneken Pis The whimsical 'mascot' of Brussels Dutch architecture Dutch influence is apparent in the tops of these buildings

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KØBENHAVN (COPENHAGEN)

Another beautiful European city, featuring a long pedestrian mall known as the Strøget, in the downtown area.

Roligans A Roligan soccer celebration, on the Strøget.
There is a good explanation of this in my guestbook.
canal A canal, in the older section of town

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BERLIN

Virtually destroyed by the bombs of World War II, Berlin is undergoing a massive reconstruction project.   When completed, it may well emerge as the most modern city on earth.

Brandenburg Gate The Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) has symbolized both a united Berlin and a divided Berlin; the latter when the Wall was in place Reichstag Germany's Parliament building, the Reichstag, is, on the outside, a recreation of the original facade.  The inside is strictly modern glass and steel.
Kurfurstendamm The Kürfurstendamm, Berlin's wide-boulevard answer to Paris' Champs d'Elysées Olympic Stadium Olympic Stadium, the site of Jesse Owens' 1936 Olympic victories
Kaiser Wilhelm Church
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, located near the Europa Centre
Berlin Cathedral The 100-year-old Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom)

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Last updated on 05/14/2002

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