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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.- see the double-decker bus in the background||Changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace|
|Bobbies in Hyde Park||A drizzly day at the Tower of London|
|The British Museum - inside you can see the Magna Carta, right next to original hand-penned Beatles lyrics|
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.
|Buildings of the Grand Place (or Grote Markt in Flemish)||The city hall, Hotel de Ville, is the centrepiece of La Grand Place|
|The whimsical 'mascot' of Brussels||Dutch influence is apparent in the tops of these buildings|
Another beautiful European city, featuring a long pedestrian mall known as the Strøget, in the downtown area.
|A Roligan soccer celebration, on the
There is a good explanation of this in my guestbook.
|A canal, in the older section of town|
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.
|The Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) has symbolized both a united Berlin and a divided Berlin; the latter when the Wall was in place||Germany's Parliament building, the Reichstag, is, on the outside, a recreation of the original facade. The inside is strictly modern glass and steel.|
|The Kürfurstendamm, Berlin's wide-boulevard answer to Paris' Champs d'Elysées||Olympic Stadium, the site of Jesse Owens' 1936 Olympic victories|
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, located near the Europa Centre
|The 100-year-old Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom)|
Last updated on 05/14/2002
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