I realized the other day that I have spent quite a few days of July abroad in recent years. Here are a few photos from July excursions to Europe.
And we crossed the city limits a few times.
Lunch in Florence, after a cooking class.
Choir and clergy after final service.
Fish & chips from a market stall.
Her cell from garden.
With Ramelle Sarna.
With Ramelle in Exeter.
Taking a photo at the Sky Garden.
I was at the Berliner Oper.
In the small library.
In the master’s garden.
Midday. Happy guy with Cava.
At the waterfront, with the city center behind me.
I’m trying my hand at being a Rembrandt model. Amsterdam, 2015.
A solitary bicycle.
Flowers on the bridge over our canal.
At Wells Cathedral.
At Michael’s grave in July 2013, Twigworth Church, Gloucestershire.
A pint of Brains!
In the very room….
At the Elgar Birthplace Museum outside of Worcester.
My choir colleagues and I surrounding the tomb of King John.
Tudor buildings in Ludlow.
Sheep! I smell lamb chops….
At the hotel.
With John Schaefer and George Emblom, Worcester Cathedral.
Today’s beer at lunchtime.
In the cloister after the service.
At the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
The Vicars Close, a national treasure.
At St. Mary Redcliffe.
With Kevin Cherry at Sutton Mawr Farm outside of Cardiff.
On deck, with Wales in the distance as we move up the Severn Estuary.
Kevin dancing with Jenny from Sydney.
A beautiful sight.
In the forecourt of Holyrood Palace.
At Wordsworth’s grave.
A British version of Dollar Store.
An old house, now a shop, collapsing of its own weight.
At Shakespeare’s birthplace.
A Greenwich street scene.
Sunset in York, July 2013.
Standing astride the Prime Meridian.
Astride the Prime Meridian, one foot in the Western Hemisphere, the other not.
Kevin views the Mona Lisa.
Shopping for postcards in the Louvre.
Eiffel Tower et moi.
6.30 a.m. boarding call.
At the Tower.
Me at St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal.
Restaurants on Place Jacques-Cartier.
My Tuesday lunch of Swedish meatballs, whipped potatoes, pickled cucumber, and tart lingonberries.
Looking at Manhattan.
Scenes from Montreal, Vienna, London and every one of the countries in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Stockholm, Antwerp, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Florence, other points in Austria, and Paris. I think that’s it.
Travel was by jet, plane, car, bus, train, and bicycle!
Many of these adventures were with my friend Kevin Cherry, or with the choir from Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City. I’m grateful to Webster University for the Messing Award that allowed me to spend three weeks in Vienna in July 2018 for curriculum development.