Germany Pictures are up!

Germany Trip – a photoset on Flickr

I was going to categorize them and post descriptions of them over on my pictures pages on PaulSmithJr.com, but that was a lot more work than I felt like doing, and probably wouldn’t get it done. So I wimped out and set them up on Flicker. For now they’re relatively undescribed, but they are categorized by what city they were taken in. As time permits, I’ll go back and add comments as to what they actually are specifically.

One note: some of them pictures are very dark. I didn’t know until I got over there, but the battery in my camera was dying and couldn’t hold a charge that long so the flash didn’t go off in a number of shots. (I’m really disappointed about missing out on the picture of the life-size Last Supper sculpture. It was amazing.)

Enjoy! (If you care to.)

Pictures from Germany Trip

Proofs of the wedding photographs (A direct link to one of me, the grom and two of the bride’s other friends)

Another set

Photos the bride’s youngest sister took. I was traveling with her and her family two of those days and am in some of the photos. (This one’s not me.)

My pictures will be up eventually. I just have to find time to go through them, label them and size them properly. I’ve been very busy since I got back between work and other responsibilities. (The person to blame for keeping me busy knows who I’m talking about…)

Pictures from Germany Trip

Proofs of the wedding photographs (A direct link to one of me, the grom and two of the bride’s other friends)

Another set

Photos the bride’s youngest sister took. I was traveling with her and her family two of those days and am in some of the photos. (This one’s not me.)

My pictures will be up eventually. I just have to find time to go through them, label them and size them properly. I’ve been very busy since I got back between work and other responsibilities. (The person to blame for keeping me busy knows who I’m talking about…)

Back From Germany

As some of you are aware, I’ve been in Germany for the last few weeks. A friend of mine got married on the 14th and with her being such a good friend, I had no choice but to go over.

Those of you who know me well know that I dislike travel, preferring to stay in familiar surroundings and read books for relaxation, so this was a bit of a break from my normal routine. I can even say I enjoyed the trip. I’ll have some pictures posted at my personal website (http://www.paulsmithjr.com) when I get the chance. I’ll also, as time permits, go through and review my trip day by day to let you know what’s worth visiting and what’s not. Posts on this topic will be available in my Germany 2006 category.

As a quick overview: I started out flying into Frankfort and took the train to Karlsruhe where my friend lives on Friday. Saturday was the wedding, with a tour of the castle in Karlsruhe that morning. Sunday, I went with my friend’s family to Heidelberg and Monday we went to Freiberg. From there, I traveled by myself to Munich where I spent Tuesday afternoon to Friday morning. Friday I traveled to Vienna where I spent the weekend before traveling back to Karlsruhe Monday to catch the plane back to the USA on Tuesday.

In all, I had a great time, although by the end of it I really missed English. (My German is not so good. Very rusty.) I could definitely go back at some point.

UPDATE: A picture of my friend, her parents, her sisters and her new husband:

My friend’s the one in the wedding gown.

UPDATE 2: Fixed link to image. Blogger must be blocking things so that images can’t be used by outside sites, so I copied the image over to my site and relinked it.

Pet Peeves

We all have our stupid little pet peeves that make no sense to anyone but ourselves. One of mine is when people schedule weddings in October and don’t have a TV in the reception hall so I can keep up on the baseball playoffs. (I’ve walked out of a reception to call a friend for score updates in the past.) Well, now a friend of mine has scheduled her wedding in October in Germany. So it’s going to be hard to keep up with the playoffs over there at all.

To make matters worse, I just realized that since I’m making a vacation of it, I’ll be missing two episodes of Lost while I’m gone!

See what you’re doing to me, Ann!