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retroblogging: europe day 5

as a teenager, and in college, i explored south america, oceania, and southeast asia…i just…didn’t really CARE about europe. i don’t know why. it didn’t seem exotic, romantic, or mysterious enough.

but that switch has been flipped, and after this trip, europe seems like the most wonderful and intoxicating place on the planet. (well, maybe not MOST…but it’s my current geographical craving.) i fully intend to return to europe for longer than 5 days and let the history and cobblestones seep through my shoes and into my soul.

day 5 started off on top of the alp with that crystal clear view i’d been hoping for.

from inside the room.

then had to grab one last pain au chocolat for breakfast before descending the alp.


i won’t tell you how many shots i took or how long i stood there waiting for the flag to unfurl JUST RIGHT.

i went to 3 h&m’s looking for a particular jacket…which, i could have gotten for less in the US, but i bought in switzerland on principle. i needed to have SOMETHING from my whirlwind trip to europe. 😀 i did find it, though! (mine’s red.)

after my shopping was completed…i set about exploring geneva. i only had about 4 hours until i needed to catch the train back to the airport for my flight out, but i managed to cover quite a bit of ground.


(this one MIGHT be my favorite from the day…and the water really is crazy blue.)


i love this one and the next one a whole lot as well.


these two totally don’t go together. the first one is all, “yay, pretty europe,” and the second…well, it is wrong on about 100 different levels.

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christa28 January 2010 - 19:24

i’m ubber in love with that shot of the birds. in b&w- it is PERFECTION!

Amanda31 January 2010 - 20:31

so many beautiful pictures! Love the one with all the different colored shutters! And the jacket is wicked cute! I love H&M!

Kim K.1 February 2010 - 18:53

These are AWESOME! Love the on with all the windows, third from the end. Great work!

Dorthe13 September 2010 - 14:42

I just went to Geneva as well – didn’t think anything of it before – Now I love it! Great pics… :)

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