Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dinner on the Seine

UPDATE: new photos and a movie posted here.

Melané's birthday picnic

Wine, baguettes, cheese, and friends in the park. A perfect day.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Apparently the last shot was the pre-show and this is the band. Oh well, it was an honest mistake! Go Duran, Duran!

Partying with Duran Duran in Frankfurt

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Today we ascended the Tour Eiffel. This has been at the top of Leila's list since we arrived. It is *really* high and everyone was thrilled. We'll post a photo album toward the end of the week

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A small water feature

The grove of Apollo and the Nymphs.

The lawn that Dad mowed

This is the back lawn at Versailles, and it seems to be about as large as the lawn that Dad had to mow growing up in San Francisco.

King Louis XIV's garden gnome

Shopping for real estate

51,000 square meters of interior space, 700 rooms, 6123 paintings, and 2,102 sculptures. Don't bother asking about the property taxes!

Mel getting home renovation ideas

Yes, those are *real* gold gates! No wonder the crowds lopped off the king's head when he lived here and they had nothing to eat!

Palace of Versailles

20 minutes outside Paris on the RER (the French version of BART), lies the Palace of Versailles. The sun poked out today so we decided to go check it out.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Opera House

The roof of Lafayette Gallery provides a great perspective on the back of the Opera House.

Gallery ceiling

Gallery Lafayette

John Hanford in Paris

John has come to visit, and we are headed out to shop.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

London Photos Published

Hello all - I have consolidated the photos from our London trip and published them in an album here: