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Apr. 24th, 2008 | 07:06 pm
location: my desk, my room
mood: draineddrained
music: "Dark Road" Annie Lennox

Dear Journal Viewers, 

Well as many of you know or now will know, I took an amazing ten-day tour through Europe this Easter break. I wouldn't have traded it for anything, I am so thankful to my parents for giving me the oppurtunity! 
Our wonderful group of highschoolers and chaperones--35 total, went through 3 major cities (Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam)  and took three mini-trips (Bruges, Antwerp, and a little town outside of Amsterdam that I forget the name of!).

I decided then and there that I am determined to live in Europe!  It's truly amazing, so much history and a true culture! 

So without further adieu here are the long awaited photos--there are lots! They speak for themselves. 


.Our beautiful French tourguide, Jean Christophe, we nicknamed him "J.C"  


well this is self-explanitory...


The military acedemy statue...


this too...! 


Musee d'Orsay..


the entrance to gardens at Versailles! 


me randomly in Paris waiting for the metro! 


woops forgot to resize lol but a Paris street, this makes me happy! 


Effiel Tower lit up at night! it sparkles!! 


somewhere in Brussels! 


Bruges is amazing! (it's in Belgium)


Atomic thing in Brussels from the 58' world's fair! 


more Bruges beautifulness 


Seaport town outside of Amsterdam maybe called Vollendam (??) 

Well that's just the tip of the iceberg as for all of the 600 photos I took.  Hope that was enjoyable! 

haha one more for crown_the_queen of Catherine the Great--I couldn't get this one to upload before--GAHHH--




 

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crown_the_queen

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from: crown_the_queen
date: Apr. 24th, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
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You are quite the photographer! I'm impressed. :D

I am so glad you had such a great time in Europe. You're making me want to go there on vacation sometime even more!

Just look at Catherine the Great. *dreamy sigh* Not to rip McD's, but I'm lovin' it.

XO

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roxierocks5

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from: roxierocks5
date: Apr. 25th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
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ahh thanks, that's the second time someone has said that about my photos:) I think my minor might be photography in college, I love it!

Go!!! It's amazing and so beautiful!!!!

haha! I'm lovin her too! She's so elusive and elegant! do have any icons for her??

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from: read_my_silence
date: Apr. 25th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
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OMG! this icons is amazing =)
*squee*

=)

*hugs*

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roxierocks5

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from: roxierocks5
date: Apr. 26th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
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are you talking about this one??

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roxierocks5

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from: roxierocks5
date: Apr. 26th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
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woops I mean this one!!

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from: read_my_silence
date: Apr. 26th, 2008 07:21 am (UTC)
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nope the caligula one =)

*hugs*

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crown_the_queen

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from: crown_the_queen
date: Apr. 25th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
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That'd be a great minor! You definitely have the talent. :)

Have to say, her elusiveness is one of the many things about her with which I'm fascinated. Ohhhhhhh, yes, do I ever have icons! These were all made back when my photoshop skills were still at a basic level, so they're definitely in need of some revamping soon. Yet, I figured I'd share them anyway: http://s280.photobucket.com/albums/kk172/randomcrazies/non-animated%20icons/

I've also just started working on some animated icons with Deneuve.

Btw, we watched Juliette Binoche "Bleu" in my Film History class the other day, and guess who's header kept flashing in my mind? ;)

XO

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roxierocks5

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from: roxierocks5
date: Apr. 25th, 2008 10:20 am (UTC)
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omg ICONS!! Well that's probably better than I could do, computers are well, they aren't my friend lol hello, it took me this long to ask about the cut thing lol
haha! I love your icon, I watched a brief clip of Deneuve singing in 8 femmes omg *sexy* haha and it's in french lol

"Bleu" is the reason I just adore Juliette, she's so brilant in anything she does, but that film is amazing. It's painful to see her character struggling to let all of this emotion out, and fighting it. Ahhh Juliette...

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roxierocks5

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from: roxierocks5
date: Apr. 26th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
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hey I went happily icon shopping in your amazing photobucket icons album:) hha as you can see:)

And your skills are AMAZING, I couldn't do that!

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crown_the_queen

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from: crown_the_queen
date: Apr. 26th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
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Awww, I'm so happy you could find some that you like! :D

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roxierocks5

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from: roxierocks5
date: Apr. 26th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
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they are beautiful:)
I so need to see "The Hunger" now!

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from: read_my_silence
date: Apr. 25th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
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Love the pics!
Jep Bruges is amazing, it's my favorite Belgium city. In a few weeks, we're going on a school trip to...PARIS!
So I'll post a few pics when I'm back and then it will be very quiet on my lj, exams are comming very close :S
the atomic thing as you called it, we call it the Atomium :p
Never forget that ;)
I'm so jealous you saw Versaille, I went a few times to Paris and never saw it.

*huggies from belgium*

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roxierocks5

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from: roxierocks5
date: Apr. 26th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
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omg thanks so much, I loved your Berlin pics.
Also thanks for the advice on the LJ cut thing, it worked clearly!
Yeah my school year is coming to a close soon too, so I need to pass everything, so it will be quiet on my end for awhile too.
Omg have fun in Paris, eat a chocolat Crepe for me:) and just savor the moments in that magical place.
Atomium, yeah I forgot what it was called thanks for reminding me:)
Versaille is beautiful, a bit lavish lol I can see why they rebelled!
But the gardens are amazing! Maybe you'll go this time!!
Hope all is well
*hugs from America*
--Roxie

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from: read_my_silence
date: Apr. 26th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)
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thank you
it's always great to get a comment from you =)
You're welcome about the lj-cut-thing.It was the first time that anybody asked me advice for a lj thing, so I was happy to help you.No we're not going to Versaille this year :'( But I'll certainly think of you when I'm looking at the Eiffel Tower.

sweet dreams (you're probably sleeping when I'm writing this :p It's 9.48 AM here)

*Chocolate hugs*

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roxierocks5

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from: roxierocks5
date: Apr. 26th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
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aww well I love hearing from you too!
Yeah that LJ cut thing, let's just say I'm bad with computers so it was quite an accomplishment for me to figure that out!
Well have fun in Paris, do enjoy yourself!

haa yeah I was sleeping...I slept in late today!

btw was I anywhere near you when I was in Belgium??

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from: read_my_silence
date: Apr. 26th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
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euh... so you went to Bruges, Antwerp and Brussels?
Well I live only 15 km. from Brussels so yeah you were quite close to me =)
Where do you live in the USA?

*belgian hugs*

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roxierocks5

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from: roxierocks5
date: Apr. 26th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
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wow! ehhe that's awesome, had I known you before we could have met up! a few people on our trip contacted their friends who joined us some of our trip:)
I live in the Buckeye State otherwise known as Ohio--I live near Cleveland.

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from: read_my_silence
date: Apr. 27th, 2008 11:26 am (UTC)
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geography was never my favorite subject :p
I don't know where Ohio lies :S
Must look it op on the map.
I only know where New York and Seattle lie(= yep from the movie sleepless in Seattle )
Lol I could have join you, but I'm afraid my teachers wouldn't be happy when I told them I missed school because I had to see Bruges with my lj friend :p

*hugs*

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roxierocks5

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from: roxierocks5
date: Apr. 26th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
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Hmmm it's so awesome that you live so close to it all! Well one day I will too:) But I want to visit Finland and Sweden!
yes, he is....:) He was a wonderful guide and very entertaining:)

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roxierocks5

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from: roxierocks5
date: Apr. 26th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
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ohhh, I will.
Is that kindof like the "white nights " in Russia??
Why does it happen??
I can tell you, it get very dark in the winter here, sometimes its pitch black and it will be 5 pm..it's awful!

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roxierocks5

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from: roxierocks5
date: Apr. 26th, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
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haha I know! I hate when it's dark, I don't mind clouds but darkness is very sad.
our summers depend, it can be very warm--which is nice BUT it can also be so humid that its impossible to sleep! Now I don't like that. How bout where you are??

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