2005 – Paris, France

We visited Paris for some days in December, 2005.
Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is the most famous symbol of Paris. It is 320 meters tall, and was the highest construction in the world when it was built for the 1889 Universal Exhibition.

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One of the largest and most famous museums in the world is housed in the former royal palace, Louvre, in the center of Paris.

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The necropolisPère-Lachaise is one of the largest and most impressive cemeteries in the world.

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Other notable sites in Paris include the Arch of Triumph, Notre Dame, the Opera and the Sacre-Coeur basilica.

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Luis XIV built a massive palace in Versailles, just outside Paris. It was safer there than in the big city with all those protesting peasants.

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2005 – Sweden

On our way to and from Copenhagen, we drove through Sweden. We stopped in Gothenburg and at the Uddevalla bridge.
Uddevalla Bridge

The Uddevalla Bridge is on the road E6 between Gothenburg and Oslo. It was built in 2000.

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San Juan

2005 – Puerto Rico

We had an extended weekend in Puerto Rico in early August. We stayed in the capital, San Juan, and visited the Bacardi distillery outside the city.
San Juan

We stayed in San Juan, the capital of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

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Casa Bacardi

Just outside San Juan is Casa Bacardi, the largest rum distillery in the world.

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Los Angeles

2005 – USA

Since we moved to New York, USA, in April 2005, we have made trips to Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and the national parks Yosemite, Death Valley and Grand Canyon.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is only an 80 minutes train ride from Manhattan. We spent a weekend there in May.

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San Francisco

San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the USA. We started and ended our tour of the southwestern states in this city.

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Central California

We drove from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and on the way we visited Hearst Castle, Solvang, Santa Monica and Santa Barbara.

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Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, California, we stayed at Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, and visited the famous Hollywood sign, Hollywood Boulevard, Beverly Hills and downtown.

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the gambling capital of America. The city is in the middle of the Nevada desert.

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Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the natural wonders of the world. Every year, 5 million people come here to see with their own eyes what a photo can never fully express.

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Death Valley

Death Valley, in the Mojave Desert in California, has the lowest elevation on the western hemisphere - 86 meters below sea level. It is also one of the warmest spots on the planet.

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevadas, California, covers an area of over 3000 square kilometer (1200 sq miles). The park draws over 3 million visitors each year.

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2005 – New York City, USA

We lived in New York from April to August 2005.
Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in the USA.

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Liberty and Ellis Islands

The Statue of Liberty is located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. Next to Liberty Island is Ellis Island, which was the first stop in America for million of immigrants.

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As New York City is spread over several islands, Manhattan, Long Island (Brooklyn and Queens) and Staten Island as well as the mainland (Bronx), there are many bridges to tie it all together.

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2005 – UK

We travelled to London for a few days in the week of Easter, 2005.

While in London, we saw places like Tower of London, Big Ben, St. James's Park, St. Paul's Cathedral and Canary Wharf.

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2005 – Berlin, Germany

We visited the 4th largest city in Europe, Berlin, the last weekend of February, 2005.

After World War II, the USA, the UK and France merged their administration zones into one, and allowed it to be integrated into the Federal Republic of Germany, founded in 1949. With the new center in Kurfürstendamm, this part the city was the last outpost of the free world, and evolved into a showcase of western capitalism.

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After World War II, Berlin, Germany, and Europe were divided in two. East Germany developed a Soviet style communism, also apparent in architecture, like in Karl Marx Allee.

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Historic Center

The historic center includes Brandenburger Tor, Reichtag, Berliner Dom, Schinkel Museum and more. After the bombing during World War II, many buildings lay in ruins for up to 50 years.

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2005 – Western Norway

On the 27th of January, 2005, the wife of my brother gave birth to a baby girl, and Anton and I went to Sotra to see the baby. We also visited Bergen.

My brother, Jan, and his whife, Magdalena, had their first baby on 27th of January, 2005.

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Bergen by night

Some pictures from Bergen by night, a rainy January night.

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2005 – Netherlands

Anton and I went on a weekend trip to Amsterdam in January 2005.

Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands.The city is most famous for its canals, redlight district and "coffe" shops.

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