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We’ve been getting nicer weather off and on, and then this week it went up into the high 80s Fahrenheit. Although I normally don’t like hot weather, it’s been veeeery nice.

So now I’m going to show you a lot of stuff I’ve done in the past month or so, in between everything else. It’s gonna be quick, because it’s already pretty late…

There was the day I went church visiting and photographed St Lukas, one of the big Lutheran churches:

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Before I start making my longer posts again, I wanted to post the tail end of my pictures from my Venice trip. I always meant to, but I forgot. It’s just a bunch of pictures I took out the train window, but hopefully they will serve to show (1) how fun it is to travel by train in daylight, (2) the landscape outside of cities with the castles and things, and (3) how the Alps differ from American mountains.

It was so cool to travel straight from the coast of (northern) Italy, through the lowlands, then up through the Italian and Austrian Alps (the region of Tyrol), and down again to Munich — though it was pretty much dark out by the time we got to Innsbruck (in Austria). (more…)

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On my second day Katherine was able to come with me, which was much more fun and less intimidating. (I sort of like and sort of don’t like the riskiness of traveling in a strange city on my own…) But there was still risk involved — for instance, when I kept crossing the street and forgetting which way to look for cars, and was nearly hit by a bus. Killed by a double-decker bus in London, what a way to go.

Onward!

We went to see the London (or Brompton) Oratory, which meant…

We were in Newman country. (more…)

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London: Day One!

(Minus Westminster Abbey and possibly other churches. I know, the best parts! I will have to make supplementary posts.)

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Oh, while I am still putting off making my London and Oxford posts (only because I have so many pictures, not because it wasn’t awesome, which it WAS) — back around the time Max and I finally finished reading LOTR, Max was inspired to act out the entire trilogy with Playmobil, a feat which I happily assisted:

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