In the United States we know gingerbread at Christmas made into a gingerbread man, a dark cookie sweetened with molasses. But in Europe it takes all kinds of shapes. (A list of our favorite tips for traveling with a camera is included at the end of this blog)
Outside the Sacre Coeur there was a food festival at Christmas where famous food providers from all over France were demonstrating cooking techniques. There we discovered the Canele d’Armagnac and the Baba au Bougnat, which quickly became our new Christmas tradition.
Really nice having some down time while traveling. Just leisurely wandering instead of rushing to the next planned activity. OUR TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH CAMERA EQUIPMENT OUR LIST OF FAVORITE EQUIPMENT FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY Traveling with camera equipment can get a little tricky, so we have listed some of our favorite tips for making it easier. Take only your favorite camera and lenses use a comfortable cross-body camera case always carry a polarizer use watertight and shock resistant equipment put gel packets in the camera case CAMERAS – Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5D Mark II LENSES – Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L II, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L, Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM Ultra Wide angle Zoom, Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II zoom Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L macro OTHER EQUIPMENT – Hoya 77mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB 160MB/s CompactFlash cards CompactFlash card case that is watertight and shock resistant Interteck reusable blue silica gel packets Tamrac sling pack camera bag
CAMERA AND LENS DETAILS LISTED ON THIS BLOG POST IN THE RIGHT COLUMN While in Strasbourg, Tony and I stopped to admire the exquisite wedding dresses at the boutique shop of haute couture designer Cleone, and actually met the designer herself. The dresses are incredibly imaginative. I would love to be invited to a runway show for the next collection – I can’t wait to see what she will design next. [Strasbourg, France – October 2, 2013]
Our romantic cruise down the Rhine was now abruptly over due to the crash. There was a gash in the side of the Viking River Cruise boat, and it could not continue. We were now in Strasbourg and were about to spend a few days there. But, if you are going to be stuck someplace in Europe, Strasbourg is a pretty good place. The city is gorgeous. We continued on with trying the local food and wandering around the town. The leaves were changing color and the town is surrounded by a canal, bordered by half timber houses and lots of trees, so it looks beautiful in the fall. OUR TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH CAMERA EQUIPMENT OUR LIST OF FAVORITE EQUIPMENT FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY Traveling with camera equipment can get a little tricky, so we have listed some of our favorite tips for making it easier. Take only your favorite camera and lenses use a comfortable cross-body camera case always carry a polarizer use watertight and shock resistant equipment put gel packets in the camera …
CAMERA AND LENS DETAILS LISTED ON THIS BLOG POST IN THE RIGHT COLUMN Our relaxing river cruise has ended before it hardly got started! The Viking Sun, part of the Viking River Cruise line crashed into a structure on the side of the canal at 2:30 in the morning (news article). Our cabin was below the water level, so we went topside where we took these pictures of the damage. We were near Strasbourg, so eventually the boat was evacuated and we were taken to Strasbourg, which was the end of our river cruise. I guess you have to be flexible when you travel, since you never know what is going to happen!!