Monday, August 18, 2008

Oktoberfest, Munich Germany

You need to arrive early to the tents to get a seat. No seat, no beer.

Oktoberfest, Munich Germany

One of the more decorative tents.

Oktoberfest, Munich Germany

I had just arrived to the grounds of Oktoberfest and it was a little bit of sensory overload. There are 14 "tents" where you can take part in the revelry. The tents range in seating capacity from 3,000 to 10,000. They are called tents, but they are really permanent buildings decorated on the inside to look like tents.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Volterra, Italy (Tuscany)

My friend and I had parked our Vespas in a spot in Volterra that wasn't exactly a parking space. When we returned to the scooters we saw these three guys standing around them and talking. We thought for sure they were angry that we parked the scooters there. No, they were just gawking at the Vespas. It's funny, we thought the Vespas were pretty prevalent around Italy, but the Italians are still proud of Italian design and were staring at them in awe anyway.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Tuscany area of Italy

My friend and I decided we needed to rent Vespa scooters to really take in Tuscany Italian style. We came upon this field with the cypress trees planted in a single row. This photo looks more like a fake movie backdrop, but it's the real thing. The scenery in Tuscany was some of the most beautiful I've ever seen. It reminded me of parts of Switzerland.

Rome, Italy

There is something about photos of people laughing that just make you smile. I had never seen any type of bologna, salami, etc. that was ever this big before. This just happens to be mortadella. They cut this and make sandwiches. I didn't have any mortadella, but I did have some of their desserts and man were they good.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Santorini, Greece

I came across this man while driving in Santorini. My friend and I were cruising around the Greek island in our Smart Car in the late afternoon and I saw this guy working in the field. He spoke no English and I spoke no Greek, but we proceeded to have a conversation for a few minutes. I understood that he was working in a vineyard, tending to the grapes. He understood my request for a photo.