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The French promoter Andre wanted to ride with us and see how we worked. We about wore poor Andre out. 32 gigs in 32 days. Bluesbreaker style. Last photo op before we get on the plane for the long ride home. Marseille, France. 3/27/05. Image property of Eike Thude.
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The view from my room. Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Marseille, France. 3/26/05.
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The view from Fort d'Entrecasteaux. Behind me are the 5th century Basilique St-Victor, and on top of the hill is the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Another great day for a stroll. Marseille, France. 3/26/05.
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Something about climbing to the highest point. Got on top of this guy too. the very ornate Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Incredible view. Marseille, France. 3/26/05.
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Sometimes the cool guys let me hang out with them. Hangin' with one of the best, Eike Thude. Backstage at Le Rockstore. Montpellier, France. 3/25/05. Image property of Eike Thude.
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Roman aqueduct. Montpellier, France. 3/25/05.
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I play piano about as well as I sing. Someone smart stopped giving me a microphone years ago. Fooling around at a rare sound check, La Mounede, Toulouse, France. 3/23/05. Image property of Eike Thude.
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Loading up for another drive in the country. Abbeville, France. 3/20/05.
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I thought I saw that gargoyle move. Cathedrale Notre-Dame da Reims. Reims, France. 3/15/05.
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame da Reims by night. Reims, France. 3/15/05.
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Not hard to see what the future holds for me. A sleepless night. Do the curtains close? Of course not. That's alright, I'll take pictures of the Cathedral all night. Reims, France. 3/15/05.
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame da Reims. Reims, France. 3/15/05.
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Rennes, France. Awesome. 3/14/05.
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This is what I look like as I bumble aimlessly about the continent. Coutances Cathedral, Coutnaces, France. 3/12/05. Image property of Eike Thude.
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Brest Harbor looking out to the Atlantic Ocean. Brest, France. 3/11/05.
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Deadpan Joe Yuele cracks me up backstage. Le Millenaire, Savigny Le Temple, France. 3/10/05. Image property of Eike Thude.
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Just outside an industrial park I stumbled across the remains of a 17th century summer home. And what a cool little spot it was. Moat and all. Somewhere south of Paris, France. 3/10/05.
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Sound check? Not really, just came in for a sandwich. Jazzhaus, Freiburg, Germany. 3/8/05. Image property of Eike Thude.
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The view from the absolute very top of the amazing 13th century gothic Freiburg Minster. Freiburg, Germany. 3/8/05.
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Trying to look cool, but not cold. Dig the Levy's straps. Best on the planet. Ulm, Germany. 3/7/05. Image property of Stefan De Batselier.
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Hangin' backstage before the show. Me, Torres van den Helder, John and Heidi Cordsmeier. I've got the Bluesbreaker approved pre-show drink of choice; Fiery Ginger Beer absolutely ROCKS. Fabrik Club, Hamburg, Germany. 3/2/05.
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I knew I put that note around here somewhere, now where was it? Munster, Germany. 3/1/05. Image property of Hans Abry.
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St. Lambert's Church 14th Century. Munster, Germany. 3/1/05.
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Nice afternoon for a stroll in the Forstrevier Zerzabelshof. Outside Nurnberg, Germany. 2/28/05.
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Town Hall, early 16th century. Naumburg, Germany. 2/23/05.
     
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