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Landfall, North America. Northernmost Quebec near Hudson Bay. 04/04/06.
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West coast of Ireland. 04/04/06.
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Scored another good window seat. Next stop LAX. London first. 04/04/06.
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Heading home, one more gig in London. Window seat. Paris, France. 04/03/06.
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St Brieuc, France. 04/02/06.
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Pre gig stroll. Concarneau, France. 04/01/06.
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Ramparts, Ville-Close. Concarneau, France.04/01/06.
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Concarneau, France. 04/01/06.
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Nouveau Port and the 14th century Ville-Close. Concarneau, France. 04/01/06.
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The Atlantic Ocean from my room. Concarneau, France. 04/01/06.
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April fools day. Looks tropical, but it's Normandy on the way to Concarneau, France. 04/01/06.
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12th century ruins of the chateau on Mont Crussol from Gay Lussac cemetary. Valence, France. 03/30/06.
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Another humble dwelling we passed on the way to Bourg-les-Valence, France. 03/30/06.
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A humble dwelling we passed on the way to Bourg-les-Valence, France. 03/30/06.
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Walls. Centre Ancien. Istres, France 03/30/06.
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Roofs. Centre Ancien. Istres, France 03/30/06.
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The little church that could. Notre-Dame de Beauvoir in the Centre Ancien. Istres, France 03/30/06.
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Grapes at 100km/hr in Languedoc-Roussillon. On the way from Cahors to Istres, France. 03/29/06.
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Carcassone at 100km/hr. Maybe one day we'll stop and see it. Some parts of it date to the 5th century Visigoths. South of Toulouse in the Pyrenees foothills, France. 03/29/06.
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14th century Pont Valentre. the first medieval fortified bridge in France. Cahors, France. 03/28/06.
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Me and Pont Valentre. Cahors, France. 03/28/06.
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Bordeaux farmhouse at 100km/hr. Somewhere between Mont-de-Marsan and Cahors, France. 03/28/06.
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The Palais des Papes and a tipsy bluesbreaker. Now that's a room with a view. Avignon, France. 3/27/06.
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Best part about 3am sightseeing is no crowds. Worst part is holding the camera steady when I'm plastered. Palais des Papes. 14th century. Home to a buncha popes from 1309 to 1417. Avignon, France. 3/27/06.
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Pont St-Benezet (12 century) over the Rhone. An important site for the french nursery rhyme set. Something to do with a dance? Avignon, France. 3/26/06.
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Buddy stranded at the city gates. Avignon, France. 3/26/06.
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The Mediterranean. Another 100km/hr shot. Heading out of Sanary-sur-Mer on the way to Avignon, France. 3/26/06.
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Cedric and Ettiene making like the locals outside the Theatre Galli. Sanary-sur-Mer, France. 3/25/06.
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100 km/hr southbound to the Mediterranean along the Rhone river valley. 3/25/06.
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Afternoon stroll in the Parc de la Tete d'Or. Opened in 1857. Lyon, France. 3/24/06.
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Vauban's Citadelle (17th century) Basancon, France. 3/24/06.
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Streets of Basancon, France. 3/23/06.
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River Doubs and Vauban's Citadelle. Basancon, France, near the Swiss border. 3/23/06.
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Bumbling thru the woods of Bordeaux. Leognan, France. 3/18/06.
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We got a little fragmented. The fabulous tour bus. Somewhere between Le Mans and Leognan, France. 3/18/06.
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Me 'n' Dom. Can ya spare a drink for a brutha? Epernay, France. 3/16/06.
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Cathedrale de Maison des Tanneurs, 16th century. Site of the infamous Jeff Ross/Hoggin' Hank Choucroute debouchery of April 12, 1998. Strasbourg, France. 3/15/06.
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Patron saint of driving and steering wheels. Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg. Strasbourg, France. 3/15/06.
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg, 12th century. Strasbourg, France. 3/15/06.
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Trying to find my way from the Citadelle to the gig. Using the concentric circle method. Not very well. Belfort, France. 3/13/06.
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Citadelle de Belfort. Late 17th century. Belfort, France. 3/13/06.
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European continental divide. Seems like we passed this sign 20 times this trip. Somewhere in Alsace-Lorraine region, France. 3/13/06.
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Albert Einstein House for a couple years. This is where he developed his light quantum hypothesis. Do I have time to go in? Nope, we gotta leave before it opens. Guess I'll never know about light quantums. Bern, Switzerland. 3/13/06.
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13th century Cathedrale St-Pierre et St-Paul, Troyes, France. 3/11/06.
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Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. 3/10/06.
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Carefully planned Buddy and the windmill thru the bus window at 100 km/hr shot. Sometimes these things actually work. Somewhere between Belgium and Luxembourg. 3/10/06.
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We had a few dreary days. Brussels, Belgium. 3/8/06.
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Me, Paddy Milner, John, Alex Reeves and Randall Breneman. Dave Mannington is missing in action. Paddy and his band of fine musicians opened for us for the German portion of the tour, and they sure sounded great. Frankfurter Hof, Mainz, Germany. 3/7/06.
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Helmut Jahn's Messeturm. Frankfurt am Main, Germany. 3/7/06.
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Sunset and the Kennedy bridge over the Rhein River. Bonn, Germany. 3/6/06.
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The house where Ludwig Van Beethoven was born. I'm waiting for some genius to rub off on me. Still waiting. Bonn, Germany. 3/6/06.
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Me, Buddy and Joe at the really durn cool Mercedes Benz Museum. Stuttgart, Germany. 3/5/06.
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Clowning around at the Mercedes Benz Museum. Stuttgart, Germany. 3/5/06. Image property of Buddy Whittington.
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We had a few fabulous days. Cruising to Stuttgart, Germany. 3/5/06.
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Trying to wrestle the drumstick out of Jenny Helfert's hand. She's not letting go for anything. Nice to see some kids getting out to the blues shows. Sporthalle Mergelstetten, Heidenheim, Germany. 3/3/06. Image property of Marc Helfert.
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16th century Schloss Hellenstein. Heidenheim, Germany. 3/3/06
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