Europe, July-August, 2005
Citigroup sent me to Athens and Dublin to conduct training. What a treat -- two weeks in Europe!
All of the links below connect directly to photos. Photos average 50K - 200K in size.
A few days before we left for Athens, the team huddled over dinner and drinks.
|Carole and Mafalda|
|David and Susan|
|Ed and Dawn|
|Me and Ashley|
On to Athens.
|Always my favorite photo whenever I travel abroad -- the first shot as we approach from the air|
|On our first night there, we entrusted a cab driver -- yes, a total stranger -- to take us to a good Greek tavern. He didn't let us down with this place|
|Our wine, oddly enough, bore an eerily similar name to the project we were working on for the bank|
|The magnificent Parthenon, as seen from our hotel|
|In the shadows of the gods|
|The Plaka -- narrow, crooked streets, bazaars, cafes, trinket shops, the works|
|Still more Plaka|
|Just to prove that we were up late . . . er, working|
|The infamous "brutal truth" memo|
|Dinner by the sea|
|Very unforgiving traffic in Athens. Pedestrians beware!|
|Our peripatetic cab driver|
|Very cool pedestrian bridge|
Words can't describe it, and photos don't do it justice. Despite the fact that there was construction equipment piled everywhere by the ton (ten-year restoration project), the place astounds you by its very existence.
|The Parthenon 1|
|The Parthenon 2|
|The Parthenon 3|
|The Parthenon 4|
|The Parthenon 5|
|The Parthenon 6|
|The Parthenon 7|
|The Parthenon 8|
|The Parthenon 9|
|The Parthenon 10|
Weekending with the Brits.
|Michael in Parliament Square|
|Dawn aboard the London Eye|
|Out to dinner at Belgo|
|An eerie inscription on the side of the Victoria and Albert Museum|
So many different shades of green.
|First shot ;)|
|The River Liffey|
|Again, the River|
|The Ha'penny Bridge|
|The newly-erected Dublin Spire|
|The streets of Dublin, south of the River|
|More of the streets|
|And yet, modern transportation|
|The grand old Customs House|
|A sea of cranes: east Dublin is a maze of construction sites|
|The sculpture "Famine", just outside my hotel|
|Partying with the staff from the Dublin office|
|Still more (well, it IS the thing to do when you're there!!)|
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