Drake Jazz Ensemble I

Drake Jazz Ensemble I

Monday, July 26, 2010

We'll Always Have Paris

After Brugge, we boarded a bus and drove to Paris for a few free days to explore one of the oldest and Frenchiest cities in the world.

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The band in front of the Eiffel Tower:

The sax section:

The rhythm section:

The trombone section (with interlopers)

The trumpet section:

Mike Ramirez, tour planner; Professor Classen; Bobby Liew, our incomparable tour guide:

A few Parisian sites:

This was the view from our hotel room:

Our jazz skills came in quite handy, as the Parisian metro system requires some degree of improvisation:

Fortuitously, our visit to Paris fell on Bastille Day, which meant free entrance to the Louvre!

My brother and my decapitated head in front of the entrance pyramid:

At this point in the trip, our feet were beginning to adapt to the official mode of transport in Europe -- aka, walking:

Totally worth it.

The view from our hotel at night:

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