To share some of the great sights I saw while in Europe, I am going to include some pictures in our blog. This one was taken from the roof of the Duomo in the heart of Milan, Italy. I have tried to avoid sights that require money, however this one was too good to pass up. It cost 5 Euro to climb the seemingly endless spiral staircase from street level to the roof, but the view and the experience are definitely worth it. The Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele is the main building in view, with the arched entrance and the glass roof. It is considered the worlds oldest shopping mall. What was amazing to me about the Duomo, which is the second largest cathedral is Europe, is all of the statues at the top of spires. Considering that each had to be carved by hand I have a hard time imagining how many hours of work went into the building of this church. It shows the emphasis that people placed on glorifying God by building the churches. Milan was my favorite city from this latest trip. Not too huge but clean and very affluent, with a few very cool sights to visit. If you go there just remember to register early for a time to see Davinci's Last Supper, as there is generally a two-week backlog.
A few months ago I was presented with an interesting opportunity. My employer was looking for a sales engineer to work on a new project to develop sales in Europe. I was selected in part because I speak French. So since then I have spent 20 days in various parts of Europe and now I can blog about my experiences. Of course Paris is where I have spent the most time, 10 days in all. I walked most of the time while there and covered several miles each day. My French came back very quickly and I had little trouble communicating with everyone, from late-night chats with hotel desk attendants to business presentations. I hope that I can share a few things here that will be of interest here in our blog. My favorite cities, sights and food are few of the things I hope to blog about now and as I continue to spend time across the pond.