Lille, 2005

The part of my France trip where we visited Lille

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Valerie waiting for the TVG.
Val Station
I'm too sexy for my train.
Train Station
This is the city of Lille, in northern france. It's Valerie's home town.
Lille
Valerie looking cute, glad to be home.
Pretty Valerie
We stayed two days with Louis and Brigitte in their beautifully converted farmhouse in the country.
Countryside
Our room was awesome -- it even had a computer!
Farm Room
Valerie with our host Louis, checking out a french Macintosh.
Val Louis
Our host Brigitte made some incredible meals, including authentic french fries!
Brigitte
One day we drove over the border to Belgium, where they speak Flemish in addition to French. Smakelijk!
Worstjes
What better way to sell ostrich products than with a live ostrich?
Ostrich
Valerie waits on line to buy ice cream.
Ice Cream Line
Menu of crazy french ice cream flavors. I had the pamplemousse.
Flavors
A store selling chickens with their heads still on. They also had pigeons, foie gras, and horsemeat. I'm glad I'm a vegetarian.
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Packages of reindeer meat from Sweden. Poor rudolph.
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Jebus loves you, even in france.
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Another tiny french car.
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Later during our trip to Lille, we visited Ginette, Victoria and Giuseppe.
Hosts
Styling in a french backyard.
Backyard Frank
Victoria's teapot.
Teapot
Walking by some ancient ivy-covered brickwork.
Strolling
At a local street market. I want candy!
Candy
French board games for sale at the street market.
Roue De La Fortune
Valerie and Victoria at home.
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Communist party recruiting stand.
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I don't think it keeps good time anymore, but it's impressive nonetheless.
Clock Tower
Just an alley. I liked the brickwork.
Bricks
Insanely huge churches are just about everywhere in france.
Spooky Church
Some exterior gargoyle work.
Gargoyles
Miles of church chairs await the faithful.
Chairs
Valerie and Victoria having an audience with the lord.
Sitting
Get a load of that massive organ.
Organ
Waiting for the Metro in Lille.
Transpole
How about a vacation to the fabulous USA?
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Souvenirs.
Souvenirs

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