Europe 2012 Trip in HDR

It’s crazy to think it’s been 3 months since I left for Europe. I definitely want to go back sometime, but not sure when. Anyways, throughout the trip I attempted HDR pictures. Only a handful turned out half-decent… Soooo here they are if you missed them in my previous blog postings.

Reading Train Station. Reading, United Kingdom.

St Mary De Crypt Church. Gloucester, United Kingdom.

Gloucester Cathedral. Gloucester, United Kingdom.

O’Connell Street. Dublin, Ireland.

Kilmainham Gaol. Dublin, Ireland.

Trinity College. Dublin, Ireland.

St Patrick’s Cathedral. Dublin, Ireland.

Temple Meads Station. Bristol, United Kingdom.

St Paul’s Cathedral. London, United Kingdom.

Tower Bridge. London, United Kingdom.

Cardiff Castle. Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Day 19 – 21 of Europe 2012 Trip: Cardiff & The End

This is the last part of the trip. We wanted to do a few more things, but the weather wasn’t cooperating…. Oh well, we lucked out for this whole trip anyways, sooo can’t complain. We spent a day in Cardiff. We got tickets to go see the Olympic quarter-final women’s football game. It was my first football game, so I was pretty stoked about it. We had some time to kill, so our first stop was Cardiff Castle.

HDR picture!

Here’s the view from the top of the castle. You can see Millenium Stadium from here.

Here’s the second part of the castle. The first part was really interesting, but this second part seemed like some rich person bought the area and built some crazy building next to it…. Wait… That really happened? Well then! It was still really cool. Love the details and history!

Here we are, Millennium Stadium! The place seated 70+ thousand people (which is crazy for us Canadians but not for Europeans), but there were only just under 30 thousand that attended (which is crazy for us, but not for them). It was definitely a good time!

Well, it’s sad to have to leave and return to reality, but it has been an amazing three months! Definitely a great time for my first time on that side of the earth. I definitely want go back in the near future.

Day 18 of Europe 2012 Trip: Gloucester

We’re getting really close to the end of the Europe trip. We decided to do some stuff locally as the weather has been a hit or miss. We pretty much spent an afternoon checking out the Gloucester Cathedral. I purchased a photo pass (which I think it’s a great idea to get money to maintain the building), and off I went! I don’t think I could ever get sick of these cathedrals. Every one has so much history and they’re all different. It’s insane how people were able to build these things back then.

It’s so cool how old these flags are. We definitely don’t have that many crazy old flags in Canada.

So much detail.

We got lucky and were able to catch a crypt tour. They were saying how it cost a lot of money transporting stones, so there’s many times where a certain stone would be used for several different locations.

To the sides of this huge stain glass, there’s a hall called the whispering hall. You get someone to stand on each side, and you can whisper something through the hall and be able to hear it loud and clear on the other side. Oh how I love acoustics.

Cloister!

Again… Notice the crazy detail.

We had a bunch of time to kill, so we went for lunch and came back to the cathedral for the tower tour. This was our first time actually going up the bell tower. Stoked!

Halfway up

Here’s the bell!

Now we’re at the top. So awesome! And great views of the city!

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