I spent most of July and the early part of August in Europe, about a week each in Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Madrid, and Lisbon. I also spent some time in Azay-le-Rideau with friends in the Loire valley. I took a lot of pics, most of which seem to not show the things I think were memorable — climbing stairs in Lisbon (everywhere and all uphill, curse you Google Maps), the food and places in France, Madrid, and Lisbon. I spent a lot of time in museums and art galleries, and most let me take pictures. (And I did take pictures) The Prado, sadly, does not let you take pictures, and one of the highlights of the trip was the Prado, especially the Bosch exhibit at the Prado. Anyway, pictures coming. way too many pictures coming. The rambling security people in the Lisbon airport asked me which country/city I liked the most — I declined to answer it and he still let me on the plane.