In February 2000, when I was a senior in high school, some teachers organized a student trip of Britain and Ireland. It was canceled. So they organized a second trip through several cities in France and northern Italy. Classmates accompanying ran the gamut from "friend" to "you go to my school?" Chaperoning were two of the "hip" (obsessed with Morrissey) young English teachers. I brought some disposable film cameras, and when my mom saw the photos, she wanted to know why I didn't take more pictures of people standing in front of the monuments. I didn't know it at the time, but I was exhibiting early signs of a very expensive, chronic illness known as the "shutterbug". Anyway here are the crappy photos.The Champs-Élysées
First published on 26 Feb 2000; last updated on 26 Jan 2017.
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