This is a special web edition of the book. The physical item is 4.25"x5.5", costs $5,
and makes a swell gift for people with taste, style, and wit.
My Feet Go to Europe
Photographs by Jean Sirius
© Copyright 2003 by Jean Sirius
My Feet Go to Europe, a travelogue
Early in this century, my dotcom job vanished out from under me. After making up my sleep deficit, I plotted an extended trip to Europe.
It began April 25, 2003, in Oakland and hit New York City, London, Amsterdam, Leuven, Paris, London, and New York City before the return to Oakland on June 20. I took about 9000 digital pictures. Here are fourteen.
My darling Cara Vaughn, dead these six years, was with me every step of the way. Florence Adkins promised to stow away as soon as she was in spirit form, and died a week after the journey began. Adrienne Fuzee may have joined us as well.
My bodyworker, the miracle-wreaking Dr. Jane Robinson, helped me prepare for the trip. When I reported that I was able to walk farther, with less pain, in flip-flops than in shoes, she laughed merrily and asked for pictures of my flip-flops on the grand tour.
My friend Tee Corinne, doyenne of lesbian photographers, has always encouraged me to document everything. This book is, therefore, also for her.
This book was made possible by generous grants from
The Darling Daughter Charitable Trust
The travel on which the book is based was funded by
the late Dotcom Bubble.