The top picture is a painting of a sunset at the Louvre in Paris , France. The pyramid is the newest addition to the museum. It was designed by I.M. Pei and caused a lot of confusion and discourse when revealed a few years back. For those that do not know I.M. Pei was the architect that did the Crystal Bridge in Oklahoma City.
The bottom picture is of a painting looking down the street where my brother lived when Nina and I visited him in Reilingen, Germany.