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Details

 

While in Rome we visited the

Vatican City’s, Sistine Chapel

and environs.

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We were entralled by the detail in all the art work…

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 before we ventured indoors.

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Although we could not take photos

inside the Sistine Chapel

there were other areas where the ceilings

left us with an aching neck…and speechless.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Details

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Good-Bad

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My contribution for this week’s

Good and Bad

 

Upon arriving in Rome the first thing we

did was go on a walking tour.

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down bustling CROWDED streets.

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For some reason I had a totally different concept of

the Trevi Fountain, and it took some time

before the Wow! hit me :-).

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A fascinating piece of work, and…

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a place to spend lots of time.

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If only all those tourists…

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Anywhere to leave some room for us. 🙂

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-17Wk-03_0115

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Odd Ball

Week 03, 2017

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We see many ways off marking an intersection

on our roads, however..

grand-canal-intersections_0484once off the Grand Canal and in the Venetian Lagoon

we were told that groups of six pylons bound together

marked ‘road’ intersections for all water craft.

Similarly a group of three pylons marked the edge of the ‘road’.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-3

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A-Photo-a-Week-Good-Times

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Good Times

 

After encountering our first drop of rain in two weeks in Venice, murano-venice-italy_0350

 we found seats at a side-walk cafe and made two cups of coffee stretch over about two hours…

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saved, from eviction (I think), only by another couple

also seeking the shelter before our cruise

across to Murano for a late lunch.

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We all agreed that it was a very enjoyable way

to spend a wet, not cold, afternoon.

Any recognisable faces cloned out for privacy purposes. 

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Good Times

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Names

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Names

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No prizes for guessing where…
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my names come from this week.

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First time I have ever seen a dog Bar in a street.

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Unfortunately the sign was better exposed

than the rest of the image.

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We did sample Italy’s Gelati…

on several occasions.

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 Farewell to names of Capri.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Resilient

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Resilient

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 This week I decided to post

some images of landmarks which…

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were talked about when I was at school…

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have been through two World Wars…

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and which we were fortunate enough

to visit in September, 2016.

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Although we only made it to the second level

of the Eiffel Tower it was an experience

not to be forgotten.

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We were told that we could climb up, inside,

the Arc De Triomphe,

however, my knees, ankles and feet

suggested otherwise.

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And although were saddened to see this site

as it was our last night of the tour…

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It was wonderful to get back on British soil again.

I don’t know how many times I said ‘grazie

only to realise that we had crossed a border

and now should have said ‘merci‘, or ‘danke‘.

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Travel Theme-Cheerful

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My

Cheerful

Travel Theme.

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We seemed to see a lot of cheerful colours… colourful_0169

during our travels.

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These Peruzzi Belts in Florence looked so good

I just had to make my first purchase.

Naturally my purchase was

a little more subdued…colour wise.

Also wider and longer 😦

But beautiful leather.

 

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 And even on our first wet day our spirits were not

dampened on the cheery streets of Murano.

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 In Amsterdam, cheerful personalities of the Illy staff

will not be forgotten for a long time.

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Where’s My Backpack: Cheerful

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