Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I fear for the custodians of this place, if that is what the Italian people are. I know its a bit like an American's view of Australia before she has stepped outside the airport, but as far as I can see Italians are doomed. They smoke too much, they eat too much, and their compliance with the rules of the road is approximate at best. Still, many are charming, patient and hospitable to crude visitors like us.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
This is the libary (or at least the upper part).
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
The chair is suspended over the river. It has been used to discourage the over-talkative.
I know that this post is not chronologically correct. I'll try to catch up over the next week or so.
Today we visited St Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel, the Vatican museums, the Colosseum and the Forum. Exhausting. Images later.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The Trevi Fountain is stunning, but set in a surprisingly small space.
On matters transport, I can confirm that it is possible to buy a railway ticket from a machine with cash, and that platform 27, from whence the train to Civitavecchia leaves, is the furthest from the main concourse. We did make it, and are now very much enjoying our cruise on the Noordam. Today we are in Kusadasi, Turkey. Yes my blog is well behind.
Last night we had dinner with a Canadian woman who was on our Eurodam cruise in 2008. I know this because we were swapping stories about miscreants on cruises. We both told parts of the Mr Burgermeister story.