Everybody knows the story of Pompeii. However it was quite solemn to visit the ruined city, painstakingly excavated. Pictured here with the volcano that destroyed it, Vesuvius, in the background.
No explanation required – I just liked the colour!
This grand bridge spans the bay near the port of Gruz.
If you have read the caption for the photo “Terracotta quilt“, you’ll notice I said almost all the rooves were re-tiled. This is one of the few that evaded damage in the conflict and was not replaced.
All the tiled rooves in Dubrovnik are bright and orange, partly because the city was shelled in the Siege of Dubrovnik in 1991/2, causing extensive damage to the buildings. Almost all of the rooves have since been replaced. It also helps that no cars are permitted in the old city. Seen from the city walls,Continue reading “Terracotta quilt”
This photo of the monastery in Dubrovnik was taken from high on the city ramparts.
… this time pictured shortly after leaving Venice.
This is the “car park” for the Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, which sits proudly in the harbour of Venice. There doesn’t appear to be much on the islet except for a church.
As we sailed out of Venice, these small boats didn’t seem to care that a 70,000 ton ship was heading straight for them!
This is the bow of the ship we cruised on, the Legend of the Seas.