The leaning Tower found in Pisa, Italy is an amazing structure which gives you two perspectives depending on where you are standing. In one position the building seems straight and from another it is clearly leaning. The architecture is amazing and I am sure the view from atop is fantastic but I did not take the climb.
Named because it was the meeting place of three streets the Fountain of Trevi is known to be the largest fountain in Italy. There are certain myths regarding throwing coins in the fountain with meanings depending on how many coins you throw. Myths include whether you will return to Rome, you will fall in love and if you will marry the person you are with.
Be warned it is very hot atop the Acropolis during the summer months and there is no shade so go prepared with hats and umbrellas. If you forget your protective gear be assured there will be vendors at the foot before embarking on your climb to the top. When I visited many years ago there was one small olive tree which offered no protection from the sun. While in Athens you should stroll through the Plaka and don’t forget about pastries and ice cream in Greece.
This structure of the mermaid perched on this rock in the harbor awaiting her prince.
This was originally part of the fortification of the city but was later modified to be a prison and torture chamber.
It is always amazing to watch the Winter Olympics and see these athletes ski down this path that always have me thinking of a plane taking off the runway. This visit to the Holmenkollen Museum in Oslo, Norway was quite interesting and appealing to me. A visit to Vigeland Park where there is an amazing display of life like sculptures. Over two hundred sculptors made of bronze, granite and wrought iron to be seen with beautiful gardens and water fountain.
Located about an hour from Galway, Ireland. This a very popular place visited by many tourists. The day of my visit was a bit damp and overcast yet the abbey was crowded.
I was fascinated by these cubed shaped houses and wished I was able to go inside. I am not sure if it is possible to tour a model but I am inclined to think if we were staying in town for a few days something could have been arranged.
Although it has been many years since I visited London I still remember this visit; one site that stood out was our visit to see the Crown Jewels with the destroyed films hanging to remind people not to take pictures. Yes films tell you that my visit is dated. Drove out to the countryside to visit Shakespeare’s home really found it scenic.
In Madrid we went to view a bullfight. The Matador wore such beautiful uniforms and their interaction with the bull and flair in positioning as they used their cape in the earlier part of the fight not sure I cared for the later part of the show when the bull was killed.
Memories that stay with me forever.