30/6/12 - This was my first visit to Oporto in Portugal, its an untidy city but on the other hand, its quite a nice place, lots of graffiti and litter but it seemed quite pretty in places and would be worth a second visit.
Saturday, 30 June 2012
Friday, 29 June 2012
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
27/6/12 - Some of the Buses in Malta are really cool, It reminds me of Cuba with all the old style cars. A lot of the buses were once owned by the drivers and so they were well looked after and often customised with shiny chrome and various amazing paint jobs, quite amazing.
25/6/12 - The Basilica of St Mary of Health stands at one end of the Grand Canal and you sail past on when entering Venice by ship, here is it with St Marks Bell tower and St Mark's Basilica in the background.
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
24/6/12 - St Marks Square in Venice was apparently described by Napoleon as the Drawing Room of Europe, it is a fascinating place. On the day I was there someone told me that 2 cups of coffee cost them around £50, they said its something you have to do at least once . . . WHY??? in my eyes, only an idiot would spend that on a coffee when its only a couple of quid round the corner.
Saturday, 23 June 2012
Friday, 22 June 2012
21/6/12 - This is one of those really impressive buildings which takes ages to find because its tucked away down some tiny little alleyway, I am surprised anyone finds this while visiting Venice. It is a Palace built by Giovanni Candi in the year 1499.
20/6/12 - The first walk into St Marks Square is always awesome, its usually packed with tourists bustling around all over the place, queues everywhere BUT its always amazing. Venice is one of the few places in the world where the sound of people outweighs the sound of traffic.
19/6/12 - The Bridge of Sighs, so called because it joins the interrogation rooms to the prison cells and its the noise the prisoners make when they get their last view of Venice through the little windows.
Thursday, 21 June 2012
17/6/12 - Sailing into Venice on a cruise ship has got to be one of the most amazing things to do in your life, I know that because its in the book '100 things to do before you die'. I love Venice, its so . . . so . . . Venetian.
14/6/12 - There were a couple of these old looking ships heading into and out of Dubrovnik Harbour, its a shame that they have probably never used their sails and just rely on their engines to travel the short distance around Dubrovnik
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
13/6/12 - I was last in Dubrovnik just 2 years ago and I stopped to take a photo of this structure on the city walls, I decided to take another photo to see how it compares 2 years on, I have done a little more editing on this one.
8/6/12 - We spent an afternoon wandering around Corfu town, I have been to Corfu before several years ago but I didnt like it much back then, it seemed to be a much nicer place now. This was taken on top of the New Fort.
7/6/12 - This amazing clock tower in Messina was AMAZING, everyday at 12 o'clock it springs into action and puts on a little show for the crowds, I won't say what it does in case you ever plan on visiting. its also one of the largest astrological clocks in Europe.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
5/6/12 - Last time I was in Valencia I tried to take a photo of this door but there were 100s of people in the way, this time I was here at the right time of day, about 8-30 in the morning.