2003Final Mediterranean Cruise

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Mediterranean CruiseMay 2010 : 

Mediterranean CruiseMay 2010

BARCELONA SPAIN : 

BARCELONA SPAIN MAY 22, 2010

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Monument a Colum ~Monument to Columbus~ Carl at Monument Al snapping shots

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Various buildings and styles of Architecture

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Aduana Vieja ~Old Customs House~

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Living Statue Statues in Barcelona

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Architecture by Antoni Guadi Casa Batllo‘ located at Number 43 Passeig de Gracia part of the buildings known as “manzana de la discordia” (block of dissension)

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La Pedrera (Casa Mila, 1906-1910) Constructed as a large building of rental flats. Gaudi planned a fantastic house with undulating, living forms.

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The Sagrada Familia Construction started in 1882. There are 12 towers to the 12 apostles. The center and highest tower is dedicated to Jesus Christ. Each side of the building has a different style. Pam & Sheryl in front of The Sagrada Familia

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Back side of the Cathedral

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Carl viewing La Sagrada Familia

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Park Guell Always present, Al with his trusty Nikon ;)

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Sala Hipostila is made up of “trencadis” ( a type of mosaic tile made from broken pieces of tile). The Greek theater is above.

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The two pavilions at the front, built between 1901 and 1902 have an egg shaped form. One was to be used as a receiving hall for visitors and the other as a porter House.

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Pam with the Receiving house In the background.

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We found a wonderful plaza To enjoy dinner. Pam, Carl & Sheryl Sheryl & Al (42 years)

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La Seu Cathedral Catedral de la Santa Crue I Santa Eulalia (Cathedral of Holy Cross and St. Eulalia)

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Carl with street musicians Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona

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NORWEGIAN JADE Pam & Carl ~ Sheryl & Al

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Monte Carlo Monaco Al & Carl in front of Casino Royale

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DREAM ON!

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CHANGING OF THE GUARD Prince’s Palace of Monaco

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Grave of Princess Grace (Grace Kelly) Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Misericorde

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Bone relic of Saint Devote

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Girls on a Swing National Museum of Monaco Dr. Ernest Guglielminetti Inventor of Tarmac to make roads.

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FLORENCE ITALY May 25, 2010

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DAVID Need I say more?

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Basilica di Santa Maria Del Fiore Aka the Duomo ~Carl & Pam in front of the Duomo~ Battistero di San Giovanni (Baptistry)

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Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist over the door of the baptistry Various saints on the outside walls of the Duomo

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Gates of Paradise deemed by Michaelangelo regarding the doors made by Lorenzo Ghiberti Self portrait by Ghiberti Doors on the Duomo depicting the life of the Madonna

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Replica of David where it originally stood Hercules Neptune Galleria degli Uffizi An absolutely magnificent display of marble and bronze statues.

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Perseus and Medusa in Bronze Judith and Holofernes Rape (kidnapping) of the Serbine Woman Rape (kidnapping) of Polyxena

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Amerigo Vespucci Andrea Orcagna Galileo Galilei Antonio Micheli Giovanni Boccaccio Dante Allightere

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Michaelangelo Buonarroti Leonardo DaVinci Galleria degli Uffizi Niccolo Macchavelli

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Basilica de Santa Croce Monument to Dante

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Michelangelo’s tomb Machiavelli’s tomb Galileo’s tomb

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Rossini’s tomb “Poetic Liberty” a monument to Gionanni Niccolini. The statue of liberty breaking the chains of bondage. The Statue of Liberty of New York is based on this Pio Fredi masterpiece.

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Florence Sites Iuliani Serregli Orsanmichel “Kitchen Market of St. Michael” Dante’s Home Restorante Buca San Giovanni @ lunch

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Street Market Triumphal Arch Ponche Vecchio (bridge)

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Happy Anniversary Al & Sheryl ~ 42 Years Carl & Pam ~ 25 Years May 25, 2010 Our Chef

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ROME May 26, 2010

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Colosseum

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In medieval times the metal was removed from the structure. Below the floor of the colosseum where the gladiators, animals and martyrs were housed.

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ARCH OF CONSTATINE

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PANTHEON Basilica di Santa Maria ad Martyres Obelisk in Piazza della Rotonda in front of the Pantheon

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The tomb of Rapheal is below this statue Light coming Through the ceiling opening

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TRIVI FOUNTAIN

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SPECTACULAR

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VATICAN MUSEUM

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Antinous as Bucchas Ceres Sala Rotondra at Vatican Museum Hercules of the Theater of Pompey Dionysus Greek God of Wine

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Purple porphyry bath from Nero’s palace Nerva Ceasar Augustus Meleager with skin of Calydonian Bear Mosaic floor from Roman Baths

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Apollo Belvedre Alexander the Great Egyptian pillars at entrance to Sala Rotondra Artemis of Ephesus

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Jason with head of Medusa Hermes Bearded Roman River God From Circus Maximus

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Vatican Courtyard Dome of St. Peters 1st Century Roman Pigna (Pinecone) Sphere within Sphere

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CEILINGS

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MORE CEILINGS

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RAPHAEL’S ROOMS

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SISTINE CHAPEL

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The Last Judgment by Michelangelo

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St. Peter’s Basilica

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Catacombs – St. Peter’s tomb Holy Doors of St. Peter Holy Spirit Window

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PIETA By Michelangelo

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St. Peter’s nave with Bernini’s badacchino in background St. Andrew

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Monument to Innocent XI Monument to Alexander VII by Bernini Monument to Innocent XII St. Peter’s throne by Bernini

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Alter of St. Jerome Copy of TRANSFIGURAZIONE by Raphael Glass mosaic masterpieces found in St. Peter’s Basilica

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AMALFI COAST & POMPEII MAY 27, 2010

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Al & Sheryl in Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast

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THE AMALFI COAST IS SHEER BEAUTY !!! Lemoncello is a local liquor from the region

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Public restrooms are similar to ours minus the toilet seat Local Markets

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Cathedral of St. Andrew

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Public Fountain

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POMPEII AL & SHERYL ~ CARL & PAM Pompeii with Mount Vesuvius in the background

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Listening to our Guide while touring Pompeii

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Brothel in Pompeii Comfy Beds Menu of Services

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Plaster casts of victims of Mount Vesuvius. Most are covering their faces to escape the ash. There were only a few animals found. This one was chained and could not escape the ash.

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Mosaic walkways Paved streets with walking stones WELCOME mat Lead pipes for running water

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Chillin after another long day of sight seeing! What a lovely bunch of lemons!!!

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain May 29, 2010

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King’s Gardens Cathedral of Palma Palaude la Almudaina

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Es Foner ~ Sling Man JONICA ? who knows what that means, but interesting statue The Sphinx by the market place

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Streets of Majorka Known for their pearls

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Barcelona, Spain Florence, Italy Rome, Italy Amalfi Coast/Pompeii Palma de Mallorca, Spain What a whirlwind trip. It was exhausting and went by much to quickly. Going to all the historical sites was a trip of a lifetime. Al, Sheryl, Carl and I absolutely loved it and would love to go back to Florence and the Amalfi Coast. We saw so many historical sites so quickly, that most of our research was done after the trip. We loved it!!! Pam

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