Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Rome, Part 1

The big gaudy monument everybody calls "The Wedding Cake". It's one of the least historic sites in Rome, but it's right in the middle and a useful landmark. It's a monument to the unification of Italy, which wasn't governed as one country until recently.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Venice, Part 3

I have so many photos from the Italy trip to post. I need to go through more and get them up here.

Below: At high tide water will actually come up into St Mark's Square. They have portable elevated sidewalks that they can bring out to help you get around. 

Below: To remind you that this is a real city and not Disneyworld, the graffiti cretins will draw on a 500 year old bridge. 

Below: They really do use canals instead of streets. It's not just for tourists. Here is a "truck" delivering bottled water and restaurant supplies.