Travel Pics Theme: X marks the Spot

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is X (Marks the spot). We’re halfway though this week – so let’s eXhume the past, in Rome. Let’s be honest – if you travel to the Eternal City, you just have to go to the Colosseum at least once – it is amazing in its decaying…

Travel Pics Theme: I for Italy

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week (and a bit) is I, for Italy. This image is, of course, of the ruins of the Amphitheatrum Flavium – better known to us as The Colosseum. But here’s the thing – The Colossus that the Colosseum was named for no longer exists. It was a giant statue…

Travel Pics Theme: I for Italy

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week (and a bit) is I, for Italy.   Ah, St Mark’s, the home of the 18-dollar coffee 🙂 In St Mark’s Square, Venice, there are a series of cafes. If you go inside and order a coffee at the bar it will cost you around a €1…

Travel Pics Theme: I for Italy

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week (and a bit) is I, for Italy. The Altare della Patria is a controversial building in Rome. Known as “The Typewriter” by many because of its design, the stark white ‘Altar of the Fatherland’ is dedicated to Victor Emmanuel II – the first king of modern Italy – and…

Travel Pics Theme: I for Italy

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week (and a bit) is I, for Italy. They say that there are only two things in life that are guaranteed: death, and taxes. But to that, I would add ‘traffic jams’. Even (or perhaps especially) on the water, when you get differing transport options sharing the same…

Travel Pics Theme: I for Italy

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week (and a bit) is I, for Italy.   This is the outside of St Peter’s Basilica, which (strictly speaking) isn’t in Rome. Why? Because it’s in the Vatican – a separate state that is wholly within the confines of Rome. Vatican City State, to give it the…

Travel Pics Theme: I for Italy

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week (and a bit) is I, for Italy. Venice is not just about gondola rides. It’s also about magnificent glass, and centuries of art – and about masks. The mask is synonymous with Venice, and the Carnival of Venice – which dates back around 950 years. When we were…

Travel Pics Theme: I for Italy

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week (and a bit) is I, for Italy.   One of the things that you find, when you visit Rome, is that you can aim your camera almost at random, and get a great picture. This one, for example, is of the ‘Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus…

Travel Pics Theme: I for Italy

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week (and a bit) is I, for Italy. We can’t be certain that is picture is from Italy – it’s possible that we were still over France at this stage – but I don’t believe so. Other photos that we took a few minutes earlier show us passing what…

Travel Pics Theme: I for Italy

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week (and a bit) is I, for Italy. When you go to Venice, you simply have to take a Gondola ride. Yes, it’s cheesy. Yes, it’s cliched, Yes, it is only for tourists. But you still have to take a ride – because, well, it’s Venice, dammit! 🙂…