Venice – Italy “a bridge too far”

Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture, and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site. Make yourself ready for crowded streets and even more crowded water buses. The city has stunning Architecture. Visit the Grand Canal to see boats of all shapes and sizes. See the many Gondoliers and their Gondolas. Visit famous attractions like Rialto bridge , Bridge of sighs , The Piazzo San Marco. Amazing to visit , but not in summer it can be very hot. You don’t need to pay extravagant prices to eat in Venice , use your head and it can be quite affordable. Visit the Island of Murano for Murano Glass….

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Verona – Italy “Birthplace of Romeo and Juliet”

Situated in the Northern parts of Italy , the City received World Heritage status because of it’s urban structure and architecture. Also seen as the Romantic City , birthplace of lover’s Romeo and Juliet. There is a beautiful Panoramic view of the city from Castel San Pietro(the Castle). Go see a Opera in the Roman Amphitheater , please no cameras… Visit Juliet’s house in Italian called “Casa di Giulietta”. At the entrance is Juliets wall where tourist write love letters on the wall. There is also a bronze statue of Juliet , the metal of its (her) breast worn bare due to a legend that if a person strokes the right breast of the statue, that person will have good fortune and luck in love. There is a small courtyard and Juliet’s Balcony….it can be very crowded. Go eat at the “Ristorante Arche” , a good family Restaurant , a bit expensive with great food “one of my best Resataurants”.

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Bologna and Maranello , Italy.

Our visit kicked off in Bologna – Italy situated in the center Northern parts of Italy.  The city has portico-ed sidewalks , great cuisine and and some amazing Architecture. At the Piazza Maggiore you can see the “unfinished facade”of the Basilica of San Petronio. If you feel very energetic you can climb the stairs of the Portico of San Luca which has more than 600 arches and is 3.8 km long.  It ends at the top at the Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca.

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Then there is also Maranello , home of Ferrari. It was always a great dream for me to visit , because I am an avid Formula 1 supporter. And I collect model cars from Ferrari. It is a bit touristic , but if you want you can drive some of the newest sport super-cars , or visit the Ferrari museum and a tour to the Ferrari test tract and factory.  Sadly you are not allowed to take photos at the factory and you drive in a bus , so you never get out…..

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Zaanse Schans visit , The Netherlands

A while back me and my wife visited this beautiful little historic town.  There are is a few working Windmills to see. For me one of the most impressive to see was the wood-sawing  mill.  There is also a couple of Museums including the Verkade Centre. Here they show you how their biscuits and chocolates are made. And till this they you can buy their products in shops and Supermarkets. Here is also the first Albert Hein Shop , which is one of the biggest Supermarket Chains in the Netherlands. You will need  half a day for a visit…

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Hello

It has been a while since updating my Website.  ‘Will be adding a couple of new Images , do some maintenance etc. Hope you like them…

Starting from scratch

I am building a new website. But somehow I am reluctant to post my photos on this site. It is not only that there are so many great photography website’s out there. How to build a new and unique one is quite a challenge , especially if you are not a Web designer like me.

Then there is the obvious problem – security. My previous website was thrashed , hence this attempt to restore order. I implemented a few ones on this site. But it comes at a price. Should you allow comments ? Should you allow links ? Well I hope all this will be figured out very soon…..

 

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Through all the major struggles and  host support , and lost and wrong passwords , there is finally at last light at the end of the tunnel ….or rather access to my dashboard to create a new Website / Blog.

Why a hacker/s needed to kill my site , goes beyond logic .

Well hopefully all will be well and restored soon…

So watch this space….

 

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