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Gatineau 2017

MosaiCanada 150 On the east shore of the Ottawa River, in the province¬†of Quebec, across from the city of Ottawa, is the city of Gatineau. It shares the civic and political offices and duties of the Canadian capital. At the … Continue reading

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San Gimignano Courtyard

San Gimignano Courtyard Our tour has been invited into the inner courtyard. I hope it is good. Are those people leaving with ice cream cones? How do you feel about living in one of these tower homes? Now I see … Continue reading

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San Gimignano

The Towers of San Gimignano At one time as many as 72 towers adorned the hilltop. Now only 14 remain in spite of ¬†political pressure in the past to reduce them to the height of the other houses. The next … Continue reading

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Tuscany

Tuscany countryside Carefully blending the natural countryside with some grooming and adding a few homes with character, this province earns the fame and acclaim that visitors are spreading around the world. As we leave the city of Pisa we glimpse … Continue reading

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PISA

Pisa, Tuscany, Italy The Italian region of Tuscany is well know for its wine fields and rolling picturesque countryside. You probably have heard of Florence, its capital city, and of Pisa and its famous tower. The Royal Princess docked for … Continue reading

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moving around Marseille

Moving around Marseille This post includes some video clips from around Marseille France. I have been struggling with video on my blogs. In the past I have used links to youtu.be and vimeo. I am not happy with the way … Continue reading

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Cartagena Spain

The city of Cartagena Spain An ancient port city that was Hannibal’s Spanish headquarters during the Carthaginians’ second Punic war with Rome. It is still the main Spanish Navy establishment. Located on the south eastern coast of Spain, the city … Continue reading

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Inside Palace of Popes

Inside the Palace of Popes Inside the walls of the Palace are two main courtyards. The first and largest is used for concerts and other events. The stage is still set up. In July Avignon hosts the Avignon festival of … Continue reading

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Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles No visit to Paris is complete without a visit to the Palace of Versailles. It began as a hunting lodge, then grew into a magnificent palace. Now it is as much a museum to the art and … Continue reading

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City of Light

Paris – city of light Is Paris called the city of lights because it was the first city to use street lighting or because it was the center for enlightened thinking in the 18th century? From these sunrise pictures it … Continue reading

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