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Ephesus 3

The Celsus Library is the highlight of ancient Ephesus Follow the marble brick road down to the centre of town. At the corner of Curetes Street and the Marble Road you will see the Celsus Library on the left. You cannot … Continue reading

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Virgin Mary Shrine

Home of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus In the Solmissos Mountains located on the top of the “Bulbul” mountain 9 km from Ephesus, is a shrine to the Virgin Mary. It is a place where Mary sought solitude in her … Continue reading

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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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