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Greece

Some of our favourite photos - Santorini, Athens - and our last entry.


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Acropolis by night.

Acropolis by night.

Monasteraki night shopping.

Monasteraki night shopping.

View of the Acropolis from the Roof Garden of our hotel in Athens.

View of the Acropolis from the Roof Garden of our hotel in Athens.

Acropolis - Athens.

Acropolis - Athens.

Acropolis - Athens.

Acropolis - Athens.

Acropolis - Athens.

Acropolis - Athens.

Expansive Athens - population 9 million.

Expansive Athens - population 9 million.

Temple of Hephaestos - Athens.

Temple of Hephaestos - Athens.

The Stoa of Attalos - Athens.

The Stoa of Attalos - Athens.

Small church amongst the chaos of Athens.

Small church amongst the chaos of Athens.

Surviving columns of the Temple of Olympien Zeus - Athens.

Surviving columns of the Temple of Olympien Zeus - Athens.

Surviving columns of the Temple of Olympien Zeus - Athens.

Surviving columns of the Temple of Olympien Zeus - Athens.

The Parthenon - shot taken from the New Acropolis Museum.

The Parthenon - shot taken from the New Acropolis Museum.

Excavations under the New Acropolis Museum.

Excavations under the New Acropolis Museum.

The site of Hadrian's Library - Athens.

The site of Hadrian's Library - Athens.

Santorini lights.

Santorini lights.

Santorini's most famous church.

Santorini's most famous church.

Hidden treasure - church on the side of a cliff overlooking Mouzaki Bay.

Hidden treasure - church on the side of a cliff overlooking Mouzaki Bay.

Mouzaki Bay - Santorini.

Mouzaki Bay - Santorini.

Imerovigli - Santorini.

Imerovigli - Santorini.

Imerovigli - Santorini.

Imerovigli - Santorini.

Sunset over Santorini.

Sunset over Santorini.

Low Tide - Santorini.

Low Tide - Santorini.

Firastefani - Santorini.

Firastefani - Santorini.

Firastefani - Santorini.

Firastefani - Santorini.

Church bells of Santorini.

Church bells of Santorini.

Santorini Caldera.

Santorini Caldera.

Fira - Santorini.

Fira - Santorini.

Shopping in Oia - Santorini.

Shopping in Oia - Santorini.

Santorini Windmill.

Santorini Windmill.

Oia Windmills - Santorini.

Oia Windmills - Santorini.

Oia - Santorini.

Oia - Santorini.

Oia - Santorini.

Oia - Santorini.

Oia - Santorini.

Oia - Santorini.

Oia - Santorini.

Oia - Santorini.

Oia - Santorini.

Oia - Santorini.

Oia - Santorini.

Oia - Santorini.

Santorini.

Santorini.

Santorini Sunset.

Santorini Sunset.

Fira - Santorini.

Fira - Santorini.

Posted by Gibbo54 21:47 Archived in Greece Comments (0)

Greece

Some of our favourite photos - Rhodes, Lindos.


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Camelot Hotel's courtyard - with accompanying medieval cannon balls.

Camelot Hotel's courtyard - with accompanying medieval cannon balls.

Courtyard of the Palace of the Grand Masters.

Courtyard of the Palace of the Grand Masters.

Sitting Room in the Palace of the Grand Masters.

Sitting Room in the Palace of the Grand Masters.

Inside the Palace of the Grand Masters.

Inside the Palace of the Grand Masters.

Mosaic tiled floor in the Palace.

Mosaic tiled floor in the Palace.

Main staircase in the Palace of the Grand Masters - Rhodes Old Town.

Main staircase in the Palace of the Grand Masters - Rhodes Old Town.

Breakfast Room in the Camelot Hotel - Rhodes, restored with the guidance of the Rhodes Archeological Society.

Breakfast Room in the Camelot Hotel - Rhodes, restored with the guidance of the Rhodes Archeological Society.

Lindos shopping.

Lindos shopping.

Part of the Temple of Lindian Athena.

Part of the Temple of Lindian Athena.

Pristine waters of Lindos.

Pristine waters of Lindos.

View from the Acropolis of Lindos.

View from the Acropolis of Lindos.

The Ancient Temple of Lindian Athena - Lindos.

The Ancient Temple of Lindian Athena - Lindos.

Lindos - from the Acropolis.

Lindos - from the Acropolis.

Lindos - Rhodes Island.

Lindos - Rhodes Island.

Lindos and her Acropolis.

Lindos and her Acropolis.

Timeless alleyway - Rhodos.

Timeless alleyway - Rhodos.

Church in the shadows of the afternoon - Rhodes.

Church in the shadows of the afternoon - Rhodes.

Shopping in Rhodes.

Shopping in Rhodes.

Archeological Museum of Rhodes - mosaic tiled floor.

Archeological Museum of Rhodes - mosaic tiled floor.

The Archeological Museum of Rhodes - was once the Knights Hospital. Cannonballs in the foreground.

The Archeological Museum of Rhodes - was once the Knights Hospital. Cannonballs in the foreground.

The Sea Gates - primary entrance to Rhodos Old Town.

The Sea Gates - primary entrance to Rhodos Old Town.

Rhodes - Old Town.

Rhodes - Old Town.

Moats surrounding walls of the Old Town.

Moats surrounding walls of the Old Town.

A Walk on the Walls - Rhodos Old Town.

A Walk on the Walls - Rhodos Old Town.

Entrance to the Walls of Rhodos Old Town.

Entrance to the Walls of Rhodos Old Town.

Rhodos Old Town.

Rhodos Old Town.

Palace of the Grand Masters.

Palace of the Grand Masters.

Posted by Gibbo54 07:10 Archived in Greece Comments (0)

France

Some of our favourite photos.


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Lyon Cathedral.

Lyon Cathedral.

Original mosaic flooring at the site of the Roman Ruins in Lyon.

Original mosaic flooring at the site of the Roman Ruins in Lyon.

City of Lyon.

City of Lyon.

Sarlat - Southern France.

Sarlat - Southern France.

Sarlat - Southern France.

Sarlat - Southern France.

Carennac - Southern France.

Carennac - Southern France.

Carennac - Southern France.

Carennac - Southern France.

Loubressac - Southern France.

Loubressac - Southern France.

Loubressac - Southern France.

Loubressac - Southern France.

Loubressac - Southern France.

Loubressac - Southern France.

Le Chateau De Castelnau in Bretonoux.

Le Chateau De Castelnau in Bretonoux.

View from the Watch Tower of Chateau De Castelnau.

View from the Watch Tower of Chateau De Castelnau.

Le Chateau De Castelnau in Bretonoux.

Le Chateau De Castelnau in Bretonoux.

Beynac - Southern France.

Beynac - Southern France.

Beynac's Chateau.

Beynac's Chateau.

View from the top of the village of Beynac.

View from the top of the village of Beynac.

Chateau on the banks of the Dordogne River.

Chateau on the banks of the Dordogne River.

Dordogne River view.

Dordogne River view.

The village of La Roque Gageac.

The village of La Roque Gageac.

Bastide village of Domme.

Bastide village of Domme.

View of Dordogne countryside taken from the clifftop village of Domme.

View of Dordogne countryside taken from the clifftop village of Domme.

The Dordogne River.

The Dordogne River.

Sarlat Restaurant.

Sarlat Restaurant.

Sarlat - Southern France.

Sarlat - Southern France.

The Gardens of the D’Eyrignac Manor.

The Gardens of the D’Eyrignac Manor.

The White Garden.

The White Garden.

The Gardens of the D’Eyrignac Manor.

The Gardens of the D’Eyrignac Manor.

The Gardens of the D’Eyrignac Manor.

The Gardens of the D’Eyrignac Manor.

Rooftops of Rocamadour.

Rooftops of Rocamadour.

Rocamadour - Southern France.

Rocamadour - Southern France.

Charming Rocamadour.

Charming Rocamadour.

Rocamadour - Southern France.

Rocamadour - Southern France.

Looking skyward - Rocamadour.

Looking skyward - Rocamadour.

Rocamadour - Southern France.

Rocamadour - Southern France.

The Village of Rocamadour.

The Village of Rocamadour.

Padirac Abyss.

Padirac Abyss.

Bordeaux reflections.

Bordeaux reflections.

Cathedral in the centre of Bordeaux.

Cathedral in the centre of Bordeaux.

Bordeaux - France.

Bordeaux - France.

Quinconces Fountain in Lyon.

Quinconces Fountain in Lyon.

Rhone River - Lyon.

Rhone River - Lyon.

Pont D’Avignon - a bridge never completed.

Pont D’Avignon - a bridge never completed.

Avignon - France.

Avignon - France.

Huge hall within the Palace of the Popes.

Huge hall within the Palace of the Popes.

Dining Room in the Palace of the Popes.

Dining Room in the Palace of the Popes.

Sculpture outside the Palace of the Popes.

Sculpture outside the Palace of the Popes.

One of the old gates in Avignon.

One of the old gates in Avignon.

Storm clouds over Avignon.

Storm clouds over Avignon.

Rhone River - Avignon.

Rhone River - Avignon.

The Palace of the Popes - Avignon.

The Palace of the Popes - Avignon.

Posted by Gibbo54 07:41 Archived in France Comments (0)

Italy

Some of our favourite photos - Assisi, Siena, Genoa.


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The fountain in Genoa's main square.

The fountain in Genoa's main square.

Charming shop window in Siena.

Charming shop window in Siena.

Siena's Duomo under lights.

Siena's Duomo under lights.

Autumn Siena.

Autumn Siena.

The tower overlooking Siena's main Piazza.

The tower overlooking Siena's main Piazza.

No-one makes Gelati like the Italians!

No-one makes Gelati like the Italians!

The Siena skyline - main Piazza is in the centre of the photo.

The Siena skyline - main Piazza is in the centre of the photo.

Siena's Duomo.

Siena's Duomo.

Siena's Duomo.

Siena's Duomo.

Siena's Duomo.

Siena's Duomo.

Duomo, Siena - 200 years in the making.

Duomo, Siena - 200 years in the making.

Basilica di San Francesco - Assisi.

Basilica di San Francesco - Assisi.

Basilica di San Francesco - Assisi.

Basilica di San Francesco - Assisi.

Assisi.

Assisi.

Assisi alleyway.

Assisi alleyway.

A much loved Assisi garden.

A much loved Assisi garden.

Posted by Gibbo54 02:54 Archived in Italy Comments (0)

Italy

Some of our favourite photos - Lake Como, Rome, Perugia.


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Sarcophagus within the Archeological Museum of Perugia.

Sarcophagus within the Archeological Museum of Perugia.

Sarcophagus within the Archeological Museum of Perugia.

Sarcophagus within the Archeological Museum of Perugia.

Underground walkway in Perugia.

Underground walkway in Perugia.

Perugia skyline.

Perugia skyline.

Six hundred years old and eight stories high - Perugia.

Six hundred years old and eight stories high - Perugia.

Colours of Perugia.

Colours of Perugia.

Perugia at night.

Perugia at night.

Perugia.

Perugia.

The Spanish Steps - Rome.

The Spanish Steps - Rome.

The Trevi Fountain - a favourite with tourists.

The Trevi Fountain - a favourite with tourists.

Living Statue - Rome.

Living Statue - Rome.

Statue at the centre of Piazza Navona.

Statue at the centre of Piazza Navona.

The Colosseum - Rome.

The Colosseum - Rome.

One of numerous ornate ceilings in the Vatican Museums.

One of numerous ornate ceilings in the Vatican Museums.

Castello St. Angelo - Rome.

Castello St. Angelo - Rome.

Ray of sunshine - St. Peter's Basilica.

Ray of sunshine - St. Peter's Basilica.

Cupola of St. Peter's Basilica - Rome.

Cupola of St. Peter's Basilica - Rome.

Baldecino within St. Peter's Basilica.

Baldecino within St. Peter's Basilica.

View from the top of St. Peter's Basilica.

View from the top of St. Peter's Basilica.

St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican City.

St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican City.

Moon set over Lake Como.

Moon set over Lake Como.

Varenna laneway.

Varenna laneway.

Bellagio.

Bellagio.

Bellagio Promenade.

Bellagio Promenade.

Rooftop of Milan's Cathedral.

Rooftop of Milan's Cathedral.

Impending storm over Varenna.

Impending storm over Varenna.

Late afternoon on our balcony - Varenna.

Late afternoon on our balcony - Varenna.

Gardens of the Villa Monastero.

Gardens of the Villa Monastero.

Gardens of the Villa Monastero.

Gardens of the Villa Monastero.

Gardens of the Villa Monastero.

Gardens of the Villa Monastero.

Gardens of the Villa Monastero.

Gardens of the Villa Monastero.

Picturebook entrance to the Gardens of the Villa Monastero.

Picturebook entrance to the Gardens of the Villa Monastero.

Varenna - Lake Como.

Varenna - Lake Como.

Varenna - Lake Como.

Varenna - Lake Como.

View from our apartment - Varenna.

View from our apartment - Varenna.

Colourful Varenna - Lake Como.

Colourful Varenna - Lake Como.

Ivy covered home on the side of a mountain - above Como.

Ivy covered home on the side of a mountain - above Como.

Como.

Como.

Posted by Gibbo54 02:23 Archived in Italy Comments (0)

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