Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

CHRISTMAS IN CYPRUS

January 18, 2017

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LARNACA
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http://www.4shared.com/folder/j-FlVF7y/LARNACA.html

NICOSIA – The walled city

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http://www.4shared.com/folder/_Pc_eLgU/LEDRA_ST_and_surrounding_area.html

THE OCCUPIED PART

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http://www.4shared.com/folder/xocNe3no/NORTH_NICOSIA.html

NO MANS LAND

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https://www.4shared.com/folder/jdsCd-U9/NO_MANS_LAND.html

SUMMER IN CYPRUS:

PAPHOS

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vuqs3gxx1lbmpxw/AADLaScI60QMoGKg5Lmpa2P4a?dl=0

TOMBS OF THE KINGS

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lk2c3i1zh23a8n7/AAD5oLpYx4QTRHBriXwkDaksa?dl=0

THE HARBOUR

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0phwxfkzr71d8vd/AAAQ8cphH4GFdh8o1XhFY3p9a?dl=0

A FRIGHT:

I went alone on this trip and booked into an apartment in a holiday complex. It was a nice spacious flat with two large single beds. After coming back from a bar one night I had a snack and coffee then went to bed and listened to the radio on my headphones. I switched the lights off and it was almost pitch black. I’d pushed the beds together and a lot of my stuff was on the other bed. Little did I know that when I was out or when I was in the kitchen, a cat had climbed through the bathroom window and climbed on the bed and was curled up just two feet away from me! It wasn’t long before I was drifting away. I turned over and my right hand landed on the cat! I pulled away immediately as it felt odd. It didn’t make sense; it felt like a fur hat. I don’t have a fur hat and if I had it wouldn’t be warm! Was it my imagination? I cautiously put my hand back to where it was and felt it. It felt just the same. I sprang up on my hands and shouted “what the hell’s that!” I recognized in the dim light to my relief that it was a cat. Having established what the ‘thing’ was I turned over and tried to get to sleep. But when I was drifting off it started ‘meowing’ and clawing on the blankets! It was probably hungry; this was a wild cat and there are lots of them in Cyprus. I got up and fed it some ham slices and gave it some water then opened the door. It went out and I shut the door – and the bathroom window!

SIMULATION

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IMAGES FROM ITALY

September 4, 2016

PISA:

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http://www.4shared.com/folder/iTDOpWcI/PISA.html

THE LEANING TOWER:

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http://www.4shared.com/folder/m1zvqdEs/TOWER.html

LUCCA:

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http://www.4shared.com/folder/U518q6xc/LUCCA.html

FLORENCE:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wo4t2rqi5kcgvye/AACotmorfEad_rv7gbg_mEJga?dl=0

MESTRE:

http://www.dropbox.com/sh/rvc6e9y8oabn94w/AACTyNAPajv6e516N6y0oMGya?dl=0

AROUND THE COLOSSEUM:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tgyvi1dq3gm6ly1/AAD_MFYYNyxIswI7BygVUdvma?dl=0

Original name Flavian Amphitheatre

Colosseum, Rome, completed AD 82

Giant amphitheatre built in Rome under the Flavian emperors. Construction of the Colosseum was begun sometime between AD 70 and 72 during the reign of Vespasian; the structure was officially dedicated in AD 80 by Titus in a ceremony that included 100 days of games. Later, in AD 82, Domitian completed the work by adding the uppermost story. Unlike earlier amphitheatres, which were nearly all dug into convenient hillsides for extra support, the Colosseum is a freestanding structure of stone and concrete, measuring 620 by 513 feet (190 by 155 metres) overall. Three of the arena’s stories are encircled by arcades framed by decorative half-columns in the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders; the structure’s rising arrangement of columns became the basis of the Renaissance codification known as the assemblage of orders.

The amphitheatre seated some 50,000 spectators. It was the scene of thousands of hand-to-hand combats between gladiators, of contests between men and animals, and of many larger combats, including mock naval engagements. However, it is uncertain whether the arena was the site of the martyrdom of early Christians.

The Colosseum was damaged by lightning and earthquakes in medieval times and, even more severely, by vandalism; all the marble seats and decorative materials disappeared. A restoration project was undertaken in the 1990s. Changing exhibitions relating to the culture of ancient Rome are regularly mounted.

“Colosseum.” Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica, 2011.

A VISIT TO THE VATICAN:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/iareesriofll2du/AAAqMBYFgI5ndOhr-Htg84XEa?dl=0

RENOVATE VENICE!

August 19, 2015

For the second year in a row I have visited Venice and again it was a wonderful experience. However some parts are badly in need of a face lift. A lot of the buildings on the water front are dilapidated and need restoring to their original majesty. This gem of a tourist attraction should be treasured.

The spirit of Venice

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dzpx2l8dsmt4nyx/AADIFZ3GFw_i9En3d940p6W2a?dl=0

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The spirit of Burano

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xp0zlblftu67ikd/AADSNbPr12Fgs4ZLR0cyKvyfa?dl=0

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IMAGES FROM A TRIP TO CONTINENTAL EUROPE:

April 2, 2015

The spirit of Badenweiler. (Pronounced Bardenvyler)

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https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wev4qzbklzeo3f8/AACDVGrHkkkiz2b68IcxaAbda?dl=0

The spirit of Müllheim. (Pronounced Merlhime – short “er”)

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https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7orn11slm7bwmju/AADK8ptxaAwiaATKgu4vbMTJa?dl=0

The spirit of Frankfurt.

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https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c6ejxqb5chtp4gb/AACkN6bqW6IBqwy4dTLBYSQ7a?dl=0

Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof. (Pronounced Howpt-barn-hof)

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https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yqe8c5mxi5bjko9/AACwqQ0qb0UvGUQ73KoDH9UFa?dl=0

Mulhouse. (Pronounced Mul-ooze)

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https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zoznr6p4iigr3yb/AABItdTYjb7F9rSUlV1lhTSia?dl=0

DISCOVER CHARMING BRITAIN:

http://www.robinsons-holidays.co.uk/

THE SPIRIT OF VENICE:

September 6, 2014

Images from a trip to Venice. From Piazzale Roma to Realto by Water bus: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dzpx2l8dsmt4nyx/AADIFZ3GFw_i9En3d940p6W2a?dl=0

Venice canal

Venice canal