Wall art in the tunnel of love- Via dell’Amore, near Riomaggiore, Italy, one of the Cinque Terre.
Lovers bring locks to tie their love in the Via dell’Amore. They hang from every fence and gate.
Riomaggiore is one of the five lands of the Cinque Terre National Park in Italy. It is famous [...]
The flower market in Nice, France
Having time to explore the surrounding area of Nice, France this visit, we were able to get a better overview of the area. A long coastline with warm blue water and beaches, thriving small city, and history. Tourists lounging under a sea of umbrellas. Inland are small stone villages [...]
Sailboats in the harbor at Korcula
Don’t get me wrong, we loved most of Croatia, and were awestruck by the preserved history in Rovinj, Dubrovnik, Pula, and Korcula. That said, when Hannah and I walked into the first convenience store just out of Trieste, Italy for a bathroom break and to pick up something to [...]
Rovinj, Croatia, with stone homes facing the water, Venetian style.
I first saw a photo of Rovinj on a ferry from Hvar to Split; a medieval village rising in stone buildings uphill to a baroque church on a hilltop. Reaching up from the sea, an oval of land connected by a narrow strip to the [...]
Father’s Day dinner with a view. This is from our rental house in the hills above Nice, looking toward the Alps. The girls made chocolate lava cake for their Dad to top off dinner on the patio.
Looking at Rovinj, Croatia from the water. We visited in a boat the other day, and drove up from Pula today. Today it rained, not so great for photos.
A courtyard off a pedestrian street in Rovinj.
The old town of Rovinj juts out into the sea in the shape of a spoon. [...]
Looking from one end of the Pula Amphitheater to the other.
It’s Birthday week, John’s, then Hannah’s, our first on the road. Marlie and I snuck out to pick up gifts for them in Venice from the wonderful little leather shop L’Grifone, and have had them stashed for the past couple of months. Hannah had [...]
The Roman Amphitheater in Pula, the 6th largest in the world.
We’ve headed North, and left the Dalmatian coast behind. We are in Pula now on the Southern tip of Istria. Both John and I liked Pula immediately, although we are not sure why our reaction to it is such a contrast to our immediate [...]
This has to be my favorite building in Omiš, irony in structure. The ultra modern Bank of Zagreb with mirrored windows downstairs, the typical concrete apartment building upstairs.
Omiš is the tidal waters where the uninspiring and beautiful collide in curious contrast. There is a lovely little old town center, topped by an ancient stone [...]
(Musings of a teenager on a trip around the world)
The day we arrived in France (early February, and our first stop), my dad said “Welcome to the land of pay potties.” I laughed, not taking seriously how honest he was being. Now that we have been on our trip for a while, I [...]
Omiš, Croatia: a view from the Pirate’s Fort.
We’ve been missing home. Our doggie Sadie back at home got hurt and needed stitches yesterday. The couple who are caring for our house and animals are not sure how it happened; they came home and she had a big tear just behind her shoulder. We [...]
We ended our tour of Dalmatia in Hvar, an island with a city of the same name which has had a great deal of press as a destination. It’s known as a place to see and be seen, and comes complete with a sterile looking large resort hotel with a pool that made [...]