Monday, 29 June 2009

Rome - Time to eat ??

Time to grab something to eat ??

Try the Pizzeria ...


Sunday, 28 June 2009

Livorno - Giardini Pubblici

Livorno - Giardini Pubblici - Gabbia dei Leopardi.

1940's postcard ..


Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Rome - Afternoon stroll

Time for a stroll around Rome's many ruins - well it helps fill an odd afternoon.


Monday, 22 June 2009

Taranto - Viale Virgilio

Taranto - Viale Virgilio

1940's postcard.


Saturday, 20 June 2009

Rome - Colosseum

Rome's Colosseum originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre.

Built by the Emperor Vespasian 70-72 AD and is considered to be one of the greatest works of Roman engineering.

50,000 spectators would watch mainly gladiatorial contests.


Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Rome - Vatican

No Pope today just the usual crowd of tourists at the Vatican ...

The Basilica of St. Peter plus one dive bombing pigeon !!


Monday, 15 June 2009

Livorno - Piazza ...

Piazza della Republica in the centre of Livorno.

No one around - not surprising due to the state of the weather.

Everywhere looks very forlorn.    


Rome - Colosseum

The Colosseum - not looking it's best I think

This picture could be mistaken for some derelict Lancashire cotton mill awaiting demolition.

More flattering pictures to follow.


Thursday, 11 June 2009

Ferry Boat - Lake Como

This was the ferry boat in 1987 between Cadenabbia and Bellagio.

It looks like a miserable day - we had a lot of rain that week.


Sunday, 7 June 2009

Livorno - Wet day

Another wet day in Livorno - the palm tree looking a bit sad in the cold and rain.

Nothing worse than wet weather when you are on holiday ...


Friday, 5 June 2009


Livorno - Piazza Benedetto Brin

1940's Postcard


Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Pisa - Birds eye view ..

The roof of the cathedral and the baptistry seen from the top of the tower.

A long climb to the top of here !!!


Monday, 1 June 2009


Taranto - Antico Castel S. Angelo

1940's Postcard