Thursday, 20 August 2009

Taranto - Postcard

Taranto - Palazzo RR Poste e Telegrafi

1940's postcard..


Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Pisa - River Arno - early morning

Early morning in Pisa - blue sky ....

River Arno ...


Monday, 17 August 2009

Pisa - River Arno

Strange looking trees line the banks of the River Arno in Pisa

Very thin branches and lots of top growth ....


Sunday, 16 August 2009

Pisa - Early morning ...

Early morning - quiet street in Pisa ..

Houses very typical of the area . Lots of rain was keeping people at home !!

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Pisa - S. Croce In Fossabanda 2

When you stay in a hotel bedroom you often wonder who has been there before you ..

Well in this case monks and nuns - they have inhabited the cells ( now guest bedrooms ) for the past several hundred years.

The long corridors with the cells - many adorned with medieval motifs above the doors.

Comfortable rooms now - I would imagine that the monks and nuns would have found them cold in a wet Italian winter ...


Pisa - S. Croce In Fossabanda

Yes it may look like a nunnery or a monastery but now it's a hotel !!

A former convert for Dominican nuns and at one time made over to Franciscans this is a very very old building . It's also been quarantine hospital but in 2000 the work was started to convert it into a hotel.

Very convenient for the city centre - it's a hotel I can recommend ..


Saturday, 8 August 2009


Catania - Quattro Canti e Via A. di Sangiuliano

1940's postcard.


Monday, 3 August 2009

Livorno - Postcard

Livorno - Piazza Vittorio Emanuele

1940's postcard.


Saturday, 1 August 2009

Rome - Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain - a bigger picture ... !!!

Are you ready to throw your coins in the fountain ??