Images of Venice

Photographic impressions from our travels near and far…

Across the Lagoon
Saint Marks
The Grand Canal

Venice Italy • There are not enough superlatives to describe the experience of visiting this island city on the Italian Adriatic.

The nobility of Venice created a myth that their city was founded by refuges fleeing Troy after the Trojan War. While not true, Venice has been a city for well over a thousand years. In the year 992, Venice earned special trading rights from the Roman Byzantine Empire in return for accepting Byzantine sovereignty. The city became incredibly rich, and independence was gained in 1082. The twelfth and thirteenth centuries saw Venice established as a major trading empire with outposts over much of the Mediterranean.

That immense wealth is still the foundation of modern Venice and is on display in its Cathedrals, palaces, squares and canals. Everyone needs to visit Venice at least once in their life.

The Cruise Port of Aruba

Located deep in the Southern Caribbean, Aruba, The Netherlands Antilles is a popular vacation destination and cruise port of call. Aruba deservedly is known for some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean along with its almost perfect weather. Taking advantage of those assets the government and businesses have invested heavily in building up…

One Scary Road In Utah

A Short Story Utah’s Hogsback on Route 12 Several years ago we spent a couple of weeks checking off items on our bucket list in the National Parks of Utah. We rented a car in Salt Lake City, toured the parks and dropped off the car in Las Vegas. One afternoon halfway through the trip…

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