Photographic impressions from our travels near and far…
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.
A SHORT STORY Throw Away Boats If you travel a lot, especially if you are a cruise enthusiast, you will on occasion come across ship and boat wrecks either grounded or in shallow water. They seem to garner more attention than wrecks on land. Maybe there is something more intriguing or romantic about shipContinue reading “A World Of Abandoned And Derelict Boats”
The Beagle Lighthouse. This lighthouse stands on a rock in the Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego only a few miles from Ushuaia, Argentina. Ushuaia is one of the world’s most southern cities and a major seaport servicing expedition boats, cruise ships and working boats bound for Antarctica. These giclée prints are available in several sizesContinue reading “Todays Featured Poster • Ushuaia”