Evening Along The Rhône River

Photographic impressions from our travels near and far…

Watch towers still keep a sharp eye on the enemy across the Rhône River in Vienne, France

In Southeastern France the Rhône River flows past ancient cities and through famous wine regions on its way to the Mediterranean.

Originating in Austria the river flows west into France where at Lyon it takes a turn to the south flowing through a number of ancient Roman cities like Arles one of Europe’s best preserved Roman cities, Nîmes with its splendid Les Arènes, a 1st-century amphitheater. On toward Avignon, the city of the Popes, and the small town of Orange originally founded as a Roman city in 45 BC featuring a fantastic Roman theater .

The Romans didn’t just build cities on the Rhône River, they are credited with bringing viticulture to Gaul, encouraging the planting of grape vines in areas that would become the well known wine regions of the Rhône River valley.

The Rhône as it flows through Lyon, France

Destination Australia & New Zealand

The wonders of Down Under are ready to explore on a growing number of cruise itineraries. With Sydney being the most popular departure port with cruises circling Australia while others add ports in New Zealand to the itinerary. Visit the Sydney Opera House, enjoy the wineries of Marlborough or take a train to Australia’s Blue…

Out Of Service In Alaska

A rusting hulk of a steam engine sits alongside the tracks of the Yukon and White Pass Railroad in Skagway, Alaska. It once carried supplies and men into the Yukon looking for their fortunes in the Canadian gold fields. Abandoned almost 70 years ago it’s too heavy and too remote to salvage, so it just…

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