FC: MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE | 2011
1: In the summer of 2011 Rob and I were thrilled to be able to take a trip of a lifetime with both our children and our dad. After months of planning we headed from Toronto to start our family adventure. This book is just a small representation of the fun, laughter and memories we will share forever. Thank you Rob, for I know how hard you work everyday to bring your family these opportunities. Thanks for coming with us dad!
2: From Toronto, a stop over in Düsseldorf Germany to see the Rhine River and arrival to our first holiday destination - Venice Italy.
6: Venice to Rome Excelsior Hotel Spanish Steps Trevis Fountain
7: dining in Rome our first night.
8: Celebrity Equinox Cruise
9: Our cruise had so many activities it was hard to fit everything in. Engineering room tours, nightly shows, kitchen tours, dining, snacking, casual meals...
10: ...happy hour while we watched Owen play volleyball...
11: ...and formal dinners
13: Santorini Greece
14: cable car to the top, donkeys were the other option
17: scenery from Oia, fresh local tomatoes and canned goods, dad and Owen on the tender boat back to the ship, Katelyn in Oia
18: Santorini from the cruise ship
19: Athens Greece
20: first modern Olympic Stadium
21: Acropolis theater the Erecthion with the maidens of Caryatids
22: Acropolis architecture
23: greek feta, fur coats for sale, police action!
24: Istanbul Turkey
25: Hagia Sophia
26: in the Hagia Sophia an urn made of solid marble, Arc Angles uncovered, foundation from 500AD
27: Blue Mosque
28: Topkapi Palace
29: Topaki Palace and the Harem
30: Cisterns the meeting of Pagan and Christianity James Bond - To Russian with Love was filmed in this underground cistern
31: The Grand Bazaar
33: Diving with the Sharks in Istanbul
34: Turkish Delight
35: Spice Market | where dad got the bbq bowls
37: Kusadasi Turkey
38: The ancient city of Ephesus dates back to the 10th century BC where such people as Cleopatra, St John the Evangilist, St Paul and the Virgin Mary lived
39: the Nike swoosh | Ephesus buried underground
40: The House of the Virgin Mary
41: Mykonos Greece
46: Salerno Sorrento Positano Pompeii Italy
47: the "Mamma Mia" highway along the Amalfi coast
49: the best salad ever in Sorrento | the roads of Sorrento | bullets??
50: Positano where the famous go to holiday | custom made sandals
52: the volcano that covered the ancient city of Pompeii in 79 AD
54: discoveries that were buried under the volcanic ash in the city of Pompeii
55: the little boy and the pregnant lady buried alive in Pompeii
56: Rome Italy
57: people watching in Rome
58: Detail of the Roman ruins | the Pantheon
59: inside the Colosseum