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S: Carnival Magic - Mediterranean September 2011

FC: Carnival Magic - 9 Day Mediterranean Cruise September 16, 2011 - September 25, 2011

1: Pepe's Pizza Danbury, CT September 2011

2: Barcelona, Spain September 15, 2011

3: Renaissance Barcelona Airport Hotel

5: Sagrada Família

7: Ho-Ho Bus....ZZZZzzzzz

9: Tapas at the Marriott

10: The Magic Fountain of Montjuc is a fountain located at the head of Avenida Maria Cristina in the Montjuc neighborhood of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The fountain is situated below the Palau Nacional on the Montjuc hill and near the Plaa d'Espanya. The fountain, like most of the surrounding developments, was constructed for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. The Magic Fountain was designed by Carles Buigas, who had designed illuminated fountains as early as 1922. The site where the fountain was constructed was the previous location of The Four Columns. The columns, representative of the Catalanism movement, were demolished in 1928 under the rule of Prime Minister Migel Primo de Rivera[1] and were re-erected in 2010 a few meters away from the original location.

12: La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain - tree lined pedestrian mall

13: All Aboard! September 16, 2011 | Montjuc Cemetery, known in Catalan as Cementiri del Sud-oest or Cementiri de Montjuc, is located on one of the rocky slopes of Montjuc hill in Barcelona. It was opened on 17 March 1883 by the city of Barcelona as its main cemetery, supplanting the older cemetery at Poblenou in the east. It now contains over one million burials and cremation ashes in 150,000 plots, niches and mausolea and is operated by Cementiris de Barcelona S.A. The city became heavily industrialised during the 19th century and its economic and growth led Barcelona becoming the centre of the Principality of Catalonia and a major city of Spain. The growth in population led to an increased demand for burial facilities, and a location was chosen on the slopes of Montjuc, away from the pressures of housing development. The steep slopes of the hillside give Montjuc its special character, with winding paths and terraced niches looking seawards over the harbour.

20: Monte Carlo, Monaco September 17, 2011

22: Fragonard Perfumeur Eze, France

24: Saint Paul de Vence

26: Marc Chagall Museum

27: Bistro Romain Nice, France

29: The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt to one side. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa's Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo) after the Cathedral and the Baptistry. The tower's tilt began during construction, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the structure's weight. The tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed, and gradually increased until the structure was stabilized (and the tilt partially corrected) by efforts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The height of the tower is 55.86 m (183.27 ft) from the ground on the low side and 56.70 m (186.02 ft) on the high side. The width of the walls at the base is 4.09 m (13.42 ft) and at the top 2.48 m (8.14 ft).Its weight is estimated at 14,500 metric tons (16,000 short tons). The tower has 296 or 294 steps; the seventh floor has two fewer steps on the north-facing staircase. Prior to restoration work performed between 1990 and 2001, the tower leaned at an angle of 5.5 degrees, but the tower now leans at about 3.99 degrees. This means that the top of the tower is displaced horizontally 3.9 metres (12 ft 10 in) from where it would be if the structure were perfectly vertical. | September 18, 2011

30: Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross)

31: The Ponte Vecchio is a Medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers | The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence, Italy. The Duomo, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink bordered by white and has an elaborate 19th century Gothic Revival facade by Emilio De Fabris. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.

33: Rome, Italy September 19, 2011

35: Inside the Vatican

36: A storm rolls in...

37: St. Peter's Square

38: The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Pompeii was lost for nearly 1700 years before its rediscovery in 1748. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city during the Pax Romana | Naples, Italy September 20, 2011

42: Mt Etna Messina (Sicily), Italy September 21, 2011

43: <-Volcano erupting | Taomina, Italy

44: Palma de Mallorca, Spain September 23, 2011

46: Marseilles, France September 24, 2011

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