S: Western Mediterranean Nov, 2009
BC: Again, please!!
1: Simon and Jeri 2009
2: First night at dinner! Aren't we a lucky couple!?
3: On the ship, it is a little chilly, but we are loving exploring!
4: Don't we look happy!!??
5: Here we are, Cannes, we had to tender in!! Off to see the perfume factory and St. Paul de Vence
7: Galimard Perfume Factory and the way they have made perfume for many years
8: A great place to test many different scents! The old and the new come together. The "nose" can make any scent using his "organ"
9: Some samples of the old distillery equipment.
10: Scenery between Cannes and St. Paul de Vence
11: Along the road, looking out of the coach! How beautiful!
12: Top of the hill, St. Paul De Vence, outside the wall.
13: Looking down the hillside, just outside the wall of the city. | St. Paul de Vence
14: Scenes from inside the city
16: Top of the city, standing by the wall, overlooking the valley
17: Famous cemetery, many flowers, people are loved there!
20: First Formal night! Aren't we a handsome couple?!
21: The coastline, tender and a beautiful sunset!
23: Here we are in Italy! Genoa to be exact! Europe's largest aquarium!
24: Genoa Aquarium, the manatees, the dolphins, the sharks! They were all incredible!
25: Many, many, fish!
26: More fish, more photos from the aquarium! They were never ending!
28: Leaving the aquarium!
31: Scenes from around Genoa! | Yummy food! Great restaurant!
32: Scenes from our walk in Genoa, when we were lost, but not!! | Casa de Christopher Columbus!
33: Genoa Graffiti
35: Pisa, WOW! Simon was so excited!!! He finally got to see the place he had dreamed of since childhood!!
36: Many different views of the cathedral and the Leaning Tower of Pisa
37: Different angles and views! Incredible!!
38: The TWO Leaning towers!! One well known, the other, not so much!
39: Driving through Tuscany on the way to Florence! What incredible countryside!
40: Coming into Florence | The wall and gate of the city.
41: Overlooking Florence, one girl looking out and one looking into the city
42: Views from Michalangelo Hill in Florence
43: We are on the hill overlooking the beautiful city of Florence
45: The beautiful city of Florence, getting ready to go in the Cathedral. Also the line where the flood happened many years ago.
47: Many memorials and tombs in the Cathedral of Florence | Beautiful Artwork
48: More views from inside the Cathedral, it is a beautiful building!
50: Walking around the city center, so much to see, so little time!
53: More views around the city, so much to see, could we take it in, NO WAY!! Florence is beautiful!
54: Leaving Florence, sunset on the ship
55: Rome!!!! We were so excited to see the history of the city and all the sites, what a day!!! | Who would've thought there would be a pyramid as you enter the city!!!??
56: Driving through the city, past Circus Maximus, on our way to the Colosseum
57: Our tour group for the week!! Oh yeah, with a couple of gladiators outside the Colosseum.
58: Entering the colosseum! WOW! What an incredible place!
59: Looking at where they kept the animals and the gladiators! It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and we were smiling!
60: Inside the colosseum, there is no way to take it all in, there were a lot of people, but we managed (actually Simon managed to get a lot of great pictures!)
62: Scenes on the way to Capitol Hill and the Forum. Julius Caesar was killed and is buried there.
64: Views on the way to the Pantheon
65: The Pantheon, what an amazing structure. The columns were floated down the river Nile to Rome.
66: The courtyard of the Pantheon, it is a beautiful structure
68: Trevi Fountain, make a wish anyone??
69: Spanish Steps and the view from them
70: The Vatican Museum and the Vatican Courtyard
72: St. Peter's Bascilica and the Vatican City Courtyard
73: Pieta and the Swedish guard within Vatican City
74: Naples, we visited the ruins of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. Never before have we seen such beauty as the coast of Italy. We hated that this was our last tour, but had fully enjoyed all tours!
75: Crosswalk | Pots from a bakery | Fresco's in a house
76: See the Chariot ruts??
77: Local Bordello menu for visiting sailors!! | Wood stove of a local bakery
78: Artifacts and bodies from Pompeii, some died in agony, some in their sleep.
79: More artifacts from an incredible place, yes, even me!!
80: Views as we drove along the coast, first to Positano and then on our way to Sorrento.
81: Everywhere you looked! WOW! | We couldn't believe the beauty
82: A fruit stand that was so good I couldn't believe it! More spectacular views!
84: Sorrento and Positano, two cities I could go back to, good food, good shopping, lots of walking, up and down hills, WOW!!
85: Christmas decorations great shopping, wish I had more space in my luggage to buy stuff!!
86: Monument to Christopher Columbus in Barcelona | Up on Mt. Montjuic, also the site for the 1992 Olympics
87: Scenes from the coach in Barcelona, our last day!
88: Interesting architecture around Barcelona, especially that from Gaudi, he is very prominent in the city.
89: Many different types of buildings and sites to see, old and new.
90: La Sagrada Familia famous unfinished church designed by Gaudi. Money is constantly being raised for it. They hope to have the outside finished by 2020.
93: More views of this interesting structure. Maybe someday it will be finished.
94: Twelve geese make their home here in the courtyard of the Barcelona Cathedral
95: Famous Barcelona Cathedral. Christopher Columbus met with Queen Isabel here.
96: The Captain's Club buffet and Simon in his finery! Also a view of the ship's pools.
97: Views of our room on the ship and random pictures!
98: Dinner, with Ron and Sharon (Florida) and Brian and Denise (Leeds) They were the best table mates ever!!
99: The last formal night of the cruise! Wonderful food, wonderful company, wonderful evening magical!