I got through all the photos and selected 170 for the final folder. Of those, you're only seeing a third. Yesterday you saw Paris, Naples and Croatia and today we'll focus on Venice, Messina and Barcelona.
Here's a shot Serge got in Venice. I titled it "lady in Venice". We took more pictures in that town than anywhere else. Everywhere you turned, the scene cried out, "Take a picture of me!"
I kept thinking, "I've done a puzzle like this."
You never know who you'll be assigned to eat with in the dining room. Our table mates were two wonderful girls, a mother-daughter couple who we really enjoyed getting to know.
The gondolas in Venice are quite pricey, but taking pictures of them is free.
I had to throw in a picture of us to prove that we really were there.
I loved the sweets shops. Makes Dunkin Donuts look like pauper food.
This is in Taormina, high on a hill in Sicily.
Most of the time, we shared port space with other cruise ships. Ours is the one on the rear left with the signature Carnival smokestack.
There are statues everywhere in Europe. Boobs galore. Oh and penises too, but we'll get to that tomorrow.
The Messina skyline. As we took our guided tour to Taormina, the guide kept telling us how unlucky Messina was, having been destroyed several times by earthquakes. I wanted her to stop talking about it as we were driving over bridge after bridge as we wound our way up the mountain.
The time at sea was so nice. It was really the only relaxing time we had.
Romantic sunsets on the balcony etcetera.
On La Rambla in Barcelona, there were dozens of buskers. This one was rather eye-catching.
Serge getting goofy at Park Guell.
These are chimneys from the Gaudi designed Pedrera House. We loved our Gaudi tour - did you know we get the word "gaudy" from him?