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... to Tirano; Bernina Express to Thusis (planned but could not exit so continued to Chur); train back to Thusis; bus to Bellinzona; train to Locarno- in bed by 1030 pm! ("Thusis incident")
Day 25 June 3 T Locarno: Lake boat to Isole de Brissago; visit botanical garden; went to market at Azcona on return; dinner with Heidi and Ron; goodbyes to Luigi and Barbara
Day 26 June 4 W ...
... Roman rule of the city lasted until 1453 at which time it was conquered by the Ottomans and became capital of the Ottoman Empire. Since the establishment of modern Turkey in 1923, the city was renamed Istanbul. This period of Roman rule is referred to as the Eastern Roman or Byzantine period.
I was able to get a few photos of the exterior of the Basilica from ground level- both ...
... and emergency vessels (ambulance and fire- we saw one of the former but not the latter).
We observed and were on vessels in the Grand Canal and Rios numerous times. In spite, of the many boats and their many interactions we observed we didn't observe even one mishap, not even one contact between boats!! All the skippers appeared to be calm, cool-headed (not what one hears about Italians) and patient. I guess they've had a lot of years to get it right? ...
... and half models of water vessels dating from the earliest known vessels plying the waters of the Lagoon to modern war ships (frankly, of less interest to us). We chose to go our separate ways in the museum, each of us inspecting the exhibits of specific interest to us.
The models- half and scale- were of the most interest to me. One scale model of a actually extended vertically into a hole in the ...
... good health and a safe journey that none of us will soon forget.
Unfortunately I was the only one doing the journal entries so only my perspective of the trip was shared.
Thanks all for prayers, comments and just following along.
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