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Travel Blogs from Genoa
... of the buildings on the seafront being illuminated. Also entertainment to be provided by the "Spiritual Gangsta Blues Band" who spent two hours tuning up while we judged the plate designs for the 2015 Valentines Day festival where the winning design gets produced. Number 24 will win.
After watching a spectacular sunset we select a restaurant for dinner that has a great view, as they all do, have an acceptable meal and head on down for the concert.
It appears ...
... behind and we were very cold indeed by the time we got on. We are dropped in the shopping district which is very smart indeed, and to take the chill out of our bones we head straight for, yes you guessed it some espresso. Suitably fortified and thawed out we walk down the main and very swishy shopping street with its designer shops and covered marble walkways. The only odd thing is that there is an abundance of neon signs which we haven't noticed anywhere else ...
... word prosciutto then tells you what kind of ham it is. Cotto = cooked, crudo = cured, and apparently when they just say "prosciutto," it means the former by default. While the sandwiches were tasty, I still felt like I would be hungry quite soon, so we discussed our options. Having remembered the beautiful market we had seen the night before, and noting that the tents were still up--though closed--late that evening, we decided to try and find it again. And we ...
... with 2-½ twist was something Tom Daly would have been proud of!!
Whilst laying on the gravelled ground writhing in agony, one
of my caring colleagues told me not to move. ‘That’s sensible advice’, I
thought. ‘Until I have been checked over I don’t know what damage I may have
I soon learned that that the reason I was told not to move
was that she could run and fetch her camera!!!
... night that Palladio had no relevancy but Frank Gehry would. Funny. I have a feeling at one point in time even Frank Gehry used the an idea borrowed from Palladio, who's architecture has been repeated for hundreds of years and is still considered genius today. What an idiot. I can't stand his arrogance and his lack of respect for historical architects, architecture or anyone, including professors, who probably know more than him, but he doesn't think they do. But that's another ...