Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge - I-10 East
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... Lucia Station, water taxi to apartment, settle into apartment- Donna Onesto
Day 13 May 22 Th Venice: Untour orientation- walking tour, gondola shop, lunch, met Thibs at San Lucia Station- took vaparetto to P. Toma, walked to apartment, dinner at Improntucafe
Day 14 May 23 F Padua: Bus to Padua, Scrovegni Chapel, St. Anthony's Basilica, train return to Venice ("Padova incident") ...
... 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 ...
... a single driver and had some very interesting names. Based on my somewhat limited observations, the taxis appeared to be operated in a very competent and safe manner. From time to time, the "driver" would temporarily moor their taxi to one of the many pilings lining the Grand Canal and side canals. We never observed any conflict between the drivers in spite of some very constricted operating conditions.
Work Boats: This is a big but important category- ...
... of the Royal Italian Navy "Jack" are provided- the red flag with the simple white cross was used before 1946 whereas the flag with the four fields has been used since that date.
Other photos of random artifacts that I found interesting are provided without attribution.
For my boat partner Gerry, I've included several photos of submarine artifacts, some of which he will need to explain to me.
... 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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