Baymont Inn & Suites Baton Rouge
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... others toured city, major sailboat race,
Day 11 May 20 T Rome: Arrived Civitavecchia, bus to Rome (Elena)- Hotel Ambasciatori, forgot hat on bus-returned next day,, walked to Spanish Steps and Trevi Fondation, lunch at local restaurant, pizza across street from hotel (waiter's wife worked in Baton Rouge)
Day 12 May 21 W Venice: Fast train to Venice, met by Untour host ...
... and from the courtyard of the Doge's Palace and from a perch atop the observation level of the Campanile- those photos are included herein.
Additionally, you can take a look at the images available at the following Internet site. The Basilica is said to have some 4750 square yards of mosaics some of which are seen in my photos. The floors are also richly decorated in mosaics. ...
... of the smaller side canals off the Grand Canal and carry up to about 8-10 passengers. These vessels were generally equipped with outdrives. I only had one opportunity to see into the engine compartment and noted a VW engine. I suspect other types of engines are used as well. The taxis has very classy lines and most were solid white. A few were of varnished wood or least appeared to be. Both the white and varnished taxis were very well maintained. The taxis were ...
... a scale model of an experimental vessel (dated 1898) with a winged rudder and keel that was never constructed but predated by almost 100 years the modern concepts of a winged keel and hydrofoils.
One of the rowed "galleons" (?) had an unusual configuration for the oars with each oar station consisting of 3 side by side oars with each station manned by 3 oarsmen. I counted approximately 25 ...
... 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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