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... art nouveau style. Plans are for EU and ENESCO to rebuild it.
The Genoese Lighthouse is soaring 26 feet built in 1860 to honor Genoese merchants who established a flourishing sea trade community here in the 13th century.
The Roman Mosaics are incredible. The experts figure they are over 9000 square feet of colorful mosaics, built toward the end of the 4th century AD and developed over the centuries. It was ...
Eastern Romaina is a lot like South Aus, infact we felt like we had hammered the crusier along a lot of dodgy tracks to go nowhere. Gypsies as it turns out are not so scary but are infact an different cultural group, darker skinned and don't live in caravans as we imagined but live in trucks with bee hive rear bodies. They seem to follow the crops and particularly the sunflower crops, which ...
... running for tourists taking them 20 km (about 13 miles) up river. This valley had seen severe fighting in WW I between Germans and Russians. In WW II the German army had constructed a sophisticated defence system. However, the Russians decided to attack further west! We enjoyed the trip with a young Rumanian couple sitting next to us, telling us a lot about their daily life in the capital Bucharest.
In the evening our hosts in the pension had ...
... extensive beachfront.
FYI -- Constanta was founded by the Greeks as Tomis around 2,500 years ago. It is rumored to have been the place where Jason and the Argonauts landed after securing the Golden Fleece of legend. The Romans conquered in 71BCE and renamed it in honor of the sister of the Roman Emperor of the time.
Today it is the fourth largest port in Europe after Rotterdam, Antwerp and Marseille. ...
... a mystery set in Naples (These Dark Things, Introducing Captain Natalia Monte), then one in Venice (Death at La Fenice, A Commissario Brunetti Mystery). I liked Brunetti so much I got another in the series (Acqua Alta, named after the high tides that flood Venice, and which I had experienced). Donna Leon is a very prolific writer, so I will have plenty of reading ahead of me if I complete the series.
My new book is The Lost Sailors, set ...