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... after death. But I suppose they chose to be commemorated there, so they aren't to feel sorry for. Pompeii was a shabby town, but the archeological site is huge and it takes a full day to see most of the ruins, so you don't particularly need to spend long in the town itself. Being in Pompeii made me wonder about the logic behind archeology and 'recreating' ruins. To what extent do you rebuild an ancient town? The acropolis in Athens and the ruins in Rome have done these ...
... the enormous St. Mark's Square can be under a foot of water. We learned how the streets are named based on what was in the square far in the past and how the house numbers are illogical because sections of Venice have burnt down several times. Even locals use landmarks instead of addresses because simply with the address one would never find their destination. We visited the square where Marco Polo the famous merchant lived and observed the house that the playboy Casa ...
... they are on a mission. Stuff the fact they nearly knocked your block off!
We hear accents from all over the world as we walk around including Australians.
I had to purchase some new sunglasses as mine broke and I had been wearing Danita's when she is not wearing them!
There are many very dark skinned men selling mainly handbags everywhere you go and I saw one particular one who was selling sunnies so I approached him as I so needed some.
He started on ...
... many made with 24-carat gold. The basilica's 99m bell tower commands wonderful views of the surrounding area. The clock tower Torre dell'Orologio has two figures ringing the bell on top, one is older, one younger signifying time passing. There is also a lion with wings, this symbol appears many times in the square and represents St Mark the evangelist. Below this is the great clock face, in blue and gold inside a fixed circle of marble engraved with the 24 hours of ...
... around. Another train had arrived at the adjacent platform and one crazy woman decided to lead a tour of Japanese down the other side as people were boarding. As we started to get on a couple of scammers tried to take our bags, but we held our ground and told them to go away. They lost interest and moved on. We got to our seats and stowed luggage, only to find the same guys arrive at our seats helping ...