Magnuson Hotel Denham Springs
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The girls had a hearty Embassy breakfast before we packed the car and drove to the Rice campus. On the way we found my old apartment building on Westheimer, Avalon Square. The whole area has been built up with high ride condo building and high end shops and restaurants, and a Whole Foods just a few blocks away now. We parked on campus and walked around the music building. I thought I would be more flooded by emotions, and it was really neat to be there, but it ...
... The structure is perfectly square with columns on each side. There was a fire caused by lightning in the 1960's completely destroying the building apart from the columns, which the present owner lovingly restored to their former glory, in the new house. We took a few photos across the small lake towards the stunning house, so hope they do it justice.
The house is a faithful replica of the original ...
... 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 ...
... which captured and filtered water into the centrally located well. A dramatic stairwell- The Stairs of Giants- leads from the piazza level to the Palace. I've included some photos taken in and from the piazza.
Here are some images of the Doge's Palace on an Internet site.
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... and emergency vessels (ambulance and fire- we saw one of the former but not the latter).
We observed and were on vessels in the Grand Canal and Rios numerous times. In spite, of the many boats and their many interactions we observed we didn't observe even one mishap, not even one contact between boats!! All the skippers appeared to be calm, cool-headed (not what one hears about Italians) and patient. I guess they've had a lot of years to get it right? ...
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