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February 19, 2011

Mediterranean Vacation Pics – Italy

Filed under: Uncategorized — Charles Engelke @ 9:01 pm

More catching up on organizing older vacation photos.  Today I started on the pictures from the Mediterranean cruise we took in late 2009.  The cruise went from Rome to Athens, visiting many Greek and Turkish ports, Cyprus, and a full day in Egypt to see the pyramids.  We spent an extra day in Rome before the cruise, and several days in Athens afterwards.

Digital cameras with large memory cards sure have changed vacation snapshots.  Laurie and I apparently took almost 4000 photos over three weeks, so it’s going to take some time to select the reasonably decent ones.  Today I sifted through the shots for Rome, Pompeii, and cruising by Stromboli.

In Rome for a day, we walked through the city by the Trevi Fountain and into the Pantheon, perhaps my favorite building:

Interior of the Pantheon

Interior of the Pantheon

Most of the day we spent walking through the ancient Forum:

Roman Forum

Ancient Roman Forum

The cruise’s first port was Sorrento, and we went on a tour to Pompeii:

Pompeii

Pompeii

We had a day at sea on our way to Greece and Turkey, and cruised by Stromboli, one of the few active volcanoes in Italy near Sicily:

Stromboli volcano

Stromboli volcano

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