Considering the Future Brought Joy from the Past

Considering the Future Brought Joy from the Past

With the world encumbered by Covid, it is difficult to imagine an extensive trip overseas within the next few years. By the time it’s “Covid safe” it may be too late for Maggie and I to undertake another long haul journey. This realisation has definitely made us reflect on what we have already experienced. Looking back to 2016 for example makes us realise even more, what an amazing voyage of discovery we had that year and how privileged we have been. In turn, that understanding makes me want to share our pleasure with more readers.

So, if you didn’t read or see any of the photo blogs covering our 2016 Mediterranean cruise (or even if you did) hopefully you will find this photo summary enjoyable.

Venice, Italy

“The Gateway to Venice”, the Doge’s Palace and the Bell Tower of St Marks Basilica

Urbino, Italy

View from outside the walled city
Precinct of the University of Urbino, with Duomo out of sight to the right

Split, Croatia

The Golden Gate, through which Diocletian entered his retirement Palace/Fort for the first time
The Peristyle (Ceremonial Courtyard) of the palace

Trogir, Croatia

Entering the city square with cathedral on left

Dubrivnik, Croatia

The main street of the old Dubrovnik city (no vehicle access)

Lecce, Italy

Corfu, Greece

Entering the Fort at Corfu

Taormina, Sicily

The Greek / Roman Theatre Stage, looking down to the coast and back toward Mt Etna Volcano

Ravello, Italy

Villa Rufolo
View from Villa Rufolo Gardens

Herculaneum, Italy

Herculaneum was destroyed by the same volcanic eruption from Mt Vesuvius as Pompeii in 79 AD

Naples, Italy

Sorrento, Italy

From Sorrento Harbour, looking back towards Naples, one can clearly see the outline of what could be the world’s most famous volcano, Mount Vesuvius.

Rome, Italy

St Peters Basilica
The Pantheon
Inside The Colosseum, with newly constructed viewing platform

Palermo, Sicily

The first floor of Palazzo Reale O Dei Normanni

Monreale, Sicily

Monreale Cathedral

Erice, Sicily

Cathedral at Erice

Cartagena, Spain

City Hall
Gran Hotel

La Alhambra, Spain

Cadiz, Spain

Marrakesh, Morocco

Courtyard in Palais Bahia
Market in Marrakesh

Seville, Spain

Plaza de Espana
Royal Alcazar’s of Seville

Cordoba, Spain

The Great Mosque
Catholic Cathedral within The Great Mosque

To see many more photos of our 2016 cruise, plus find out more about these destinations, please search out the 21 original blogs under the heading “Voyage to Antiquity” in the Journal (Home Page – Journal – Voyage to Antiquity). Alternatively, if you want to view a blog on a particular destination you can search through the “Tags” on the right hand side of the blog page to find name of the destination you want (Tags presented in alphabetical order).

  • Richard Hawkins
    Posted at 15:11h, 21 January Reply

    What an amazing man you are.
    To want to share your journey’s with friends is our privilege.
    Thank you so very much and stay safe the both of you.
    Cheers Shirley n Dave

    • alistairstravel
      Posted at 19:01h, 21 January Reply

      Thank you Shirley and Dave. It is my privilege to have friends who are interested in what I share. All the very best for 2022

  • Rodger Jamieson
    Posted at 23:18h, 22 January Reply

    Great Work Al – beautiful shots. Mal and I love Venice too!

    • alistairstravel
      Posted at 11:15h, 23 January Reply

      Thanks for your response Rodger. I’m pleased you liked the photos. All the best to you and Mel for 2022

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