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Mark
Sweet Inspiration


United Kingdom
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Posted - 23/09/2006 :  17:49:10  Show Profile Send Mark a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A thread for sharing photos with everyone about anything....maybe there's a scenic view or interesting structure in your locality to share with us all, or just something that made you laugh.....please post here!

Mark

Mark
Sweet Inspiration



United Kingdom
3102 Posts

Posted - 23/09/2006 :  18:41:14  Show Profile Send Mark a Private Message  Reply with Quote





1. The Doge's Palace (Home of Government and the Doge (Duke)
2. The Campanile (Bell tower) on the Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's square)
3. The Bridge of Sighs at the rear of the Doge's palace
4. Approaching the Landing stages of San Marco
5. The Church and Campanile of San Giorgio Maggior opposite San Marco.

Mark

Edited by - Mark on 23/09/2006 18:51:14
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Mark
Sweet Inspiration



United Kingdom
3102 Posts

Posted - 23/09/2006 :  18:58:17  Show Profile Send Mark a Private Message  Reply with Quote





1. Barbara on Gondola and the Baroque Church of Santa Maria della Salute
2. Traffic jam.....Venetian style!
3. View from Gondola
4. The Basilica San Marco
5. The Ponte (Bridge) Capello and the Bridge of Sighs in distance.

Mark

Edited by - Mark on 23/09/2006 19:04:45
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Littlebylittle
Wishing And Hoping

United Kingdom
453 Posts

Posted - 23/09/2006 :  19:16:59  Show Profile Send Littlebylittle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mark,
Thank you for these photos of Venice. Just one day is not enough. Hopefully you went into a few churches and saw the artwork on the inside. It's just as amazing as the beauty on the outside.

Edited by - Littlebylittle on 23/09/2006 19:17:41
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Janie
Administrator



United Kingdom
8288 Posts

Posted - 23/09/2006 :  19:39:00  Show Profile Send Janie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mark

Thank you so much...this is one part of this section of the forum that I CAN understand. Good on you, my man!!

Janie
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Mark
Sweet Inspiration



United Kingdom
3102 Posts

Posted - 23/09/2006 :  19:39:41  Show Profile Send Mark a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Nicky and Janie, it's a pleasure!.....you're right, one day isn't enough!
Three days at least are needed to view all the delights of Venice!
We visited the inside of the Basilica, no photos allowed, but I've a couple of postcards I'll scan and paste when my printer is working again!
Apparently Venice has 16 million visitors a year, and I can well believe it too!, it's extremely crowded around the main tourist areas of San Marco, non-stop throngs of people walking up and down the narrow alleyways, the traders have a captive market there, so as you can imagine everythings soo expensive!
We went with the Saga holiday company, picking that particular holiday at Bibione because of the day excursions that were on offer, with trips across the border to Austria and Slovenia (I'll post some more pictures!), the Weather could have been a little better....I always thought it was hot in Italy!, but we both a great time anyway, the food is wonderful in Italy too, all the fruit and salady stuff was so fresh!

Mark

Edited by - Mark on 23/09/2006 22:08:33
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Katariina
Wishing And Hoping



Finland
637 Posts

Posted - 24/09/2006 :  06:30:34  Show Profile Send Katariina a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great photos, Mark! Did you learn any Italian? Come stai? Say hi to Barbara for me.

Love, Kat

the images unwind like the circle that you find in the windmills of your mind
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Mark
Sweet Inspiration



United Kingdom
3102 Posts

Posted - 24/09/2006 :  09:29:55  Show Profile Send Mark a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Katariina

Great photos, Mark! Did you learn any Italian? Come stai? Say hi to Barbara for me.

Love, Kat


Thank you Katariina! Barbara says hi too, I have to admit that I did not know one word of Italian beforehand, and all I learnt flying over was Buon giorno, buona sayra and grazie but once there a lot of words are relatively simple to understand and similar to French, of which I know a smattering, one Italian word I will always remember is 'Gelateria' meaning 'Ice cream shop', they have every flavour imaginable and is totally delicious!

Mark
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Katariina
Wishing And Hoping



Finland
637 Posts

Posted - 24/09/2006 :  19:29:41  Show Profile Send Katariina a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Nothing beats Italian ice cream !

Love, Kat

the images unwind like the circle that you find in the windmills of your mind
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treking
Wasn't Born To Follow



United Kingdom
5727 Posts

Posted - 24/09/2006 :  22:52:42  Show Profile Send treking a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was in Venice for a week in March and that wasn't long enough--your photos bring back good memories Mark. The hot chocolate in the pavement cafes around the squares near St Mark's are to die for

Trek
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Mark
Sweet Inspiration



United Kingdom
3102 Posts

Posted - 25/09/2006 :  21:36:08  Show Profile Send Mark a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by treking The hot chocolate in the pavement cafes around the squares near St Mark's are to die for

Trek


Absolutely Carole!....Once I discovered how yummy Italian Hot chocolate is I blew out the Coffee! (though I might add that if you just for 'cafe' you'll get one those tiny thimble-full cups which they also have in France, so it's best to ask for 'cappucino or 'americano')

Mark
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Littlebylittle
Wishing And Hoping

United Kingdom
453 Posts

Posted - 26/09/2006 :  20:28:09  Show Profile Send Littlebylittle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here's some hot chocolate I saw in Brugges.

Brugges Boobs
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Littlebylittle
Wishing And Hoping

United Kingdom
453 Posts

Posted - 26/09/2006 :  20:36:12  Show Profile Send Littlebylittle a Private Message  Reply with Quote

And now for some culture, Venice, again.
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Mark
Sweet Inspiration



United Kingdom
3102 Posts

Posted - 26/09/2006 :  21:59:12  Show Profile Send Mark a Private Message  Reply with Quote
LOL!.....Thanks for the pictures Nicky!......I think I'd be too embarrased to have a bite of that yummy lookin' choccy!!

Mark
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Mark
Sweet Inspiration



United Kingdom
3102 Posts

Posted - 30/09/2006 :  19:59:00  Show Profile Send Mark a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Some views of the Postojna caves in Slovenia.....there are miles of caves here and the stalagmites etc; have been formed over 70 million years!, it was a little creepy in some respects, as 'faces' can be made out in the varying shapes, particularly in the second photo, I can certainly see 'faces' to the far right, and what appears to be a 'Mother and child' formation in the middle too!.......can anyone else see them?




Mark

Edited by - Mark on 30/09/2006 20:03:57
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Mark
Sweet Inspiration



United Kingdom
3102 Posts

Posted - 05/10/2006 :  21:23:36  Show Profile Send Mark a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As Winter is fast approachin' here's a few sunny views of and from Glastonbury Tor in the County of Somerset, England.












Mark
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Clare
Something Special



United Kingdom
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Posted - 05/10/2006 :  21:45:46  Show Profile  Send Clare an AOL message Send Clare a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Aww, don't those pics make you miss Andy?
Thanks for posting them Mark - you little jet-setter, you get everywhere, good on you mate!!

Nicky, did you buy any of that chocolate? Try eating THAT with a straight face

Clare xx
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Mark
Sweet Inspiration



United Kingdom
3102 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2006 :  17:12:26  Show Profile Send Mark a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you Clare!......The good news is I see Andy's joined us!

Mark
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Carole R.
Higher and Higher



United Kingdom
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Posted - 06/10/2006 :  19:06:57  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I remember those Glastonbury pics Mark...

A sunny day in Beautiful Britain, takes some beating!

CRx
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Littlebylittle
Wishing And Hoping

United Kingdom
453 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2006 :  21:27:14  Show Profile Send Littlebylittle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Clare,
No, I didn't eat the chocolate, I was too busy managing waffles for breakfast and enjoying the cherry beer. I'm put myself on self imposed beer ban now, so I made the most of it while I could.
Nicky
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treking
Wasn't Born To Follow



United Kingdom
5727 Posts

Posted - 29/10/2006 :  00:11:18  Show Profile Send treking a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Thought this thread should be brought up to the top as I'm sure folk have lots of interesting photos.

Paris the Sacre-Coeur

trek
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