Monday, 9 August 2010

The Birthplace of Christopher Columbus

With my history lessons being so far in the distant past.......I had forgotten.......that Genoa was the birthplace of Christopher Columbus.
Today it's a bustling little port.....with buildings 'climbing' up it's steep hills.....and the largest aquarium in Europe.
I don't think this galleon's going on any voyages of discovery though.
We took a trip round the city on the 'tourist' bus.......and then wandered through some of the old streets.
And while Rome had been baking hot....Genoa, with it's narrow streets and tall old buildings.......was shaded....and so much cooler.
And finally.......a photo that should have come earlier....taken on the first evening....OH and D......starting as they meant to go on!!

13 comments:

Deb said...

Hi Jacky ~ Just catching up over here after being out of town for a while myself. Your vacation photos are wonderful! I've visited Italy myself and loved it! Seeing your photos makes me want to go back. :o)

Love the art piece you did for your bedroom wall! I am inspired...

And thanks so much for your sweet comment left on my blog for my grandma's birthday. xo

debs14 said...

Well they do say you should take plenty of fluids when you are out in the heat and it seems like your menfolk took the advice seriously! Great photos.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Lovely pics Jackie. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Lauren x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Lovely pics Jackie. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Lauren x

Sian said...

More great photos! I like the one taken from the deck perspective and I'm hoping you have a few more of the boat itself.

Kathyk said...

Wow, looks like you really enjoyed your break - smashing piccies to remember it by too. Imagine we'll see them in a scrap project sometime very soon.

Kathyk

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the beer photo!!! I think you could pair it with the face/architectual detail photo for a really fun layout.
Rinda

JO SOWERBY said...

amazing architecture and fascinating history stories today jackie. those beers look like a liver damage meal
Jo xxxx

Elizabeth said...

Genoa looks a bit more relaxed than Rome did. Don't think I've ever seen beers that large!

Amy said...

Looks like a very interesting city and I'm sure the respite from the heat was very welcome!

The boys look set for their trip ;-)

偉曹琬 said...

我們能互相給予的最佳禮物是「真心的關懷」。.................................................

偉曹琬 said...

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humel said...

Genoa was one of my favourite stops, but maybe that's because it was my birthday?! The aquarium was wonderful, and the cathedral was lovely too. Did you see Columbus' house? It's tiny! xx