Thursday, June 30, 2005

Padova, Italy

Last Italy Pictures Installment

I took this picture because of the frescoes. They are move vivid in person. 

This is the church of St. Anthony. There is a reliquary inside where St. Anthony's lower jaw, tounge and vocal chords are kept for viewing. 

This is the Padova city center park. It is round and surrounded by statues of famous people of the Renaissance period.

What is a trip to Europe without going to a piazza to feed the pigeons?

Last but not the least, I just had to steal a pic of a Catholic nun. I was trying to take a pic of a younger one riding a Vespa in short white habit but she was too quick. 

Friday, June 24, 2005

Verona, Italy


This is a sign pointing to a Catholic church. I just can't stop laughing when I saw it.

Natives dressed in Carnivale costumes so tourists can gawk and marvel. 

The veranda where Romeo wooed Juliet or so they say in Verona.

This is an inscription on the wall to the center of the city of Verona.

More pics to come....

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Venice, Italy

This was taken in Venice, Italy.  I swore I will not take a pic of the gondolas and the gondoliers because I  refuse to act like a tourist while in Italy. Guess what? I was not able to resist!!! And who could say no to this scene?



Thursday, June 16, 2005

God Bless the USA!

Back from Italy

My Italian sojourn was amazing and memorable but I am very glad to be back in the United States of America for many reasons.

The picture above was taken in Vicenza. It was the first place  that I visited in Italy. It is where Camp Ederle is located. Camp Ederle is a US Army Airborne base in Italy.

I arrived at Marco Polo airport in Venice after 18 hours of travel. I was so exhausted that I fell asleep for four hours enroute Italy. I am usually not capable of sleeping while traveling but I guess I am getting old and I need my naps. LOL.

I spent 11 glorious and excitement filled days in Italy. I do not know how the tour industry can advertise those "European tours for 7 days" deal. Venice alone will take about a week to explore!

Traveling to a foreign country is a surefire way of making one appreciative of their own country. I am thankful for the opportunities I have been given to visit foreign lands but I am always ecstatic to be back in the USA. Travels abroad taught me the true meaning of the phrase, "There's no place like home."      

Friday, June 3, 2005

Quick Update

Where in the world is Dee?

I am in the land of pasta, gelato and gondolas!

Will update as soon as I get back to the States.

Buona sera. Arrivederci!!!!