Category Archives: Monuments

Pane e Salame and Mastro Ciccia Frame Bernini Day in Rome

You might say it was a risk entrusting me to plan our trip to Rome (and then on to Venice).  I had been to Venice for one day, and Rome never – and Therese had visited Venice many times and … Continue reading

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The Colosseum and San Pietro in Vincoli on Sunday in Rome

Normally, when I am traveling, I tend to avoid the obvious draws.  For example, when I went to the Louvre in 2010, I walked right by the Mona Lisa.  And on this trip to Rome, I knew I was not … Continue reading

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Hop-on Hop-off Bus Highlights First Day in Rome Italy

You could call me anti-tourist, as ironic as it would be for me to be that way (considering how much traveling I do), and you wouldn’t be far from the truth.  So when Therese and I decided to do one … Continue reading

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Boston Freedom Trail Exploring Framed by MFA and Gardner Museum

When Therese had to go to Boston for work recently, she invited me to come along.  She explained that for part of the time I would be on my own, but we would also have time to visit a museum … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg VA Visitors Center Guided Tour and Bavarian Chef Lunch

Early fall 2016 found us in Virginia.  Therese’s cousin has two teenage sons who are budding Nascar drivers, and they were competing in a race at a new track down there.  After having a fun time on Saturday night watching … Continue reading

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Père Lachaise Cemetery on Our Last Day in France

After a month of days in Europe, first in Bulgaria, then in France, our time away had finally come to a close.  We had part of one last day in Paris, before we boarded an afternoon flight back to New … Continue reading

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Rouen Palais de Justice and Monument Juif or Maison Sublime

I had heard of the Monument Juif when I was making plans for our first visit to Rouen in 2014, but since it seemed inaccessible, I passed over it.  This time around, I was able to get us tickets for … Continue reading

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