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Monday, November 28, 2016
Italy Trip - 11, Ajacciao, Corsica, France
Hi, The first port on our Mediterranean cruise was Ajaccio on the island of Corsica. Here we took our only shore excursion off the ship.
Our arrival in Ajaccio provided some very nice views of the island (above and below).
The first part of our shore excursion was a bus ride out to Pointe de Parata. There were two Genoese Towers located here built for defense purposes. One was on the mainland the other on the peak at the far right in the above photo.
On our return I was able to grab some photos of a Corsican cemetery from the bus (above and below). Interment is above ground in these small buildings. which appear to be mausoleums.
Napoleon Bonaparte was born in Ajaccio and there is a statue of him in the Place d'Austerlitz.
The town provided a number of photo ops which we took advantage of. Some of the resulting images are shown above and six below.
The interesting streetlights we have found in Europe during our visits has always intrigued us.
Europeans love to decorate their windows with flowers (above and below).
At the citadel donkeys grazed in what was once the moat.
I am 78 years old. I took my first railroad photos in the mid 50's although active photography really took hold in 1971 when I moved to the Washington, DC area.
I enjoy photographing almost any kind of rail activity and have done so throughout the United States. In addition, I have photographed extensively in a number of Canadian Provinces and have had the opportunity to shoot some in foreign countries.
I am married with 2 grown daughters and 4 grandsons. Professionally, I worked for the United States Bureau of Mines until the organization was shut down in 1996. In my last assignment I managed the Bureau's Minerals and Materials Science Research Program.
My wife and I enjoy traveling. We have had a number of really great trips to South America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand, Egypt and Jordan, and Africa. Photos from these trip will be included. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org