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.

Thanks for looking.

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