The Ponte Vecchio

  The Ponte Vecchio (“Old Bridge”) is a medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers, and souvenir sellers. Travel theme: Paths © 2017 Netdancer Photography -Candace…

Roman Ruins

Step Back in Time Yes, I have traced my genealogy to Scotland, but I have also been able to trace it back to Roman times as well.  This was an exciting time for me. It seemed surreal to read and discover this kind of history when each step in the discovery took me further back…

Ancient Aqueduct in Rome

Ancient Aqueduct in Rome I don’t know if these ruins are of an ancient bridge or of an ancient aqueduct that I read about in my history books, whatever they are, I admire the architecture of the builders of the past. Color Your World – Antique Brass © 2017 Candace L Stauber Photography Rome, Italy

Wouldn’t you know…

I go to Rome to see the famous Trevi fountain, throw my coins in and try to improve my love life and its under repair! Just my luck. Fountain Challenge 46 – defunct January fountains Rome, Italy © Candace L Stauber Photography

Daily Prompt- Crossing

  In Florence during the turbulent times of the Medici family in Florence, Italy, the family decided it was unsafe to travel the streets below with the common people and crowds. They then built these crossings between buildings throughout the city so they would never have to go down to mix with the common people and…

Amazing Architecture

Amazing Windows Venice, Italy and amazing windows over the water. As I toured over the canals of Venice and was in awe of the architecture of Venice, I wondered how they accomplished the fine detail of these windows.  These were not the only beautifully created windows on the narrow streets on the small islands that…

The Music Tree at MoMos

  In Rome, there is an interesting little restaurant called MoMos.  This is their music tree. The food is good but simple and it was within walking distance to my bed and breakfast, La Duchesse de Roma. As you can see Momos was fun all the way around.Bunnies running around the grounds, tents to sit…

Italian Garden

At my Bed and Breakfast in Rimini, Italy, is a little Italian garden. This simple geranium sat all alone in a pot under a wonderful arbor of vines and roses.  I have to admit the B&B wasn’t the best, but I try to find something good in everywhere I go and I  did enjoy their…