Perspectives of a globe trotting photojournalist part 2
As with part 1, Highlights of St Petersburg, https://insight.daumphotography.com/2016/11/17/highlights-of-st-petersburg-russia/ this is another response to the challenge of providing a mini-tour of one of my trips.
This is an al dente tour (that is, hopefully not too short nor too long to adequately provide a ‘just-right’ taste) of the Italian regions of Tuscany (central Italy) and Lombardy (northern Italy). It begins at the Ligurian Sea west of Pisa, continues up to the magnificent mansion on Isola Bella, north of Milan. Then onto Milan and the Duomo. Next some countryside and wine tasting. Followed by Pisa. Back to the coast for Cinque Terre, some more wine tasting and the countryside around Peccioli.
I hope you enjoy! Looking forward to your comments. Ciao!
My travels have provided me the opportunity to experience more than 60 amazing countries and cultures. A friend challenged me to try and provide a visual summary of one of my trips in a five minute or less ‘tour.’ [I am not sure but think the motivation was so they did not have to sit through one of my Blu-ray shows, that often run about an hour or so production…]
Having been born in NYC, and lived there for a number of years before moving to warmer climes, I enjoy returning and experiencing the ever changing cityscape. The following is from my most recent visit. I hope you enjoy and look forward to your comments in the reply section below.
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My travels have provided me the opportunity to experience more than 60 amazing countries and cultures. A friend recently challenged me to try and provide a visual summary of one of my trips in a five minute or less ‘tour.’ [I am not sure but think the motivation was so they did not have to sit through one of my Blu-ray shows, that often run about an hour or so production…]
At any rate, I thought it an interesting challenge, and this is my first response.
This is an overview tour of highlights from St. Petersburg, Russia. As you come in from the sea, you past the Lenin era massive housing projects. While these buildings are showing their age, there is new construction of equally massive housing going up nearby. The city is comprised of stunning buildings lining the streets along the Neva River central waterway. Next stop is the ornate Cathedral of Peter and Paul. On from there to the opera house for Swan Lake. Next is Catherine’s palace followed by the State Hermitage Museum. This magnificent museum has your head swiveling in an attempt to take it all in- the magnificent palace easy ‘competes’ with its rooms that house amazing art works. Hope you enjoy! (It may take a couple of seconds for the slideshow to load)
Please feel free to comment. I may even be encouraged and do more ‘mini’ tours!