Monthly Archives: June 2016
View out the (dirty!) window on the drive from Queanbeyan to Canberra yesterday afternoon.
I couldn’t see what I was taking a picture of!
In an example of absolutely perfect timing, my camera broke and died when we arrived home at Canberra Airport, after two months of travelling! I will be going through some pictures from the trip soon, and will try and dig up my older camera (and hope it still works) for some newer shots from here.
But next week. I’m trying to get my life back in order after such a long trip!
In the meantime, here is a random Canberra sunset shot from a few months ago.
And it took the neighbours’ cat twenty-four hours to move back into our house! Also, our garden seems to think it’s still autumn. It’s no colder here in winter than it was for most our trip to Europe in summer!
The crowds are always crazy at the Trevi Fountain, but I think there were about seventy million people there yesterday!
We are just walking past things this time, rather than (for example) dealing with all the crowds and security at places like the Vatican. A lot of walking was done yesterday, and we’re planning on just as much today…
Rome is a city I have visited plenty of times before, and it was so nice to just arrive today and be able to take our time and walk around and have a very long, very late lunch (yay for restaurants in Rome staying open all afternoon!).
The differences since the last time I was here?
There are a million more tourists, and they now have the army out in the streets because of the fear of Islamic extremism. Oh – and the horrid McDonald’s opposite the Pantheon has finally shut (last picture)!
The first picture is our view. I hope I will take some better pictures soon.
We had a day off from travelling today, and instead stayed at our property. We did manage the kilometre or two walk to the main road and back, so I count that as exercise!
The first picture is of our house, and the second is of our street. It was (finally!) very hot!
The house we are staying in here in southern Italy has huge gardens. Many of the plants are the same as those we have in Canberra.
However, they have these flowers in a few different colours, and I don’t remember ever seeing them before.