Anniversary Cruise

Black sea and Mediterranean cruise for Gene and Kathy's 50th

Date: 2015-08-26

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Emerald Princess - Gene's Balcony (+3 more)

Emerald Princess - Central decks (+2 more)

Emerald Princess - Theater (+2 more)

Meteora - Monastery cliffs (+4 more)

Meteora - Shrine in the cliff side

Meteora - Monastery on the cliffs (+3 more)

Meteora - Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron (+1 more)

Meteora - Modern path to reach monastery (+3 more)

Meteora - Monk work area and robes (+1 more)

Meteora - Main church at the Great Meteoron monastery (+1 more)

Meteora - Main church at the Great Meteoron monastery (+3 more)

Meteora - View to the Holy Monastery of Varlaam (+3 more)

Meteora - View to the Holy Monastery of Varlaam (+4 more)

Meteora - Church at the Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas (+2 more)

Meteora - View to the Holy Monastery of St. Stephan (+1 more)

Meteora - Holes in the clifs where monks would live

Emerald Princess - First formal night (+2 more)

Chios - The tender boat (+1 more)

Chios - Park entrance (+4 more)

Chios - Old Castle (+3 more)

Chios - Hamam in the old Castle (+2 more)

Chios - Mastic trees with the white anti-microbial powder to catch the sap (+2 more)

Chios - Mastic trees (+2 more)

Chios - Street by the harbor (+2 more)

Pyrgi (+3 more)

Pyrgi - A shop demonstrating the creation of Xysta

Pyrgi - Plaster designs with some modern coloring

Pyrgi - Approaching the church of the holy apostles (+5 more)

Pyrgi - The church of the holy apostles (+1 more)

Pyrgi - Stone construction (+6 more)

Pyrgi - Modern church (+1 more)

Pyrgi - Street with the distinctive Xysta facades (+1 more)

Pyrgi - Town square

Mesta - Taxiarches church (+7 more)

Mesta - Rooftop path for defense (+3 more)

Mesta - Well with rope grooves in the stone

Mesta - Patterned sidewalk around the church (+1 more)

Mesta - Stone tunnels (+2 more)

Emerald Princess - Head waiter making a doll from the napkin (+3 more)

Emerald Princess - Promenade deck (+3 more)

Emerald Princess - Bosporus transit - Blue mosque, Aya Sofia and Topkaki palace (+4 more)

Emerald Princess - Bosporus transit - Aya Sofia

Emerald Princess - Bosporus transit - Topkapi palace

Emerald Princess - Bosporus transit - Blue Mosque

Emerald Princess - Bosporus transit - Galata tower (+4 more)

Emerald Princess - Bosporus transit - First bridge

Emerald Princess - Bosporus transit - Passing another cruise ship (+2 more)

Emerald Princess - Bosporus transit - Dolmabahce Mosque (+4 more)

Emerald Princess - Bosporus transit - Going under the first bridge (+4 more)

Emerald Princess - Bosporus transit - Kuleli Askeri Lisesi

Emerald Princess - Bosporus transit - Asia side (+1 more)

Emerald Princess - Bosporus transit - Rumeli Fortress (+3 more)

Emerald Princess - Black sea (+6 more)

Constanta - Newer appartments (+8 more)

Constanta - Art deco theater (+3 more)

Bucharest - Soviet era appartments (+3 more)

Bucharest - Soviet era appartments near the palace (+4 more)

Bucharest - National library

Bucharest - Parcul Unirii (+1 more)

Bucharest - Palace of the Parliament (+2 more)

Bucharest - Palace of the Parliament (+2 more)

Bucharest - Palace of the Parliament - Theater (+3 more)

Bucharest - View from the Palace of the Parliament (+1 more)

Bucharest - East Orthodox Church (+2 more)

Bucharest - East Orthodox Church - Icon covered in silver (+1 more)

Bucharest - East Orthodox Church

Bucharest - University roundabout (+3 more)

Bucharest - Monument to the heroes of the air (+1 more)

Bucharest - Village museum - Woven fence (+2 more)

Bucharest - Village museum - Church (+2 more)

Bucharest - Village museum - Windmill (+3 more)

Bucharest - Village museum - Bill in front of half burried house (+3 more)

Bucharest - National art museum (+3 more)

Bucharest - Kretzulescu Church

Bucharest - Piata Revolutiei (+1 more)

Bucharest - Renaissance memorial and bullet pocked balcony (+2 more)

Bucharest - Religious icon store (+3 more)

Constanta - Second crossing of the Danube (+4 more)

Constanta - Appartment (+2 more)

Emerald Princess - Chef's Table - Ice sculpture (+3 more)

Emerald Princess - Chef's Table - Gene and Kathy (+1 more)

Emerald Princess - Chef's Table - Caviar appitizer (+3 more)

Emerald Princess - Chef's Table - Moved to the dining room

Emerald Princess - Chef's Table - First course mushroom risoto (+2 more)

Emerald Princess - Chef's Table - Main course (+2 more)

Emerald Princess - Chef's Table - Second dessert

Emerald Princess - Chef's Table - Portrait (+4 more)

Burgas - Mural near port

Burgas - Beach (+1 more)

Burgas - Sand Festival (+5 more)

Burgas - Sand Festival - Bill posing like the meerkats (+10 more)

Burgas - Market in Kableshkovo (+3 more)

Nessebar - Windmill (+1 more)

Nessebar - Castle wall (+2 more)

Nessebar - Christ Pantocrator Church (+1 more)

Nessebar - Christ Pantocrator Church - Dome (+2 more)

Nessebar - Church of St Stephen (+3 more)

Nessebar - Church of St Stephen (+7 more)

Nessebar - Shops (+2 more)

Nessebar - Restaurant (+3 more)

Nessebar - Church of St Sophia (+1 more)

Nessebar - Shops (+2 more)

Nessebar - Church of St John the Baptist (+1 more)

Emerald Princess - Waiters singing a song for Elenore (+4 more)

Emerald Princess - Croquet (+4 more)

Emerald Princess - Moonlight on the Black Sea (+1 more)

Istanbul - German fountain

Istanbul - Hippodrome

Istanbul - Hagia Sofia (+1 more)

Istanbul - Hagia Sofia - Christ as Pantocrator mosaic (+3 more)

Istanbul - Turkish coffee (+1 more)

Istanbul - Hagia Sofia - Column (+4 more)

Istanbul - Hagia Sofia - Chandelier (+2 more)

Istanbul - Hagia Sofia (+2 more)

Istanbul - Hagia Sofia - Christ Enthroned mosaic (+2 more)

Istanbul - Hagia Sofia - Sundial for prayer times (+1 more)

Istanbul - Mehmet

Istanbul - Blue Mosque (+1 more)

Istanbul - Basilica Cistern - Columns (+6 more)

Istanbul - Basilica Cistern - Medusa (+1 more)

Istanbul - Topkapi - Ahmet II fountain (+1 more)

Istanbul - Hagia Sofia

Istanbul - Topkapi - Inner walls (+4 more)

Istanbul - Topkapi - Library (+5 more)

Istanbul - Topkapi - Revan Pavilion (+1 more)

Istanbul - Topkapi - Revan pavilion (+6 more)

Istanbul - Topkapi - Baghdat Pavilion (+4 more)

Istanbul - Topkapi (+4 more)

Istanbul - Topkapi - Harem (+9 more)

Istanbul - Topkapi - Harem (+10 more)

Istanbul - Topkapi - Harem (+5 more)

Istanbul - Topkapi (+1 more)

Istanbul - Desserts (+4 more)

Istanbul - Blue Mosque (+2 more)

Istanbul - Blue Mosque (+5 more)

Istanbul - Blue Mosque (+4 more)

Istanbul - Grand Bazaar - Entrance (+4 more)

Istanbul - Grand Bazaar (+6 more)

Istanbul - Busy market (+6 more)

Istanbul - Spices and sweets (+2 more)

Istanbul - Ryan, Gene and Kathy (+4 more)

Istanbul - Fish boat grilling on the dock (+5 more)

Istanbul - Yeni Mosque (+6 more)

Emerald Princess - Relaxing in Ryan's suite (+2 more)

Istanbul - Breakfast at Mum's cafe (+1 more)

Istanbul - Karakoy - Chad and Bill helping Elenore (+3 more)

Istanbul - Karakoy (+5 more)

Istanbul - Istiklal street (+5 more)

Istanbul - Istiklal street - Protest (+1 more)

Istanbul - Istiklal street - Corn and chestnut vendor (+1 more)

Istanbul - Istiklal street - Old style trolly

Istanbul - Taksim square (+1 more)

Istanbul - Taksim square - Chinatown (+1 more)

Istanbul - Bosporus ferry (+1 more)

Istanbul - Bosporus ferry (+7 more)

Istanbul - Bosporus ferry

Istanbul - Hippodrome - Oblisk (+2 more)

Istanbul - Lunch in Kadikoy (+1 more)

Emerald Princess - View of the city (+4 more)

Emerald Princess - Kids play area (+1 more)

Emerald Princess - Fruit sculpting (+4 more)

Mykonos - Delos ferry - Windmills (+3 more)

Mykonos - Delos - Houses built without mortar

Mykonos - Delos (+4 more)

Mykonos - Delos - Mansion of Dionysus (+4 more)

Mykonos - Delos (+1 more)

Mykonos - Delos - Cistern

Mykonos - Delos - Theater (+2 more)

Mykonos - Delos (+3 more)

Mykonos - Delos - Temple to Apollo (+5 more)

Mykonos - Delos - Terrace of the Lions (+1 more)

Mykonos - Delos - Phallus statue at Stoivadeion temple to Dionysos

Mykonos - Emerald princess from ferry (+3 more)

Mykonos (+2 more)

Mykonos - Dock at old town

Mykonos - Town pelican

Mykonos - Two cleaning vans met in the very narrow street (+2 more)

Mykonos - Windmills (+4 more)

Mykonos - Town from the windmills (+8 more)

Mykonos - Harbor and Emerald princess from hill above town (+5 more)

Mykonos - Beach in town

Mykonos - Backgammon players (+4 more)

Emerald Princess - Waiters making napkin animals (+2 more)

Emerald Princess - Ice sculpting (+3 more)

Emerald Princess - Baggo competition

Emerald Princess - Chad and Elenore in the kids area (+3 more)

Emerald Princess - Fish course at Sabatini's (+3 more)

Emerald Princess - Gene and Kathy's room (+1 more)

Emerald Princess - View of Valletta (+3 more)

Valletta - Triton fountain (+1 more)

Valletta (+2 more)

Valletta - New house of representatives (+2 more)

Valletta - Opera house. Bombed during WWII and left as monument (+2 more)

Valletta - Republic street (+2 more)

Valletta - St John's Co-Cathedral (+6 more)

Valletta - St John's Co-Cathedral (+1 more)

Valletta - Bill playing with Elenore in the fountain (+3 more)

Valletta - Changing of the guard at the palace (+7 more)

Valletta - Manoel Theatre (+3 more)

Valletta - Fort Manoel from across Marsamxett harbour (+3 more)

Valletta - Walking toward Fort St Elmo (+5 more)

Valletta - Lunch at Angelica (+1 more)

Valletta - Upper Barrakka gardens - Saluting battery (+5 more)

Valletta - Upper Barrakka gardens - Ryan and Elenore (+2 more)

Valletta - Upper Barrakka gardens - Elevator (+4 more)

Valletta - Emerald Princess docked (+1 more)

Valletta - Ferry to Vittoriosa (+5 more)

Vittoriosa (+4 more)

Vittoriosa - Bay east of town (+1 more)

Vittoriosa - Narrow staircase (+2 more)

Vittoriosa - Senglea Basilica (+2 more)

Vittoriosa - Russian geographical society submersible

Valletta - Elevator to Upper Barrakka gardens (+3 more)

Taormina - Switchbacks to get up to the old town (+2 more)

Taormina - Mt Etna is smoking a bit today

Taormina - Old town walls (+1 more)

Taormina - Fortress Duomo. The main cathedral, built in 1400 (+4 more)

Taormina - Moorish ceramic heads (+3 more)

Taormina - Plaza in front of San Giuseepe (+5 more)

Taormina - Greek Theater - Pigeons nesting (+1 more)

Taormina - Greek Theater - Still in use with modern seats (+4 more)

Taormina - Greek Theater - Theater was built with a view of Mt Etna even though they traditionally faced east (+2 more)

Taormina - Ceramic store (+2 more)

Taormina - Bay (+3 more)

Mt Etna - Basalt stone wall (+2 more)

Mt Etna - Vegetation growing on the lava (+5 more)

Mt Etna - Old lava flow covered in grasses but no trees (+1 more)

Taormina - Ryan and Elenore at lunch (+3 more)

Mt Etna - Silvestri crater - Tourist center (+2 more)

Mt Etna - Silvestri crater - Lava flow (+2 more)

Mt Etna - Silvestri crater - Bill and Gene at the crater (+1 more)

Mt Etna - Silvestri crater - Another smaller crater (+3 more)

Mt Etna - Silvestri crater - Chad at the crater bottom (+2 more)

Mt Etna - Silvestri crater - Strange sundial (+1 more)

Messina - Duomo (+4 more)

Emerald Princess - Chad and Bill on formal night (+7 more)

Emerald Princess - Mt Stromboli

Naples - The Allure of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world, was docked next to us. (+2 more)

Naples - Vesuvius (+4 more)

Sorrento - Nets to catch olives during the harvest

Sorrento - Switchback up from the dock into down (+5 more)

Sorrento - Lemon grove (+2 more)

Sorrento - Interesting stairs (+2 more)

Sorrento - Steep hills

Sorrento - Plaza Tasso (+1 more)

Sorrento - Market (+1 more)

Sorrento - Cathedral bell tower (+1 more)

Sorrento - Cathedral - Wood inlay (+4 more)

Sorrento - View of bay from cliffs (+6 more)

Sorrento - Lunch (+1 more)

Amalfi Coast (+5 more)

Amalfi Coast - Positano (+5 more)

Pompeii (+2 more)

Pompeii - Galdiator barrack and practice yard (+1 more)

Pompeii - Theater (+4 more)

Pompeii - Stepping stone crosswalk (+4 more)

Pompeii - Walls of sandstones, basalt and motar (+3 more)

Pompeii - Second stories were typically for the servents (+1 more)

Pompeii - Columns around the forum (+1 more)

Pompeii - Renovated wooden doorway (+6 more)

Pompeii - Frescos in a brothel (+3 more)

Pompeii (+2 more)

Pompeii - Forum (+5 more)

Pompeii - Forum (+3 more)

Pompeii - Nook for a lantern (+2 more)

Pompeii - Surviving frescoes (+1 more)

Pompeii - House of the faun - Grand entrance (+2 more)

Pompeii - House of the faun - Faun statue (+6 more)

Pompeii - Wide steet with sidewalks and crosswalks (+6 more)

Pompeii - Plaster of a buried child (+6 more)

Rome - Vatican Museum - Laocoon and sons (+2 more)

Rome - Vatican Museum - Courtyard (+1 more)

Rome - Vatican Museum - Map hallway (+2 more)

Rome - Vatican Museum - Painting hallway (+2 more)

Rome - Vatican Museum - School of Athens (+2 more)

Rome - Vatican Museum - Madonna by Lucio Fontana (+2 more)

Rome - Sistine Chapel - Resurrection (+1 more)

Rome - Sistine Chapel

Rome - St Peter's Basilica - Pieta by Michelangelo

Rome - St Peter's Basilica - Dome of the Gregorian chapel (+1 more)

Rome - St Peter's Basilica - Front (+2 more)

Rome - St Peter's Basilica - Throne of St Peter (front altar) (+1 more)

Rome - St Peter's Basilica - Statue of St Veronica (+3 more)

Rome - St Peter's Basilica - Front cross (+3 more)

Rome - St Peter's Piazza (+1 more)

Rome - St Peter's Piazza (+1 more)

Rome - St Peter's Piazza (+1 more)

Rome - St Angelo castle (+1 more)

Rome - Piazza Navona - Fiumi Fountain (+4 more)

Rome - Piazza Navona - Neptune fountain (+2 more)

Rome - Piazza Navona (+4 more)

Rome - Piazza Navona - Fountain del Moro (+1 more)

Rome - Pantheon (+2 more)

Rome - Pantheon fountain (+1 more)

Rome - Pantheon

Rome - Montecitroi Palace, chamber of deputies (+4 more)

Rome - Marcus Aurelius column (+2 more)

Rome - Shopping gallery (+2 more)

Rome - Trevi fountain under renovation (+1 more)

Rome - Piazza Mignanelli

Rome - Spanish steps

Rome - Collosseum (+4 more)

Rome - Collosseum (+2 more)

Rome - Collosseum

Rome - Arc of Constantine (+3 more)

Rome - Forum (+3 more)

Rome - Altar of the Fatherland (+6 more)

Rome - Gelato stop (+1 more)

Rome - Borghese Gallery

Rome - Villa Borghese - Large cache in a wall (+4 more)

Rome - Borghese - Dresses (+3 more)

Rome - Borghese - The Deposition by Raphael (+4 more)

Rome - Borghese - David by Bernini

Rome - Borghese - Paolina Borghese as Venus by Antonio Canova (+2 more)

Rome - Borghese - Rape of Persephone by Bernini (+2 more)

Rome - Borghese - Apollo and Daphne by Bernini (+2 more)

Rome - Hotel room with tiny beds

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