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Old 29th May 2009, 06:55 PM
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One more update from what is probably one of the most fascinating cities in the world: Venice...


First and foremost, Venice is a working port, which has continued its trade for hundreds of years going back to the 12th century and even earlier.


Paula and me on one of the hundreds of little bridges that criss-cross the old city. There are no cars in Venice...


Many (hundreds) shops survive only from the sale of souvenirs such as this one.


An original glass blower (son of father and grandfather dynasty) plying his trade. We watched him make amazing things.
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Old 29th May 2009, 07:06 PM
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The jewel in the crown has to be San Marco, a church that cannot be described except with the word unbelievable!



And then, there is San Marco's Square, breathtaking....


I was told I had to try Cafe Florian, quite old, since it's been ongoing since 1720 !!! VERY expensive: 2 coffees=$35



And look at the interior, preserved for a few centuries!
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Old 29th May 2009, 07:16 PM
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And now, the arrival at Maranello, home of Ferrari, where Enzo, rest his soul, moved his factory from Modena during the war, to avoid allied bombings and to be away from the prying eyes.


Arrival in town, a very modest city, built around Ferrari and living of the company.


A sign for the Galleria Ferrari, a living and changing tribute to Enzo Ferrari.


Yours truly photographed inside Cavallini (the official Ferrari ristorante) with plenty of expensive and rare memorabilia.
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absolutely awesome Michel!! keep'em comin
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Old 30th May 2009, 11:14 PM
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absolutely awesome Michel!! keep'em comin

Thanks Brent, I was worried no one cared and I was simply wasting people's time and TK space...
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I was worried no one cared and I was simply wasting people's time and TK space...
Not at all. Keep 'em coming
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Old 30th May 2009, 11:35 PM
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Thanks Brent, I was worried no one cared and I was simply wasting people's time and TK space...
Not at all; I simply believed these to be pictures of down-town Prestons.
We are delighted to see the pictures.
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Old 31st May 2009, 04:32 AM
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Hi Michel, you have, quite simply, fulfilled my hopes and wishes in spending the time to post your pics on topklasse. As Ossie said, shots like these are just that much more informative and live than the postcard variety. That's why I had so much pleasure in chronicling my trips with my camera and then having the pride and pleasure to share some of them with our members after I had been overseas.

Like that shot of you and your new 'girlfriend' Paula - one of these days you must tell us how you came to meet her in such quick time - no doubt about you - all charm and suavity !

Seriously though, the pics are just fascinating. Of course, you haven't told us that Venice does, in fact, boast its share of cars and traffic, but that's in the industrialized part of the city. By the look of things also, the tourist season is in full swing - it'd be like that all over Europe. Thanks again. Regards from rainy and cold Sydney and Styria.
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The jewel in the crown has to be San Marco, a church that cannot be described except with the word unbelievable!



And then, there is San Marco's Square, breathtaking....


I was told I had to try Cafe Florian, quite old, since it's been ongoing since 1720 !!! VERY expensive: 2 coffees=$35



And look at the interior, preserved for a few centuries!
.....just absolutly marvellous, and so full of tradition and heritage. As you say quite correctly - just about unbelieveable. Regards Styria
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Not at all; I simply believed these to be pictures of down-town Prestons.
LOL. Next time I'm over that way I must turn off the M7 to have a better look round.

Keep the pics coming Michel
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Although, like many having been to Venice, I have some more permanent reminders. I have been collecting ancient and mediaeval coins for over 40 years, and have a few silver ones from Venice, mainly from the 14th and 16th centuries.
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Thanks to Michel for the pictures - I was never brave enough to drive in Italy so my hat off to you

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Budapest is a most beautiful city Bill - I hope you have the chance to stay a while and enjoy it. If I could live anywhere of my own choosing, Budapest would be high on the ladder. Dine at Cafe Calais beside the Opera house, eat icecreams down on the river bank in the evening, go to outrageously excellent concerts in the little churches, visit the large food market and try the underground rail for a sight of grand little stations - shop on Andrassy Ut and do try the medicinal baths for a little time out. I hope your wife stay well.
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Thanks for the Budapest tips BB and also for asking how my wife is - she is now approaching 6 years post diagnosis and has been very well (not so good the last month however) although still on 3 weekly chemo. This trip has risen to the top of her "Bucket List" so it would require more than a minor set-back to stop her.

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Thanks to Michel for the pictures - I was never brave enough to drive in Italy so my hat off to you

Thanks for the Budapest tips BB and also for asking how my wife is - she is now approaching 6 years post diagnosis and has been very well (not so good the last month however) although still on 3 weekly chemo. This trip has risen to the top of her "Bucket List" so it would require more than a minor set-back to stop her.

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Glad Mrs WGB is doing Ok... I truly hope you enjoy Italy (especially the North that is so beautiful).
Italy is an easy place to drive, I also drove in Lebanon... Now THAT is an experience that I relish everytime (I did originally learn there....)

I will continue this thread as soon as I get a few hours free. (I need to sort the 3600 odd pictures I have... )
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Old 19th June 2009, 06:23 PM
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Well, here we go again......

This is the entry to the Ferrari factory, nothing flash


First car we see after a few metres walk


Then these two passing one another


A few more in the car park


Even the streets are named after Ferrari F1 winners
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Old 19th June 2009, 06:27 PM
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This is where the engine components are manufactured
Check out the 'green' (as in trees) environment


Cylinder heads awaiting testing


Check out the cleanliness of the place
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