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Amazing Sardinia: Porto Cervo, Costa Smeralda’s heart

With a status of a village benefiting from a worldwide fame as a luxury holiday destination, Porto Cervo is considered the heart of the Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda. 472 more words


Sevilla - the Real Alcázar (or the water gardens of Dorne)

Apr 9 – Another beautiful, sunny day. We walked half an hour across town to experience the Real Alcázar, a Moorish palace built during the period when the Muslims ruled Spain in the early 12th century. 66 more words


Ravello, a Town of Beauty, History and Culture

Our destination was Ravello, high in the hills above the Amalfi Coast of Italy. For us to reach Ravello MV Aegean Odyssey docked in the harbour at Salerno 7.30 am , Friday 14th October 2016. 800 more words

Doors across Morocco

Morocco is a photographer’s dream.  There is so much to capture, especially the architecture that reflects Morocco’s rich cultural and historical heritage.  The French, Moorish and Islamic influences are very evident in doors across the country, whether they are heavily embellished horseshoe arches or simple wooden doors with peeling, decades-old paintwork and simplistic latches. 63 more words


The Alcázar of Seville, Spain

The Alcázar of Seville is a royal palace in Seville, Spain, originally developed by Moorish Muslim kings. The palace is renowned as one of the most beautiful in Spain, being regarded as one of the most outstanding examples of mudéjar architecture found on the Iberian Peninsula.  60 more words


Resurrecting Alhambra in Spain

It’s one of the most visited monuments in Europe – and with the crowds here today, I believe it. But nothing can detract from this incredible place. 464 more words

Barcelona, Day 2(a): Cathedral

What an excellent cathedral. Every cathedral should have cloisters with palm trees and a fishpond and geese. The first time we tried to look inside, it was Sunday morning, so of course the view was limited; this was Monday, however, and the only limitation was the need to get to Parc Güell for the time on our tickets.