A visit to Italy and Rome is like going back into history. Here we view the Colosseum, an amazing structure from the Roman Empire and the "free entertainment" era during the decline of Rome.
Rocchetta Alta Ruins, Italy
Rocchetta Alta Ruins, near the Isernia Resort, southeast of Rome, Italy. Rochester Alta is situated on a small hill overlooking the Isernia Resort area.
A view of the ruins of Pompeii
Pompeii Ruins showing Mt. Vesuvius
One of many temples to the gods in the ruins of Pompeii, showing Mt. Vesuvius in the background. No, it is not erupting - just some thunderclouds...
Giotto's bell tower
Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (English, "Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower") is the main church of Florence, Italy. Il Duomo di Firenze, as it is ordinarily called. A view of the tower from the street, showing its beautiful, intricate design.
Inside the Giotto's bell tower
This is a super wide angle of the inside of the Giotto's bell tower of Il Duomo di Firenze in Florence, Italy.
Il Duomo di Firenze from Botanical Gardens
It is difficult or impossible to capture a cathedral without surrounding city buildings and other obstructions, including traffic and pedestrians. Here is a long distance view of the dome and the bell tower from the Botanical Gardens.
Covered Botanical Garden Walkway, Florence Italy
A very serene walkway, part of the Botanical Gardens in Florence, Italy.
San Gimignano Towers
The towers of San Gimignano, Italy are amazing structures. In this photograph, you can see some of the main towers from a nearby city street.
Wall Decoration, Gimignano, Italy
San Gimignano, Italy has many beautiful walls decorated in natural beauty, as shown in this photograph.
Relics of Past European Wars
One of many forts around Europe with cannons left over from battles fought long ago. This Danish fort overlooks the ocean between Denmark and Sweden, old rivals of the past.
Orvieto, Italy Monestary
A beautiful monastery near Orvieto, Italy in the late afternoon from the walled city above.
Roman Amphitheater in Fiesole, Italy
Near sunset at Roman Empire ruins in Fiesole, Italy, near Florence.
Castle Ruins on coast of Rhodes, Greece
Exploring Castle Monolithos ruins at sundown in 1997 almost cost me my life! I nearly fell 300 feet from the top of a broken wall. Quite a scare! Quite a view from a nearby hilltop, shown here.
Santorini Sunset Dinner
A beautiful violet sunset while enjoying a wonderful greek dinner on Santorini (1997)
A great view of the harbor on Mykonos, Greece. Great shopping!
Big Ben at Westminster
Big Ben, also known as The Elizabeth Tower, part of the Westminster Palace where the UK Parliament meets.
A beautiful Santorini Sunset from Thira, Santorini.
Middle of the Sky
One of many monasteries in Meteora, Greece on a foggy morning. The contrast between the dark foreground, the fog, and the bright clouds gives a standout vision of an incredible scene.
Oracle Gone Missing
The famous Oracle of Delphi: from this location, he had a large influence on Greece, but alas, the Oracle has gone missing.
Shopping on Mykonos
A Russian Hydrofoil is available from Santorini to Mykonos for an overnight shopping trip.
Juxtaposition of historic and modern, white and blue Greek favorites, and brilliant mediterranean flowers.
Amphitheater at the Acropolis
Climbing up to the Acropolis in Athens at first opening gave this view of the Amphitheater in brilliant pink early sun.