A Bird’s Eye View from the Swallow’s Nest

A Bird’s Eye View from the Swallow’s Nest

The Swallow’s Nest is one of the most visited and photographed sites on the Crimean Peninsula. Located in the extreme southern part of Ukraine and jutting out into the Black Sea, the castle is featured in the film version of Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians.  Many tourists visit the Swallow’s Nest from Yalta, a frequent port of call during Black Sea cruises.  Continue reading “A Bird’s Eye View from the Swallow’s Nest”

The Shanghai Museum

The Shanghai Museum

I’m sure this has happened to everyone at one time or another.  You are visiting a city for only a few days and dear Mother Nature refuses to cooperate.  The skies open up and down comes the rain.  This is what happened during my time in Shanghai.  After my Yuyuan Garden visit was literally a wash out (no pun intended), I referred to my trusty guide-book for some indoor activities. Continue reading “The Shanghai Museum”

Florence Masterpieces

Florence Masterpieces

 

Florence is one of my favorite cities in Italy.  During a recent visit, I finally got to visit the Uffizi Gallery.  The Gallery hosts a magnificent collection of Primitive and Renaissance paintings, including some universally acclaimed masterpieces of all time by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo. Continue reading “Florence Masterpieces”