Sunday, June 29, 2008

My first cruise (part 2)

This is still Bonifacio or rather the coast it is situated on...

Some movie scene was shot in this mini fort, but I have forgotten the details...

Apparently, these steps were built in one night only. Yeah. Right. If you believe that, you'll believe anything.

I would feel very uncomfortable living in one of those places, wouldn't you?



Then we were off again, heading for our final destination before returning to Nice. I decided to test my nightshot abilities. Doesn't this look pure kitsch?



The morning didn't look to promising, Elba shrouded in clouds...

But there was hope...

The day's shore leave took us to Portofino, which struck me as very "touristy". So I opted for a little walk up the hill to enjoy the view.





Someone claimed this was Paul Allen's yacht, he of Microsoft fame. Can you see the helicopter sitting at the back?


And then it was all over and we were back in Nice. Another walk along the promenade and this time up the hill to investigate that waterfall...




The waterfall is artificial and from what we could see it mainly functions as a bidet for seagulls.



2 Comments:

At July 06, 2008 4:41 am, Blogger Kay said...

That beats any other conference meeting I've had the dubious pleasure of attending, bar none! Great! Lovely photos. Swanning it in the Med !!! :)

 
At July 06, 2008 4:40 pm, Blogger Sabine said...

Yes, it was quite something. Probably a once in a lifetime event. But it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, because just after our return the company announced that they would like a couple of hundred employees worldwide to leave "voluntarily" to reduce costs...

 

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