Wonders of Lucca and Pisa Italy - Mediterranean Cruise 2013 - Page 3

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After we concluded our tour of Pisa, we returned to the ship for our departure to our next port visit.

The theatre show that evening concluded with a "meet the crew" presentation on stage. The captain and officer staff, the engineering staff, housekeeping and dining staffs.

Later that evening in Ruffles Dining Room (the buffet dining room) The Chocolate Buffet. All you can eat chocolate? All you can do is try to enjoy all you can without walking out of there sick. It was a lot of fun and we did sample several very good items.


The camera equipment used on this trip was the Canon 40D dSLR and Canon G12. Lenses consisted of a Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, and for long distance shots, Canon 100-400mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM telephoto.
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The Cathderal of Pisa.

The tower standing beyond the walls of the cathedral.

The Cathderal of Pisa. The Baptistry.
The domed roof of the Baptistry

The Campo Santo, also known as "monumental cemetery" or camposanto vecchio ("old cemetery"), lies at the northern edge of the Square. It is a walled cemetery. Said to have been built around a shipload of sacred soil from Golgotha, brought back to Pisa from the 4th Crusade by Ubaldo de' Lanfranchi, archbishop of Pisa in the 12th century, hence the name "Campo Santo" (Holy Field), then "Camposanto".

The front face of the cathedral.

The front face of the cathedral.
Front doors of the cathedral. Madonna and Child along with rows of other images which may represent saints or or historic church figures and scenes over the door. As with many Renaissance era cathedrals, the outsides are usually adorned with elaborate statues and other art work. The dome of the Monumental Cemetery.

The top of the Leaning Tower. We did not have time during our tour to go inside the tower. A long wait time was involved.

Showing the extent of the lean when viewed against the straight wall lines of the cathedral. View of the Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square) Another view showing the extent of the lean. The Cathderal of Pisa. Another view showing the extent of the lean.
Another view showing the extent of the lean. View of the Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square) from the Baptistry side. The tower leans behind the cathedral. New city walls, erected in 1156 by Consul Cocco Griffi. We have not figured out what this "dial" on the wall is. Wind direction indicator? That's only a guess.
The Tuscany countryside on our way back to the ship viewed from the tour bus. Every evening a show of some sort is held on the ship. This one was a special presentation of "Meet The Crew". Every evening a show of some sort is held on the ship. This one was a special presentation of "Meet The Crew". Every evening a show of some sort is held on the ship. This one was a special presentation of "Meet The Crew".

Every evening a show of some sort is held on the ship. This one was a special presentation of "Meet The Crew".

Another towell animal we are not sure of. The face looks like Snoopy the beagle but what is it really?

That night a Chocolate Extravaganza is held in the Ruffles Dining Room. Here are a couple of ice sculptures.

That night a Chocolate Extravaganza is held in the Ruffles Dining Room. Here are a couple of ice sculptures.
Our next stop will be Tulon France and our visit to Marseille.

Everything chocolate. So many good things to sample but only so much room in the stomach.

Everything chocolate. So many good things to sample but only so much room in the stomach.

"Welcome to Chocolate Buffet... Norwegian Spirit"  

All Photos by Dan Dooley or Sandra Dooley

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