Exploring the Colosseum and its Underground in Rome



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Exploring the Colosseum and its Underground in Rome

An image of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Photography by Frame To Frame - Bob and Jean.

Of all the ancient ruins in Rome, Italy, for me it was The Colosseum that I most looked forward to seeing and exploring.  We did not make straight for The Colosseum on our first full day in the city, but instead preferred to set the stage by checking out The Roman Forum just east of there which gave us a sneak peak of the iconic stadium from one vantage point. Read more

Reflections on our Travels to Rome



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Reflections on our Travels to Rome

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In August 2015, Bob and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary so we wanted to further mark the occasion with a memorable trip.  Never having visited Italy, we figured that a jaunt to the city of Rome would be a good place to start our 3-week vacation.  After all, it is considered amongst the top ten romantic cities in the world. Read more

Our visit to Pinnacle Rock in Mpumalanga, South Africa



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Our visit to Pinnacle Rock in Mpumalanga, South Africa

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On our first full day in Sabie, South Africa, a drive north of the town to investigate Blyde River Canyon had us putting three landmarks on our list of things to see.  The first one up was The Pinnacle Rock.  This massive freestanding rock towers over the deep ravine carved by the Ngwaritsane River. Read more

Dunluce Castle a renowned ruins in Northern Ireland



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Dunluce Castle A Renowned Ruins In Northern Ireland

An image of Dunluce Castle in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Photography by Frame To Frame - bob and jean

After waking up to a damp and foggy morning, Bob and I postponed our plans to drive directly to the Giant’s Causeway, in Northern Ireland.  We thought a tour of the Bushmills Distillery would provide a great distraction while we waited for the skies to clear and that it would brace us for the day ahead, but frequent stops to take in the daunting sights along the Causeway Coast caused a substantial delay.  On one headland of that inspirational coastline, we discovered the dramatic ruins of Dunluce Castle. Read more

Our walk on the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland



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Our walk on the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland

An image of Bob standing on the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. Photography by Frame To Frame - Bob and Jean.

Bob and I arrived in Northern Ireland a day earlier under rainy skies that persisted into the following morning and dampened our hopes for a clear day to visit the Giant’s Causeway.  In light of the inclement weather, we chose to tour the Bushmill’s Distillery en route as a means of killing a couple of hours, and lo and behold, by the time we drove a little further east to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the rain had stopped. Read more

Our Visit to the Pyramids of San Felipe de los Alzati



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Our Visit to the Pyramids of San Felipe de los Alzati

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Two butterfly reserves down and one to go, so Bob and I decided to give it a break and check out the local pyramids.  We were becoming quite familiar with Highway 15 being the main road in and out of Zitacuaro, and again we were headed northwest, this time in the direction of Tuxpan.  Our goal was the Pyramids of San Felipe de los Alzati just outside a small village of the same name.  Long before we uncovered the secret trail to the pyramids, we saw them looming on a distant hill. Read more

Dun Aonghasa, the famous stone fort on Inishmore Island



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Dun Aonghasa, the famous stone fort on Inishmore Island

An image of the stone walls of Dun Aonghasa Fort on Inishmore Island, in Ireland. Photography by Frame To Frame - Bob and Jean.

Dun Aonghasa Fort was our first destination of the day when we awoke on Inishmore Island, one of the islands in the chain known as the Aran Islands in County Galway, Ireland.  This prehistoric fort is the most famous of those found on the Aran Islands, and it is perched at the brink of a 100-metre (328 ft) precipice buffeted by the north Atlantic Ocean.  Its location is spectacular. Read more

Exploring The Cliff Dwellings At Mesa Verde National Park



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Exploring The Cliff Dwellings At Mesa Verde National Park

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It was becoming a habit, it seemed, for Bob and me to wake up between 6-6:30 a.m., and the day following our hike on the Bright Angel Trail was no different.  Because our leg muscles were way too spent for any other activity, our intentions were to drive across Arizona into Colorado to Mesa Verde National Park.  Once there, we were absolutely in awe of the excellent examples of preserved and protected cliff dwellings once used by Pueblo people. Read more

Our Visit To Cong Abbey Ruins In Ireland



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Our Visit To Cong Abbey Ruins In Ireland

An image of the gravestones and walls at the Royal Abbey of Cong in Cong, County Mayo, Ireland. Photography by Frame To Frame - Bob and Jean

It was a glorious sunny afternoon when Bob and I set off to discover Cong Abbey Ruins, which lies close to the main street of Cong in County Mayo.  The impressive ruins of the Augustinian Abbey stood proud against a bright blue sky while Bob and I immersed ourselves in the intriguing past of this important historic site. Read more

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