In the interim I have also just returned from a fortnight talking on a Zegrahm Expeditions cruise down the Adriatic Coast from Dubrovnik to Malta; on the way tracking the presence of the Venetians in the sea. St Marks's lion is everywhere on the castle walls and doorways of Adriatic towns.
Here are a few random images:
|A religious procession in Valletta|
|A particularly bad tempered Venetian lion on the walls of the town of the island of Hvar, Croatia|
|Everyone needs a diving helmet from the Split flea market|
|A small wizard conjures eerie sounds from a three hundred year old brass flute on the ramparts of a castle; behind, the bare hills of Albania - shivers down the spine.|
|The roof of the Emperor Diocletian's mausoleum in his palace in Split|