And it was goodbye to Marseille. We didn't get a chance to actually visit the city. Two concerts and on to Italy.
We left early like 8 or 9 am and people were a little cranky. It was still hot (although it was really nice to sleep in air conditioned rooms!) And it looked like a long ride to Genoa.
|Apartment buildings EVERYWHERE|
|views from the bus|
|The Toulon Hippodrome|
|The Mediterranean Coast|
|One of these is Monaco but I don't know which one!|
|Waiting to get our luggage from the bus|
|Steiner and Melody waiting for a room key|
|Kit, Mike, Nancy and Erica in the lobby waiting for their room assignments|
|Jessica was just as mesmerized by the staircase!|
So off to see the city!
|Mary and Gary at the fountain in the square|
|A municipal building on the square|
|Dana in another piazza.|
We saw narrow streets full of people and an incredible church. Getting lost is a wonderful way to find out about a city.
The next day was scheduled for an optional bus trip to Cinque Terra which is part of the Italian Riviera. The kid and I decided to pass on another bus trip and, instead went shopping.
Just be forewarned. Shopping for close in my current size is difficult, if not impossible, in the central part of an Italian city. I was trying to find an upper body undergarment that would allow me to where the white blouse that I had packed. The only other such item that I had matched our choir uniform (black) and I was not about to make a new fashion statement.
|The gate to Old Genoa (the commune)|
So, of course, that is where we went.
|The murder hole|
Sitting outside a tavern at the entrance to the old city. Had to take his picture!
|A Nail shop in old Genoa|
And we found private gardens tucked in the most unusual places.