Casa Deo Bepi Sua in Burano, Venice, Italy

When we visited Burano for the first time, we were truly taken by the colourful surroundings, as if straight from a fairy tale.

Colourful buildings in Burano, Venice, ItalyColourful buildings in Burano, Venice, Italy

San Michele cemetery in Venice, Italy. Part three

Then we decided to look for the graves of some famous people buried in San Michele cemetery..

San Michele cemetery - Orthodox part entrance, Venice, ItalySan Michele cemetery - Orthodox part entrance, Venice, Italy

San Michele cemetery in Venice, Italy. Part Two

San Michele cemetery - decorated tomb, Venice, ItalySan Michele cemetery - decorated tomb, Venice, Italy

From the courtyard you can move on in many different directions. We chose the nearest gate and there we saw a small, contemporary part of the cemetery with ordinary graves - nothing really special. We have read somewhere that San Michele is supposed to be the resting place for the Venetians only for 10 years. After that time the ashes are moved to some other cemeteries. You know - the space, or rather lack of it. But the truth is that we found quite a lot of contemporary graves that were more than ten years old.

San Michele cemetery in Venice, Italy. Part One

When you stroll along Fondamenta Nuove you can see San Michele cemetery - an island so different from the rest of the Venetian islands.

San Michele cemetery, Venice, ItalySan Michele cemetery, Venice, Italy

It's not very lively here, you know;-))

Venice - constantly renovated. Part Two.

Talking about renovation...

Palazzo Ducale (The Doge's Palace) - scaffolding, Venice, ItalyPalazzo Ducale (The Doge's Palace) - scaffolding, Venice, Italy

Venice - constantly renovated. Part One.

What you have to be prepared for, when going to Venice, Italy, is that the very building you have craved to see for such a long time, might be currently undergoing renovation.

Palazzo at Canale Grande renovated, Venice, ItalyPalazzo at Canale Grande renovated, Venice, Italy

The Castle in Baranów Sandomierski, Poland

A visit to the castle is an ideal one-day trip (unless you live far, far away, that is;-) Well, what I mean is that one can enjoy the place fully in one day only. Nevertheless, it really is worth seeing. The sixteenth-century castle, its most famous owners having been the Leszczynski family, is a real jewel.
Baranów Sandomierski castle view

The castle has an inner courtyard with an exceptional staircase roofed with what resembles an ancient Japanese helmet or something.

Bacio! Bacio! A very special rock near Capri, Italy

When we came to Capri, we were offered a special ride in a boat around Capri (the so-called giro isola). It was very exciting, as the views that passed by with the light speed were breathtaking, and because the roar of the motor made you almost deaf;-) I remember some of the views, some strangely cut rocks, some grand houses on the cliffs, a lighthouse and the such,

Capri - lighthouse

The Liceum building in Eger, Hungary

The Liceum was something we first read about in a guidebook. It said there that it had been supposed to become the seat of a university, but the Austrians didn't agree. However, the building was there, so it served (and still does) many different purposes. It also said there is a library, an astrological museum, and that on the ninth floor you can find what's called camera obscura. Fine with that. Then, with all that knowledge thoroughly packed in our minds, off we went to see it.

What we saw amazed us beyond belief. The first sentence we uttered was, "Where is this ninth floor supposed to be anyway??" Now for some explanation: the building itself looks like a four - maybe five - storey one. Something must have been wrong. We decided we had to check on that quickly. As we approached the Liceum we noticed some information board saying that we can find camera obscura on the ninth floor. Huh? How about that?

The Liceum building in Eger, Hungary

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