Just four examples of inventions that work for you:
My youngest sister Sheri and her husband John hosted us for the last three nights before we flew home. Middle sister Bobi and her husband Ken drove us to and fro. It was so good to be with family! Wish I’d taken more photos. And wish I could have visited with my oldest sister Karen and her family who were taking in the hay in Upstate NY.
M.H.S.= Middletown High School, Connecticut, where I graduated in 1962. My sister, Sheri, informed me that Melilli, Sicily is Middletown’s Sister City. And the church in Middletown is based on the design of Church of Saint Sebastian Martyr. So, we had to swing through on the way to Agrigento. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melilli
That’s Dave and Caroline by the rental car as we arrive in Melilli.
BELOW is the church where Apollonia Vitelli was wed to Michael Corleone in the movie The Godfather.
Inside Hagia Sophia
The real whirling dervishes, a sect of Islam. The whirling is meditative and prayerful.
Henry II had some serious damage control to tend to after he allegedly ordered his buddy Beckett’s murder. So he built Dover Castle to distract and impress his constituencies. Of course, he could not predict how useful these fortifications and secret tunnels would become in defending against Adolf and company many centuries later. We enjoyed a very informative tour of the WWII tunnels yesterday. (no photos allowed) For more info see http://www.historyextra.com/visit/dover-war-tunnels