Not Overrated in Lisbon? the Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum, though part of the same complex of buildings as the mostly overrated Jerónimos Monastery, is not overrated. Underrated in fact. It’s great, but you should know it’s huge and they approach Portugal’s extensive maritime history from many, many different angles: Age of Exploration, Naval, Commercial, Leisure and on and on ad infinitum. So while… Read More Not Overrated in Lisbon? the Maritime Museum

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Lokrum is Dubrovnik’s low-key Neighbor with 100% more Peacocks

The pull of the Croatian islands is strong. If you look at a map the coastline is glittering with fetching little neighbors. So, when you make your way down to Dubrovnik’s small port, the lure of various islands, with their expensive boat trips will be hard to resist. But may I suggest, as a counterpoint to Dubrovnik’s slick… Read More Lokrum is Dubrovnik’s low-key Neighbor with 100% more Peacocks

Objet d’art 11

We’re returning here at Ruins and Relics to our regularly scheduled Thursday “Objet d’art” post, but I promise, more gushing about Turin tomorrow. So enjoy the following photos (some of which are from Turin, see how I snuck its awesomeness in there again!), with minimal comments from me: