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I wanted to make just one post, but I guess I just can't spring in Ljubljana with spring in Italy. And San Marino for that matter. LOL Well, the main story will more or less remain untold. Iggy, Berti, Ricky and me stormed a two days trip to Mirabilandia amusement park close to Ravenna, Italy. We had a blast of a time, and we also managed to do some "normal" tourist stuff this time. I finally put a new country on my "visited" map. Well, it's a tiny little country, but still. It's San Marino. Hmmm what to say. I have to say it left me pretty unimpressed. The city, especially the old part, looks like a museum. Soul-less display. So, two hours and a few pictures later we were back in Italy. In a country full of soul. And life. And good food. :)

Some images are here, the rest is a set on flickr.

The Wind
Stern.





Earlier than 6am
Still in Lido di Classe, Italy. People in the room were snoring, so I went out on the balcony. It wasn't even 6am. I got a little reward.

Lush
Lush Italian countryside.

Welcome to the ancient land of freedom
Welcome to the ancient land of freedom, San Marino.

Layers of Italy
Layers of Italy, from San Marino.

The Gang
The Gang.

The streets of RSM
The Streets of RSM.

Veduta
No comment.

To the left, to the left...
To the left, to the left...

We don't like high rocks
We don't like high, edgy rocks.

Goodbye, San Marino
Goodbye, San Marino. You didn't impress me all that much.





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( 22 comments — Leave a comment )
dhruv_dhody
May. 3rd, 2012 01:46 pm (UTC)
A AWESOME!
paterson_si
May. 3rd, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
But not so thrilling. :)
dan4behr
May. 3rd, 2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
I'll take your word and steer clear.

Did you wave at Croatia across the sea? (Assuming that would be the general direction you'd be looking from the seaside photo....)
paterson_si
May. 3rd, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
Well, my mind was focused on dinner, mostly. :)
dendren
May. 3rd, 2012 03:02 pm (UTC)
San Marino does kind of look a bit Disneyland-ish in these pics.

I love love love the pic of you two cowering on the rocks :)
paterson_si
May. 3rd, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
I think that everybody in San Marino would simply adore comparison with Disneyland. :)

Well, we didn't enjoy that rock, let me tell you. LOL
aadroma
May. 3rd, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
Did you get your passport stamped in RSM? ^_^ I admit, I'd like to visit -- not that it'd take me all that long to do so, considering 9_9
paterson_si
May. 3rd, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
But it really isn't all that interesting. :)
tilia_tomentosa
May. 4th, 2012 12:10 am (UTC)
Oh, that beautiful sunset! :)

Spring is definitely more advanced there than here. That glass has an almost summer look to it already.

And now I miss Iggy. :(
paterson_si
May. 4th, 2012 11:52 am (UTC)
Glass or grass? And it's some kind of grain. :)
tilia_tomentosa
May. 4th, 2012 01:09 pm (UTC)
LOL grass. Another proof that I don't have to type in foreign languages at such an ungodly hour. :)
paterson_si
May. 5th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
Definitely. :)
tilia_tomentosa
May. 4th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
Well, cereals are essentially grass. But I need a close-up photo to determine what that plant is. Could be barley, but I can't really tell from such a distance.
paterson_si
May. 5th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
And the pic was taken from the car, so it's all blurry.
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paterson_si
May. 5th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
Models on the loose? :)
coffeeguy777
May. 4th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
Italy again? Something must be done about that!!,.. ..bring me next time -)

Looks like I will have to post some pics of my "Venice"...:-)

Edited at 2012-05-05 02:00 pm (UTC)
paterson_si
May. 5th, 2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
Italy is THE country for me. :)

Yes, please do post some pics.
london1952
May. 4th, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
Great Photos ! ;-)
paterson_si
May. 5th, 2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
london1967
May. 22nd, 2012 11:38 am (UTC)
Lovely photos!
I've never been to San Marino, maybe next year when we're planning to tour Le Marche.

And Happy Birthday by the way!

Big hugs,
Franco
paterson_si
May. 27th, 2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
Yes, time to go there. :)
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