Most of you know I vacationed in Italy and different parts of the Mediterranean for two weeks and had the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful housing in the world.
Below I have added photos from some of the different places I visited. Their housing is so different from the Houston area. The colorful homes on the Mediteranean islands help fisherman see their wives when they are out fishing for their community. The fourteenth century homes in Venice have water streets (canals) and no one occupies the first floor due to flooding, so housing starts on the second level of the ancient buildings. You know someone lives there if it has a clothes line and flowers in the window boxes. The homes in Malta appear to be stacked on the side of the mountain on top of one another, but from those windows you can see breathtaking views of the water. The homes on the hillsides of Croatia have seen much war and destruction, but represent the steadfast people of the area. From Rome and the Pope’s home at the Vatican, they are all very different from ours.
I love the romantic city walls and castle like features in some of the photos below. In Dubrovnik, Croatia we were able to see the decorations for the celebration of the Feast of St. Peter. The history in that area of the world is overwhelming and intriguing. I hope you enjoy the photos.