Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Genoa: Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

I've been to Europe twice and both times I went in autumn. The reasons why I chose autumn: first, it is easier to get time off work after summer; second, it's more affordable; third, the crowd has thinned out and last but not the least, the weather is more pleasant.

So pleasant was the weather that doing the HOHO bus tour is so enjoyable. This time around the fact that right infront of the Maritime Station there is a stop for the HOHO bus saved us a lot of time. To be very honest, I had made cursory search online for things to do. I was more intent on sightseeing and if there's a church I can go to, I'd love that very much. Otherwise, I was content on ogling the architecture.

As the bus woved through the city, we passed by piazzas (stopped on the main one, separate post) and parks. We skirted by the waterfront where we spotted the highly touted Aquarium, which did not tempt us one bit. No offense but having an annual pass at Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the best aquariums in the world we were not keen on seeing any aquariums on this trip.

The architecture as expected is simply incredible. I know now I should have studied architecture in school, even as a minor. I graduated with a Psychology degree, and don't use it professional. Well.....

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Fountain in front of the Maritime Station.

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Directions

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There are signs of hotel names and their ratings.

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On the edge of Piazza della Vittoria is an ancient Roman triumphal arch.

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Across the street from the arch.

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Greenery in the city.

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Piazza Caricamento

And some samples of architecture candy for me.

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Brignole

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Is this the Genoa office for 20th Century Fox?

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Photographing McDonald's all over the world has been my thing on this trip.

Blue skies and a sunny day but ild temperature. Towards the end of the day, the temperature had dipped to "chilly" level.

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19 comments:

  1. Dearest Photo Cach; Oh, what WONDERFUL trip to Genoa in Italy♡♡♡ Dream place to visit, isn't there♪ Happy for your enjoyable visit and great weather, Dear friend.
    So sorry for my recent absence. It's cold here but I enjoyed the snow fall p:-)

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  2. I too am a great admirer of architecture, the older the better. But I don't think I'd be able to study it. Looks too complicated to me. :p

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  3. I agree with you about fall trips to Europe. It's also much cooler compared to summers. I've never been to Genoa, and I hope I will visit this place too.

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  4. Hello, pretty photos from your trip! Genoa is a lobely city. Happy skywatching, enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Beautiful captures of a beautiful place and you are so right about Fall being the best time to travel!! I lived in Europe for three years and I did love the Autumn months!! Thanks for sharing the fun and the beauty!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

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  6. Wow! What an adventure and magnificent photo shots as well ~ thanks,

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  7. It amazes me that McDonalds has been able to spread so far and wide!

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  8. I absolutely love the architecture of this place. Really interesting to walk around and take some snapshots!

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  9. Wonderful images of Genova, so well detailed.
    Happy weekend!

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  10. Hi! Nice captures. I feel weight of the history. Getting on a Hoho bus looks very fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Hi! Nice captures. I feel weight of the history. Getting on a Hoho bus looks very fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Wow! Great photos! Love always travel vicariously with you!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Have a Happy New Year too!

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  13. Fantastic shots from your tour. Thanks for taking me with you vicariously through these shots.

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  14. Stunning photography -- beautiful buildings. Interesting to know why you choose Fall for travel.

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