Bari was the the
second port of call after Venice in
our cruise package. After plying the Adriatic overnight and the morning, we
arrived in Bari at around 2:00PM. It appears that one of the
ship's engines broke down, so the captain decided to rev up
engine to make up time with a result that the ship was badly shaking
and vibrating from side to side like Richter 6 earthquake, making a lot of passengers sick including me.
Thank you captain, but I wasn't able to make it for your gala
We did not go on
the tour of the city due to the hangover from the "luxuriously smooth" ride on the ship overnight but decided
to walk around the port and take some photos.
For the first time
visitor, it is apparent
though that Bari is a very busy port, where one can see a number of merchant and passenger ships ready to
ply the waves towards other Italian ports, Croatia, Albania, Greece,
the Black Sea and the Middle East. Bari is
located at the historically travelled maritime cross roads from
ancient to present times. My father convalesced here during WW2
after being injured in the mountains of Bosnia fighting the
Nazis so visiting Bari for me was of personal interest. Due to the Nazi bombardment of the
port in 1943, Bari is also known as
Little Pearl Harbour. Bari is also known
for guarding the remains of St. Nicholas in the Basilica di San
Nicola. This is the same fellow who over time became known as
the GPS camera photo route map of Bari,
Note: All the cruise photos were imaged with my
Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera with Nikon 18-105mm DX VR Lens and
Columbus nGPS mounted on the hot shoe.
Nikon ViewNX2™ software connected with
Google Maps™ was used to pinpoint the location of each photo as shown by the pins.
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