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A Visit from Patricia!

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Just after we got back from Napoli Patricia arrived for a visit! I was super excited cause well..it is Patricia! Why wouldn't I be excited to spend a week with her? Unfortunately I was a little under the weather while she was here, but we still had a good time. Though I don't have many photos of her visit, or any of the two of us! I need to be better at taking photos next time...The ones to follow are from Potsdam, but I am going to intersperse them so it is not just all text.



Thursday, the first day Patricia was here, we went on the free walking tour which I always enjoy. I think it is a good overview of the city and all the history here. That is what the first photo is from. There were all these strange sculpture pieces sitting in front of the Brandenburg Gate and I am not sure why....



After a burrito lunch we decided to go through the Topography of Terror. Man that is a lot of information. They had a lot more outside than they did last time I went by there (or more than…

Napoli Part 5 - Our last half day in Napoli

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On our last day in Napoli we had a bit of a lazy morning then headed to the Duomo to check out the blood of San Gennaro. We hadn't done that yet and since it is only on display for a few days after the festival we didn't want to miss it. 
The room where they keep the blood had all of the metal statues that were paraded through the street during the festival.


The blood is in the gold thing. Really it is in the top circle part. 

They had people standing guard over the alter with the blood. 



We came at the perfect time. Right as we were going to leave the priest came in, took the blood container from the gold thing it was housed in, stood at the front of the alter and people lined up to kiss the blood container. Before each person the priest would move the blood around so you could see it really was liquid. 
An accidental photo, but I like it. 
 After we went to the Duomo we got some lunch then headed down to the waterfront passing by Castel Nuovo. It was sunny and hot, but so b…