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Elderhostel in Padua & Venice, Italy ~ April 25 to May 8, 2004
We can't seem to get enough of Italy! Back in 2000 we participated in one of the superb Elderhostel "food and wine" programs (now discontinued), which was based in the area around Verona. Like the Verona program, this recent one is located in Italy's Veneto region, but it focuses on the art and culture of that area. The program begins in Padua (1st week) and then moves to Venice (2nd week). It was our third visit to this fascinating country and was our fourth international Elderhostel program.

Despite taking over 600 photographs during the 2-week program, there are some regrettable gaps in coverage owing to the many variables (i.e., prohibitions against photography, fatigue, poor lighting) that commonly affect a touring photographer. Also, there may be some group members whose faces are not evident in any of my gallery photos, and I apologize for such unintended omissions. I did record a remarkable number of "elder-backsides", and perhaps some of you can recognize yourselves from that perspective.

Below you'll see the gallery's "index"; these thumbnail images are arranged in chronological order. Click on any thumbnail to see a large image, and then you can navigate back-and-forth using the arrows at the top of each image page. In order to permit convenient display by your web browser, all images here have been considerably reduced in size compared to the original, higher-resolution versions; additionally the files are very compressed to minimize storage requirements. So, please note that even the "large image" files are not well-suited for making good quality prints. Members of our Elderhostel group are welcome to contact me with requests for higher resolution versions of particular files.

Copying any images is permitted for personal, non-commercial use only. Any other use of any images on this web site is prohibited without written permission from Phil Rose. All images are copyright © 2004 by Philip I. Rose.

The images are best viewed with the monitor resolution set to 1024x768 pixels (or even higher). If you are using a screen resolution of only 800x600 pixels, much scrolling will often be needed. So if you have a 17" or larger monitor, I advise using a screen resolution of at least 1024x768. In Windows this can be done using the Display control panel (see this link for a useful resource on this topic); for Macintosh OS 9.x the monitor resolution is set with Monitors & Sound control panel (in OS X: System Preferences/Displays)

Andiamo!

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Arrivederci Venezia

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