I love a good castle, and Ostia's was nice.
15th century, built by Pope Julius II.
I got to take a tour- just me and the guide,
I didn't understand 100% of his Italian,
but it was good to practice,
and I really enjoyed the views.
I am a keen amateur photographer, an avid traveler, a dedicated researcher. My main area of interest is the European middle ages although I like history and culture, especially social history, of all eras and regions. I am especially fond of good architecture and I am really, really fond of reptiles.
I usually post this blog to share highlights from my travels with family and friends. If you are a potential friend wandering by, you are welcome; any of my art or nature images posted here are available for non profit personal or study use, and if reproduced I ask that I be credited as photographer.