Trading Places

Once an alliance of cities ruled this Seas, bound to each other by bonds of trade and ships.

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The alliance has passed into history, and history has become art.

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I walk to the terminal, …

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… a terminal for cruise ships.

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There is more than one.

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The natives live …

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… and relax …

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… at the waterfront.

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I see historical ships made of wood …

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… or steel; …

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… some current ones; big ones …

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… and small ones.

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I leave the harbour. The city presents itself …

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… in interesting ways …

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… worth recording.

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There are places to party …

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… and places to play.

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I move on to a smaller neighbour …

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… with its iconic gate …

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… and architecture.

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There are dragons …

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… and clowns.

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It seems that trade clarifies, …

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… simplifies …

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… and beautiefies places.

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