Monthly Archives: December 2014

A walk in the park: Poggibonsi to Colle

Roberto, my host, told me about an 8km cycling path between Colle Val d’Elsa and Poggibonsi, and I thought I’d take a walk on it. He dropped me off on the edge of town, and reminded me, “it’s 8km ya, … Continue reading

Posted in Italy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord

Just sharing one of my favourite songs of all time, most appropriate for Christmas too – Benedictus by The Priests: http://youtu.be/k3iWU5ZusVY “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest.” When I was at … Continue reading

Posted in Italy, Spiritual Things | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Madonna and Child

This being Italy, so much of the artwork seen at museums and the many churches revolve around the Holy Mother and Child that they all look the same to me. (paintings from the Palazzo Pitti, altar from the Orsanmichele) They … Continue reading

Posted in Italy, Spiritual Things | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

San Gimignano 1300

I enjoyed this particular museum very much, even more so after chatting with the artist, Michelangelo, who crafted and painted his love for history and architecture into this amazing work of ceramic art. Here’s the approach to the shop in … Continue reading

Posted in Italy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

San Gimignano Treasure Hunt

I went to San Gimignano without doing much research, and my first thoughts there were that of ‘mm. looks and feels like a mini Siena.’ That, until I met Michelangelo of San Gimignano 1300, owner of a free museum starring … Continue reading

Posted in Italy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

marbled kisses

looking at these made me sad. seen at the Uffizi. Alpheus and Arethusa, seen at the Bargello.

Posted in Italy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A collection of views over/of Firenze

Just so you know, there’s no need to climb the towers of the Duomo or the Palazzo Vecchio, because those two towers are kinda integral to the skyline. In addition to the Piazza Michelangelo, there’s the view from Palazzo Pitti … Continue reading

Posted in Italy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment