Le Stanze Dei Medici
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... to show up, I saw an Italian nun approach the board and vehemently explain this same thing to a pair of Japanese tourists... in Italian. They seemed completely clueless but nodded agreeably nonetheless. I saw them look for the platform of the same train I was on, so I approached them, spoke in English (which they didn't seem to speak, either) and showed them my train pass to signal that I am on the same train and I can help them. The nun looked at me in relief, ...
... strength for the afternoon.
Next we are headed to the Uffizi Galley. There are great examples of paintings of Madonnas from Medieval times though the Renaissance, showing how artists learned to depict depth through the study of perspective. We concentrated on the famous Botticelli paintings of the “Allegory of Spring” and “Birth of Venus”, then viewed the Leonardo da Vinci painting ...
Long travel day (18 hours), starting in Seattle, flying to Frankfurt (which was only vaguely frightening, despite being very German), then a flight to Venice, and a train ride to Florence, where we collapsed. P.S. Germans DO NOT appreciate Chris' "sense of ...
... for over half of my life and I'm still losing. I'm taking advantage of all of my opportunities as best as I can, and I know I'll never experience anything like this ever again, but I still feel like I'm reaching for something more. I read, I write, I walk, I run, I go to my classes, I cook, I spend time with friends, I travel, I am signing myself up for clubs and sitting ...
Church and former monastery
Fra Angelica - a famous fresco artist in the 1400's
Decorated 43 monks cells each with an amazing frescoe
This turns out to be one of the highlights of our trip
So beautiful, so stark and striking, so peaceful...
Then, as always, Stub is hungry so we find a Cafe
With great art on the walls and lots of locals
Food good except that Stub, craving eggs, orders them
And that takes about ...