Locanda de' Ciompi
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After a great time in Madrid with David and my special friend Tim, who somehow managed to keep us out on the town until 4am, still life after 60 ! On Wednesday the 19th November we arrived at Madrid airport. At this time I did not have any idea of my destination. It turned out to be Bologna in Italy. We landed at Bologna late in the ...
... to check the view out. We googled it and I wasn't impressed so I will chill at a cafe to wait for him. There are no crowds when we initially get there so he doesn't have a long wait to get up. I chill at a cafe with my cappuccino and pain au chocolat. Its so nice, but the people watching is limited since there are really only tourists around and no locals. I have my iPad with me so I'm catching up on Pride and Prejudice while I wait for my beloved.
He comes down and shows me ...
... be able to see first hand so many of the art works that she had spent so much time teaching children about. The inspirational early Christian and Gothic images by Duccio, Fra Angelico and works by Bellini, Filippo Lippi, Mantegna were wonderful. To walk into a room full of Boticelli paintings including the Birth of Venus and the Rights of Spring was breathtaking. In another room Da Vinci, Michelangelo and so many more. The building itself ...
... only seven of us on the tour that day so I enjoyed being able to have a more personal exposure to the various rooms and artifacts. In particular, I was able to have intimate views of the Islam tile work, kufic (ancient arabic writing), ivory engravings and metalwork. After the tour, I visited the park and gardens once more before walking back to my apartment...with a stop along the way to buy a bottle of wine. The weather was perfect, of course.
... checked out the Baptistry that was right next to the cathedral. There were marble pillars, ceiling murals, statues, sufficient light... Although the murals were pretty they didn't really speak to me. The background was gold and the figures were the ones that looked like they've been photo-shopped in. Since the background was gold it lacked bright background color which slightly detracted from its beauty in my eyes. With all the marble it was a beautiful building even ...