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... 18th century.
Next we took a trolly car ride to Santa Maria delle Grazzie to view The Last Supper. Giacomo told us all about the differences between fresco painting and the new technique Leonardo tried to invent for this piece and how this difference first led to the wall absorbing all the pollutants duling the work for centuries. How the various caretakers had tried to repair and repaint through it's lifetime until the 1970s when the began the 20 year project ...
... VERY VERY lucky to buy the very last 2 tickets on the last night bus back to Zaragoza! Last but not least, we got ripped off by a jerk of a taxi driver, but when we arrived at 5 am I didn't give it a second thought...all i wanted to do was sleep and not be sick!!
So during this trip I learned some important lessons and was reminded of lessons I already knew:
1. There are so many great people in the world...you can't be afraid to meet them ...
... dressing properly to enter their religious buildings, so I wasn't aloud to go in. Apparently it is just as amazing inside. We then wondered up to Milano castle. I don't know about you, but I had no idea that Milan had a castle, let alone one that once had a mote. It was a lovely surprise! At the end of its vast gardens, there was an arch that looks remarkably similar to the Arche de Triumph.... Begs the question as to who came up with the idea first?! The 'shopping ...
... When already there, was pretty funny, because how to reach our hosts place we had two options - take a cab or walk, or try to catch tram, but being kinda stubborn made us walk. It is not far, but when you don't have map or GPS is not working, you are finding your ways. Well, we found a city map in central station, took a picture of it and reached Franco's (CS) place around 1.30AM. Was a bit weird to walk at night, as a lot of homeless people were gathering ...
... of Genesis. Each panel was covered in gold leaf and the surrounding molding is carved with images of flowers and greenery. It's awesome. The original door was removed to be preserved in a museum, so a replica made from a cast is in it's place. No matter, it was really amazing to see.
Next be brought us to the spot where Michelangelo's David once stood. There is now a nearly exact copy in it's place, while the original ...