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Including walking around a grocery store called "EATaly" for twenty minutes without buying anything.
But first, I had another cooking class! This one was just for fun, not for credit and I made so many yummy things. My least favorite thing was the tomato soup because after all of the fresh tomatoes were cooked down, a whole loaf of bread was added to the soup. This is a traditional soup in Italy, but ...
We felt we needed an easy day today, for reasons explained later, and had an fairly late breakfast before strolling out to see the remaining churches and artworks in Parma. Incidentally, the trattoria we had intended to return to last night was closed, so we tried another - the Trattoria Tribunale - which turned out to be not only more pleasant, but also cheaper!
Anyway, this morning we went to the church of St John the Baptist, ...
... bored, happy, grizzly, slobbery, all one thing in common....loved and shown off like some spoilt child.
If one sits or stands in a specific place anywhere in the city, one can photograph a dog every 5 seconds!!! Tried and timed!
In a cafe they are lunching.... They help go shopping for make-up.... They go clothes shopping in Zara.... ...
... de resistance...... La Scapiliara ....a drawing of Umber, amber greened and white lead on panel by no less than Leonardo da Vinci. She is stunning. Joy spent ages with her nose about 6 inches from this marvellous work studying the colour, the shapes, the brushstrokes and the beauty. An artists dream....to get so close to an old master with no alarms going off, no staff telling one to keep away and also being able to photograph it (no flash of course).
... hills of Urbino, and the narrow alleys of Bologna and Siena, as Parma is very flat, and most of the streets are quite wide, though there a quite a few narrow side streets. It seems a fairly quiet town too, from what we saw on a Saturday night, but maybe we were just in the wrong places. Tomorrow is gallery day, first the National Gallery, and then the Stuard Collection of 270 (!!) paintings. You'llno doubt hear all about them from Joy ...