Roman Holiday: Baroque Naples

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Sensous emotional elation, Modonna or graffiti

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Roman Holiday: Campi Flegre

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The burning fields, Virgil’s volcanic muse

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Roman Holiday: Arriving in Naples

P1000498 Narrow streets,

Steep grades,

Drive aggressively!

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Roman Holiday: Internation Flight, Have to Pay for Wine in Economy

IMG_3492 Pre-flight,

wine bar

at airport,

Cheers!

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Can’t Get to Rome? Try Washington, D.C.

P1000369If you have not figure out by now, we are heading to Naples and Rome.  I wish I could take you all along, but the Air BnB places do have limits.  However, if you wish to see some really amazing neo-classical architecture, and even lots of Italian Renaissance art, head over to Washington D.C. (plus, the National Gallery of Art for the Italian paintings; plus, the Women’s Museum on 12th and New York Avenue has a great exhibit with 60 paintings of the Virgin Mary, including at least 4 that we planned to see while in Rome). Continue reading

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Spring… Where Are You?

P1000313Friday, Spring arrived with the Vernal Equinox.  So did a few more inches of snow, then rain to make for slush and slog.  We are supposed to go up to 60F today.  And, we have not had a night below 25F for at least a week.  I thought that this would be a good day to summarize the winter storms from the Fog In August predictions Continue reading

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Can’t Get to Florence, Try San Francisco, CA

P1000191My next stop, on my not-going-to-great-art-locations day, was Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill in San Francisco.  Again, seeing art collected in the historic locations is a valuable experience.  But, for anyone living near a major city in the USA, you can probably find your fill of art of any location and time.  Some locations even have some specialty item worth seeking out.  What does an Episcopal Cathedral in San Francisco have to do the Florence?   Continue reading

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