Monthly Archives: June 2013

Surprise!

Yesterday we went to the Modern Art Gallery in Florence. You would thing there was a theme here because we also went to see modern art in Venice. There was a difference between the two… in Venice the artists were … Continue reading

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Wide awake is a strange place.

It’s five past much too early as I write, on a Saturday morning in a studio flat near the Via Sienese on the edge of Florence. It is hard for me to believe that last statement, the bit about being … Continue reading

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Day trip to Siena.

We had an early timed visit to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence yesterday so no opportunity to blog about our wonderful day in Siena…. unit now. (The Pizza del Campo, the low stone pillars in the background (in front of … Continue reading

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Today is Wednesday, it must be Florence…..

We had a very pleasant trip down from Venice to Florence yesterday, the temperature was just right and the traffic was light and the scenery was very pretty. Then we got to the city. Fast traffic, hot sun and little … Continue reading

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Ordinary Venice.

After my observation on the blog yesterday that I was not noticing the beauty all around me I decided to start paying attention. My mission: To pay attention and notice the ordinary. Here in Venice even the ordinary is different … Continue reading

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It’s Saturday in Venice…..

I did wonder if Saturday would be very busy in Venice and it was, but still not uncomfortably so. I don’t like crowds so my tolerance level is set quite low and I didn’t have a problem. That’s Venice for … Continue reading

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This is Venice

Well we’ve finally arrived, this is Venice. (Our first sight… so familiar) We took a local bus to the island (well not exactly an island, it’s joined by a bridge to the mainland) and within two minutes of getting off … Continue reading

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