On The Road Again: Vado in Italia

Ponte Vecchio, 1990, Florence, Italy

On Tuesday, I am off to Italy for five weeks. After a few days in Rome, I will be spending four weeks in Florence studying Italian language and culture. The picture above was taken in 1990, the first time I visited Florence—actually the first time I visited Italy. I was traveling with a friend on a Eurail Pass. We did six cities in six countries in two weeks. This was long before the internet—when you could travel without reservations and let the tourist offices in the train stations find you a hotel. Florence was my favorite place. I loved the architecture, the art, the smell of antiquity, the age of the city. I returned several times, but I haven’t visited Florence for about 18 years. I am excited to be spending time living in this fabulous place for a month. The course, for Seniors 50+, is offered through the Istituto Michelangelo, an Italian language school in Florence. If any fellow bloggers happen to be traveling through Florence in October, let me know. We could meet for coffee or gelato.

 

 

After Dark

Tradition

Kandy Dancers Performing, In the Central Highlands, Sri Lanka

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In the Niche

Votive Sculpture

Votive Statue, Cloister of Silence, Alcabaça Monastery,Alcabaça, Portugal

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Candid Camera

The Aria

The Aria, Alcobaça , Portugal

An tenor belts out an aria in a exterior passageway at the Monastery of Alcobaça in Alcobaça, Portugal

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Color Your World: Burnt Orange, Burnt Sienna, and Cadet Blue

Two Cars and a Canal

 

Vintage Car, Havana Cuba

Havana Burnt Orange

Canal, Venice, Italy

Venice Burnt Sienna

Cadet Blue Car, Trinidad, Cuba

Trinidad Cuba Cadet Blue

 

Join Color Your World 2019:  Burnt Orange, Burnt Sienna, and Cadet Blue

Blue Squared #15

No July, Don’t Leave me Blues

Woven Tapestry,c. 1700, Frederik IV’s Hall, Rosenborg Castle. Copenhagen, Denmark

Tapestries woven in approximately 1700 in Oudenaarde in the Netherlands (modern day Belgium) cover the walls of Frederik IV’s Hall in Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen.

Join Becky’s July Squares: Blue #31. There are only two rules. The photo must be square and it must somehow be blue (color, theme, concept, etc.). Thanks to Becky for hosting July squares. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for October.

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