Florentine Abstracts

Always Look Up

Skylight over Michelangelo’s David, Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, Florence, Italy. Designed by architect Emilio de Fabris and completed in 1882.as part of move of statue into the Galleria.in 1873. 

Side chapel ceiling, Baroncelli Chapel, by Taddeo Gaddi between 1328 and 1338, Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence, Italy.

Crossing Dome, The Duomo, Florence, Italy.  The painting in the enormous dome, The Last Judgment,  covers 3,600 metres (38 750 ft) of painted surface. It was started in 1568 by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari and completed in 1579.

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Brrrr!

Cold Water

Water spigot, March 1, 2018, La Rochepot, Burgundy, France

 

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Waiting For A Sign

Waiting, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy

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Creepy Street Art

Street Art, Florence, Italy

Street Art, Florence, Italy

Street Art, Rome, Italy

When I was in Italy in October, I was fascinated—if that is the right word—by some of the creepy street art. Florence in particular had lots of graffiti art on the side streets of the historic center. I just don’t understand graffiti/street art. The shot from Rome is actually part of a store front.

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Backroads America: Auburn, ND

When The Railroad Passes By

In 1883, a post office was established in Auburn, an unincorporated community in Walsh County, North Dakota. Founded on the windswept prairie in the northeast corner of North Dakota, Auburn is about 40 miles south of the Canadian border. At one time Auburn had two hotels, a hardware store, a general store, seven saloons, a school, a church, a saddle maker, and many other businesses. In the winter of 1888/89, much of the business area was destroyed by fire. With the construction of the railroad, business activity shifted to nearby Grafton, and the town’s population dwindled. The post office remained in operation until 1943.  As of the 2010 census, the population was 48. Ancestors of one of my sisters-in-law helped settle Auburn and farmed in the area. Her family still has a house in Auburn and farm land in the surrounding countryside.

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Magical Season

Lights, Music, Decorations

Christmas Has Always Been My Favorite Holiday. It’s Magic to Me

Tree Decorations, Hillwood Museum, Washington, DC

Christmas Wreath, Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, France

Hanukkah Dreidel, Union Station, Chicago, Illinois

Santa Claus Ice Carving, Ice Park, North Pole, Alaska

Orchard Road, Singapore

The Best Song to Play Over and Over

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