My Recent Instagram PicsFun window at an antique store in ArezzoJust a few days ago yet a world apartLooking upriver and down from #pontevecchioIt's been 9 years since we've been to #florenceitaly They have cleaned most of the #florenceduomo and the transformation is stunning. As are the crowds. More pleasant was a revisit to #santacroce where Donatello, Michelangelo and other notable Renaissance figures are buried. We ran into our Arezzo friend #giorgiovasari who oversaw the Santa Croce Michelangelo memorial which has 3 female figures representing 3 of the arts - painting, sculpture and architecture. And Visario painted the fresco that you see them restoring. The yellow stuff on the picture of the woman cleaning is varnish that she is removing to bring back the beauty of the painting. Fun to see. Santa Croce is big, with cloisters, chapels, yards. Hard to believe that in 1966 a flood of the Arno river rose 30 feet into this building ruining much art.
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We’ve just finished our last art/culture trip. We’ve sold the business after 15 years. The last 13 of the 15 we married a variety of art courses to the inspiration of Italian life. It has been transformative. When we began … Continue reading
I think a major challenge for anyone starting to meditate is that it is not what you expect. This from Looking At Mindfulness: “We expected – or hoped – to find calm and emptiness. We often find ourselves in a … Continue reading
We have recently announced that we are selling our business leading trips to Italy. This has been brewing for several years as the call for something different began to become more insistent for both of us. While we both have … Continue reading
Kristi’s dad passed away a couple of hours ago. It has been over a month in coming. First an unexpected turn, then a troubling evolution, to a definite possibility, to an inevitability. So, we have been prepared. Early this morning … Continue reading