Category Archives: Renaissance

Trying to Leave. And Failing

Sadly, holidaying in Italy had to end. We had 3 nights in Florence,┬áin the city, and for our final morning we decided to do a bit of shopping, a bit of eating and a little bit of basilica gazing before … Continue reading

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A Woman with Passionate Intensity

When I was in high school, I remember hearing about a talented young artist who was raped by her teacher and how the consequences of bringing him to trial and justice overflowed into her painting. I had forgotten her name, … Continue reading

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Waiting in Lines

As June drew to a close and we spent our last few days in Italy, we seemed to spend a considerable amount of time waiting in queues. It could be considered practice, for the popular London sport of forming a … Continue reading

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Sculpture For All

Florence. I fell in love with this city, the golden sunlight, the beautiful buildings, the fascinating history and the ultimate in Renaissance art collections. We arrived in the heat of a baking summer’s afternoon, after a quick stop at the … Continue reading

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