Author: Andrew Seal

Italy Day Twelve: Modena

              The Giuseppe Giusti Museum

After the Ferrari museum yesterday, the “Ferrari” of balsamic vinegar today. If only I could post the heady aroma from those barrels for you to enjoy too.
 
“Giuseppe Giusti is the oldest Balsamic Vinegar company in the world, founded in Modena in 1605 and now guided by the Giusti family’s 17th generation”

Italy Day Eleven: Modena

With the joy of the return of WiFi comes the joy of posting our ongoing Italian adventure and our visit to the spectacular Ferrari Museum in Modena today where the cars literally glow with style, beauty and drama. 



Our memorable visits to Siena, Montalcino, Sant Antimo, San Gimignano, and Chianti country I’ll post about on returning home. One more day in Modena and then on to Ferrara and Venice before our last weekend in London. It’s then back to the studio and paint, paint, paint. 

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 Mosaic Variation 12.6.15, matted and framed.  Inspired by the floor mosaics of the Basilica San Marco in Venice

Returning to Venice next week but difficulty with Wifi so here is a taste of the last few days with lots more to follow when we return home. 

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A hillside in Tuscany remembered…31.1.16, matted and framed…

…as we head to the Tuscan hills for a few days. 

Italy Day Two: Florence

The view from the Pontevecchio this morning after we arrived from Rome was simply breathtaking. 



More photos for this week’s photo challenge: scale. On to the Tuscan countryside in the morning. 

Italy Day One: Rome

A day to remember and a first for me blogging from my iPhone. 

It began with a special and unexpected moment never to be forgotten. 


The rest of the day fitted well with this week’s photo challenge: scale as Rome is all about scale at every turn. 



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Happy Thanksgiving

 
 

 
After our walk along Spanish Banks last week we took the Admiralty Trail, one of our favourite pedestrian pathways through the Pacific Spirit Regional Park, and enjoyed the glorious October fall colours illuminated by the afternoon sunshine.
 
    
 
     
 
    
 

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Foro Romano 30.5.15 matted and framed.

Next stop The Eternal City.


Our last visit was on the 19th of July 1999 as you can see.  
It’s been far too long. 
Stay tuned 🙂

Whether you have two legs or four there is nothing pedestrian about this pedestrian pathway, as you walk, jog or cycle beside Spanish Banks and English Bay as we did yesterday, with the Vancouver skyline in the distance.

Could this be one of the most scenic pathways in the world?…
 

…but I’m a little biased of course.