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Italy Day Sixteen: Venezia


A perfect final day to our Italian travels beginning with the morning sunshine silhouetting the San Giorgio Magiorre before revisiting the Basilica San Marco to see its marble pavements once again after seventeen years.


We then climbed the 100 steps to the terrace with its views of the Campanile and Piazza San Marco. 


Our final long anticipated stop was to the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari to see Titian’s masterpiece the Frari Assumption, just as glorious as I remembered it. 

Then one final moment to pause and take it all in before heading to the airport and London. 

I hope you have enjoyed the trip as much as we have. It’s certainly been good having you along. So many more memories to share in the coming weeks and months with photos and hopefully exciting new paintings. Stay tuned. 

Italy Day Fifteen: Venezia

The curve of the Grand canal viewed from the roof deck of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi beside the Rialto Bridge. 

A grand finale to our Italian holiday with the magic of Venice at every turn. 



 

Italy Day Fourteen: Ferrara


 
A day spent enjoying the city and being inspired by all of its glorious art that will need a fuller accounting when we return home next week.
 

 
My introduction to the work of Carlo Bononi in the just-opened exhibition in the Palazzo Diamanti was the highlight of the day for me. That and the gelato affogato in the Piazza Trento Trieste.
 

 Venezia domani

Italy Day Thirteen: Ferrara

Beneath the glow of the sun bathed walls of Castillo Estense these young lovers embrace as this couple of old lovers drinks their health from our hotel window. 
                       

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”

maturday

 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. 

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. 



Florence domani 

fasten your seatbelts


 

 

 
Flying into Vancouver on the weekend the shadows cast from the different architectural structures of bridges, freeways and buildings in the setting sun had a beauty all of their own and made for a wonderful welcome home.