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welcome to my kingdom

Did you know that today is World Read Aloud Day.

No more precious moments than reading aloud to our two beloved granddaughters

weathered

Three photos from today’s walk for this week’s photo challenge: weathered

are we there yet?


 

Ascending the over four hundred steps of the Torre del Mangia of the Palazzo Publico in Siena.
Visit Italy Day Five to enjoy the spectacular view from the top of the tower.

WPC: Ascend


 

My beautiful granddaughter fearlessly ascends to great heights every single day.

 
   
 
   
 

❤️❤️❤️

Dramatic Tuscany

Whether in glorious colour or monochrome Tuscany takes your breath away.

 

The Three Graces cheekily contemplate two magnificent frescoes in the Libreria Piccolomini of Siena Cathedral.  On the left Enea Silvio, bishop of Siena, presents Eleonora d’Aragona to Emperor Federico III and on the right Enea receives the cardinal’s hat

The photo was taken with an iPhone 6S during our recent visit to Siena in October.
You can find more images of both the library and of Siena by visiting Italy Day Five.

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.