Friday, May 26, 2017

Rome in the rain

I was here in Rome once in November,
when the weather was a bit,
shall we say, dramatic here on the
Ponte Vittorio Emanuele.  I'm posting
 ahead and hoping that it's
 and sunny while I'm here now.
(Either way, it's beautiful!)

[Linking back to Weekend Reflections
and Skywatch Friday.]

Thursday, May 25, 2017

signs, signs

And today we're headed to Rome.
This sign is in the Capitoline Museum,

in Rome, and has been around
for a few millennia.  I don't read Latin,
but can make out a few words:
pontifical, senate, kings, first (and I'll
guess that "Ti Clau Aug" is Tiberius
Claudius Caesar Augustus).

[To see more signs, go here.]

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

ABC Wednesday—T is for "tapestry"

This is a very small part of a very large
tapestry, which you can see if you
visit the Palazzo Vecchio, in Florence.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


On to Florence today and I'm looking
forward to a meal at Osteria De' Benci—maybe
starting with a lovely tomato bruschetta,
followed by their famous spaghetti dell'ubriacone
(i.e., drunken spaghetti, so-called
because they marinate it in red wine).

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday
and Our World Tuesday.]

Monday, May 22, 2017

Burano blues

Murano glass vases have been set in
a niche on Burano.  I love the
very fresh flowers and the way the
water of the canal is reflected
on the wall.

[Linking back to Blue Monday at
Magical Mystery Teacher.]

Sunday, May 21, 2017

inSPIREd Sunday

Seen from the Doge's Palace, this
is one of the domes of the
basilica San Marco.  Would love to
see what's inside those domes,
but not in the summer—it must be very
hot under all that lead.

[To see more churches from
around the world, go here.]

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Weekend in Black and White

Making the trip back to Venice from the
colorful island of Burano, with
the sun sparkling on the lagoon and the
campanile of San Marco standing
sentry in the distance—so beautiful!

[To see more b/w images, visit
Dragonstar's meme.]