Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Traveling Tuesdays

Welcome to Padua, where you can find beautiful
architecture (see?) and also beautiful men (I'm just sayin').
Took a day trip here from Venice to visit the restored Giotto
frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel.  You are absolutely not
allowed to take photos in there (in fact, you're barely
allowed to breathe; we had to wait in an airlocked
antechamber for 15 minutes before entering the chapel itself).
Anyway, no Giottos and no men, but this is pretty, isn't it?

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  1. Very beautiful. Hope you don't suffer from any form of claustrophobia--being locked in wouldn't be fun.

    Maybe soon you'll show us an Italian man...? ;<)

  2. That looks like the real deal. A lot of our crypto Mediterranean-style buildings here in So-Cal are done with plasterboard and two-by-fours. Tapping the hollow walls often results in resounding echoes.

    I love the way the scarlet flowers on their green ground cascade downward in topsy-turvy teardrops.

    Is that like an advertisement across the street that is reflected in the windows? At first I was vain enough to think those twins looking out the windows couldn’t take their eyes off me.

    My my. Padua. That evidence of “character” in the top right makes it look like the building is old enough to have served as a backdrop for the characters of Petruchio and Kate in the Elizabethan play titled “The Shaming of the True.” Sadly, it is our own contemporaneous period of Elizabeth II that is so deserving of such a title, methinks.

    It is interesting how the wooden shutters are on the inside and the glass windows on the outside. Not the best arrangement for typhoons! Ha ha.

  3. Maybe tomorrow some Italian men??!!

  4. I'll see if I can dig up some Italian men for next week. :~}

  5. Beautiful photography~ as always!
    I'm thinking I might like Padua

  6. That's so pretty with the vibrant blossoms and the arches!


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