Category Archives: Italy

Retracing History- Florentine Streets

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Did Michelangelo, Botticelli, da Vinci, Donatello traverse these streets?

Perhaps not

But I like to think otherwise

And that I am retracing history

Wow! What a feeling!

Pieta – A Divine Experience


Pietà (1498-1499) by Michelangelo Buonarotti, housed in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

Don’t be surprised if your eyes well up. Being in it’s presence is an intensely emotional experience.

I was told that Michelangelo was just 24 when he completed this masterpiece. Does that make it a case of divine intervention? We shall never know but can for sure presume.

Also this happens to be the only work that Michelangelo ever signed.

Window Shopping Roman Style!

Digressing a little from the main topic, I’d like to share some pictures I took on a recent trip to Rome.

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The colorful petunias relieve the stark grey backdrop of the Piazza Novona in Rome.

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Now it’s the turn of the red orange geraniums bordering the Spanish Steps. Must say that these folks know their color palette.