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CaliforniaPeggy

CaliforniaPeggy's Journal
CaliforniaPeggy's Journal
July 17, 2013

Pictures from Rome...

A little Basilica near our Rome hotel: It didn't look like much from the outside...



This is an early sculpture by Michelangelo, in the Basilica:



A beautiful stained glass window:



Hope you enjoy!
July 11, 2013

The Vatican and the Sistine Chapel...

Contrary to what we had been told, once we got into the Sistine Chapel, we were allowed a very brief moment to take some pictures. This is the only one I was quick enough to get:



The justly famous Pieta by Michelangelo:



The School of Athens, by Rafael:



July 6, 2013

Today our destination was Pisa!

Our tour is officially over, but when we found out that we wouldn't be going to Pisa, we decided to see it on our own...

So here's some pics:

The famous Tower itself:


The Cathedral next door:


The builders of the various buildings weren't above stealing marble from old buildings to save on costs. Here's an example of some cannibalized marble in the church:

July 5, 2013

Florence: A few pictures from yesterday...

Unfortunately, I was forbidden to take any picture inside, so I missed photographing Michelangelo's David, among other statues...

This is a famous palace where the young Michelangelo first lived when he was learning his craft:


I don't recall the name of this square, but these buildings are often photographed:


And this is a detail of the above picture:



July 3, 2013

Me and my husband in Tuscany today:



It was an amazingly beautiful day!

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Name: Peggy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: At home
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 02:41 PM
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