London – Day 3

I spent the afternoon with Eric and Clara in London Proper.  I went to the Tate Museum of Modern Art and saw some beautiful work by some of the leading artists of the 20th century.  Though, and I know this is my personal beef, they only had one ceramic artwork on display and should have […]

London – Day 2

Today was a day of rest for me.  This morning I slept in as long as I could then Eric introduced me to a proper British breakfast, I love home cooked food.  After a shower we took a walk down to a pub and enjoyed a late lunch.  We spent some time exploring a local […]

Venice (Venezia) – Day 3 & 4 London – Day 1

The morning of the last full day in Venice was spent at the Murano Glass Factories, then the afternoon was spent strolling around Venice.  There were some incredibly beautiful glass work and incredibly gaudy glass work that I saw.  In the evening we found a beautiful little park / square right off a canal, the […]

Venice (Venezia) – Day 2

Today we walked through Venice and visited a few churches and looked at the art, we visited Titian’s Tomb which was incredibly decorated.  We also visited the Basilica Dei Santi Giovanni Paolo, where they had some beautiful renaissance paintings and sculptures and they had the foot of Santa Caterina da Siena on display.  Then we […]

Venice (Venezia) – Day 1

Yesterday went by in a whirlwind.  The morning saw me saying good-bye to Florence and by mid afternoon I was saying hello to Venice!  Being here is full of mixed emotions for me, we have taken our final exams, we no longer have notes to take, all I have to carry with me in my […]

Florence (Firenze) Day 12 & 13

Days 12 & 13 were spent out at Cinque Terre, a series of 5 fishing villages on the Italian coast of the Mediterranean Sea.  The water was gorgeous, a translucent Blue to Sea Green color that was astounding.  I enjoyed hiking from town to town and up some of the local mountains to visit old […]