Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Going day tripping



Sweets for afternoon tea in our apartment La Terrazza



The Annunciation by Fra Angelico in the museum at the
Church of San Marco in Florence



Jesus rises from the dead in the garden
which looks decidedly Florentine, a fresco
by Fra Angelico in the Museum of San Marco

Today my blog will be short because we're taking a bus
trip a few of my friends here have recommended that
starts bright and early at 8:30 in the morning, and gets
home at about the same time tonight. We're visiting three
towns in Tuscany Sienna, Pisa and one other that I can't
remember, and we'll have lunch in a Tuscan farmhouse.
Everyone said it was the smartest move they'd made
on their visit to Florence, so we've signed up.

It's cold here and we both bought toques the other day.
Steven's says Firenze and it's a shock to see him wearing it
after the warm weather we'd been enjoying. Yesterday
we went to see the Fra Angelicos in the monastery
at the Museo de San Marco. It was quite amazing. Each
monk's cell there is decorated with a fresco by Fra Angelico,
who was called Beato Angelico because he was such a
wonderful person.

So I'll tell you more about our trip when we're back in
Toronto.

Have a blessed-with-artistic-talent day.

2 comments:

claud-hop said...

Hey Barbara,

I was studying those paintings as well! Did you know that Fra Angelico's real name was Guido di Piero da Mugello? I do now, even if I thought I never would... You guys look like your having a grand ol' time. I'm totally jealous. But in a good way.

Love,
Claudia

Barbara M. said...

Hi Claudia,

We so were, but we're coming home now. I actually cried when we took off from Florence -- what an amazing place. Here we are in Frankfurt, and we both have horrendous colds.

Miss you,

Yes girl you would love Florence.

Love,

Barbara

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