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Blue Hour

This struck me as a Blue Hour with the full moon rising above Pienza, Italy.  Originally the city was called Corsignano and in 1405,  Enea Silvio Bartolomeo Piccolomini was born.  When he became Pope Pius II in 1458, he commissioned the … Continue reading

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Forms in Nature

Forms in Nature are well represented in this scene in Pienza, Italy.   Natural hills and valleys are sculpted and filled with carefully planned vineyards and iconic Italian cypress trees, as well as natural lush greenery and fall colors.   … Continue reading

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From Where I Stand…..

From where I stood, you can see Firenze below.  This city gave birth to artists, scientists,  and history that stands strong and fills novels and movie theaters.  A bronze statue of Michelangelo’s David in Piazzale Michelangelo looked very powerful under … Continue reading

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Monochrome

Although this image is “monochrome”, there was nothing monochrome about Ernest Hemingway’s life.  Although Hemingway is most commonly associated with Florida’s Key West, Spain and Cuba, we know that Stresa, Italy is the setting for one portion of his novel,  A … Continue reading

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Peaceful

This is a lovely tribute to those who lost their lives on 9-11-01.   In Stresa, Italy, this sculpture overlooks lovely Lago Maggiore.  As I lingered there, I felt humble and peaceful.  It is also noteworthy that some beams from … Continue reading

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If Flowers Could Talk

Flowers could say:  “We are from different families and we are in different stages of life.  But we bring joy in all forms – fresh, dried, and even individual petals saved to remember an occasion (prom corsages in the old … Continue reading

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Eight

Eight.   Also  ATE.  

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