Tag: italy

  • Siena – Duomo Di Siena

    Siena – Duomo Di Siena

    We are drawn to the Churches/Basilicas/Cathedrals of European Cities. When they were built the power was consolidated in the Church or at least the powerful agreed that building churches sufficed as “Opium des Volkes.” It was where the money was concentrated, the art was concentrated, and city-states exhibited their power. Nyah-Nyah-Nyah-Nyah-Nyah, my Cathedral is bigger…

  • Buongiorno, Siena

    Buongiorno, Siena

    Out for a walk this morning watching Siena wake up. #travel #italy

  • Ruby’s Door knockers

    Ruby’s Door knockers

    My wife has been fascinated by the door knockers here in Italy. Apparently it is a “thing” here in Siena. These are not the kind of thing you can get, mass produced at Home Depot. So, I present to you a selection of the door knockers we’ve seen while walking around Siena. #travel #italy #art

  • Siena – Arrival

    Siena – Arrival

    Another taxi to the train station. This time not as crowded downtown and consequently it was about 10 euro less for the trip! Train travel is a classic chicken and egg problem as is the building and adoption/improvement of any services. I’ve read recently that people complain that it doesn’t make sense to build bike…