Monday, October 17, 2016

Elsewhere: 2016.06.20 day trip from Locarno

Elsewhere:  2016.06.20 day trip from Locarno

We rented a car and drove up into the Centovalli (Hundred Valleys) area.

Some of the tightest hairpin turns (and the steepest) I've ever been on. Also, really narrow streets in some of the tiny villages.

DOUBLE Click here to see 24 photos from our day.

Here's one sample.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

2016.06.18 - 19 Two days in Locarno

Clicking here will take you to 52 photos of Locarno, Switzerland

We  took a taxi, then a ferry, then a train to get from Varenna, Italy to Locarno, Switzerland.  Once there, we took a funicular, a cable car & a chairlift up to fantastic views.  This photo shows our route.  Click the photo to enlarge it.

Click here to visit the website for Madonna del Sasso, in Orselina.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Elsewhere: 2016.06.17 Varenna - the Fiumelatte (waterfall)

On our last day in Varenna (Italy), Michael and I walked up to “the shortest river in the world” ...

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The river is mentioned by the name Fiumelaccio in Leonardo da Vinci's Atlantic Codex:
It's the Fiumelaccio, which falls high from more than 100 ells from the vein where it is born, straight down on the lake, with inestimable uproar and noise.  --

Saturday, August 27, 2016

2016.06.15 Villa Carlotta: interiors

"The last kiss of Romeo and Juliet"
If you click on any of these photos, you can see a full size version,
with the option to look at the rest as a slide show.

The tour guide told us that the colors in this painting represent the hopes for the unification of Italy; the owner was fully in support.

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The little black dots have to do with enlarging a sculpture using reference points.
So this is a chalk model.

Ummm... Alexander the Great,
I think.
Probably should not 
wait so long 
to label photos!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Something easy, and peaceful.

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PS--This little photo quilt isn't linked to anything.
Click link above if you have time for more photos.  
If not, just enjoy these.