Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Assisi: A Photo-Retrospective from December 2013

Assisi, evening falling, December 2013

A photo-retrospective on our trip to Assisi in December 2013 (my postings about the trip will pop up if you click the label "Assisi" beneath this posting):

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Florence: A Photo-Retrospective from December 2013

Florence, Parade at Cathedral, December 2013


A photo-retrospective on our trip to Florence in December 2013 (my postings about the trip will pop up if you click the label "Florence" beneath this posting):

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Bolzano: A Photo-Retrospective from December 2013

Bolzano, Old City, Decorated for Christmas, December 2013

A photo-retrospective on our trip to Bolzano in December 2013 (my postings about the trip will pop up if you click the label "Bolzano" beneath this posting):

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Rome 27.12.2013 (3): Quiet Churchyards and Jewish Christmas Meals

Santissimo Sacramento Oratory, Christmas Eve 2013


Day three, Christmas day: we walked to the liturgy of the American church of Saint Susanna, held this year in the church of St. Camillo de Lellis, because the Paulist church is closed.

Rome 27.12.2013 (2): Pantheon Solstice and Mussolini Lemons

Rainbow Christmas Lights, Via del Corso, 24 December 2013


Day two, Christmas eve, we took a long see-Rome-on-foot walk from our hotel, the Modigliani on Via della Purificazione near the Pantheon, to all sorts of places: the Pantheon, Trevi fountain, Piazza Navona and the four rivers fountain, Campo de Fiori, Piazza Colonna with its famous column, and more churches than one could shake a stick at.

Rome 27.12.2013: Double Kisses and Baroque Holy Water Stoups

St. Peter's, Tour Guide and Yours Truly, 23 December 2013


Waiting to get into the Borghese in Rome, I see a very nice-appearing man assisting an elderly woman down the steps. They've just toured the gallery. I think he's gay, and she's his mother.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Assisi 22.12.2013: Muted Colors and Umbrian Village Churches


Assisi in Mist, 21 December 2013


Sitting in Assisi (more precisely: Santa Maria degli Angeli) train station, awaiting our train to Rome. the mist persisted all the while we were in Assisi, making the place more magical--muting and hiding shops full of tawdry tourist tat, giving the birds singing atop trees a far-away, ghostly presence.