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August 22, 2010

Travel destinations: Rome, Italy

… for my destination, Milan. My brother’s destination was Zurich, and then to Prague, after which if it worked out, we would meet in Florence on the Ponte Vecchio (The Old Bridge) at a specific time on a specific day.

After driving to where I …

July 31, 2010

Leonardo Da Vinci: Leonardo’s Animals Part 2 (of 2)

… from his deep love and respect for the animals he sketched and painted.

In the mid 1480s, Leonardo moved from Florence to Milan. At that time, Milan was one of the most powerful city-states in Northern Italy. And, it’s Duke, Ludovico Sforza …

July 30, 2010

On Chesil Beach by Ian Mcewan

… across a smaller canvas, but in a much more concentrated form, replete with comment, detail, analysis and observation.

Florence is solidly middle class, Edward less so. She is a violinist from a musical family. He likes Chuck Berry. …

July 13, 2010

Humor: Delivery stories

… me of when my first child, Ethan, was born.

The time was February of 2004 and we were living in Florence, Kentucky where I was a First Officer with Atlantic Coast Airlines/ Delta Connection flying from the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky …

July 4, 2010

The Real Da Vinci Code: Leonardo Da Vinci is the Vitruvian Man

… period to Da Vinci’s highly emotional rendition of the Battle of Alighieri in the hall where the council of Florence met.

Leonardo is considered to be among the first epidemiologists. He realized that poor people died of the plaque because of …

The Wonders Of Italian Architecture

… that create seem-less bonds between the banks of rivers such as the Rialto in Venice or Ponte Vecchio in Florence.

Walls originally designed to defend a city have later been turned into wonderfully imposing rings that have been giving …

June 25, 2010

Donatello’s Fountain

Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, universally known as “Donatello”, was born in Florence around 1385 and was laid to rest there in 1465. The powerful nature of his art made him the greatest sculptor of the early Renaissance

A …

June 18, 2010

Book reviews: On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan

… feat across a smaller canvas, but in a much more concentrated form, replete with comment, detail, analysis and observation.

Florence is solidly middle class, Edward less so. She is a violinist from a musical family. He likes Chuck Berry. They …

June 6, 2010

Best Hotels in Italy

… for their stay. The hotel offers premium accommodation in its 52 rooms including 17 suites.

Villa La Massa
Florence-Candeli, FI, Italy

Step into the fascinating 16th century’s Medicean Villa La Massa and you know premium …

June 5, 2010

Milan’s very own hero

… notary, Piero da Vinci, and a young woman named Caterina.
Leonardo spent most of his life in Florence and Milan.

In 1469 he was apprenticed to Andrea Verrocchio, a leading Renaissance master. Leonardo acquired a variety of skills …

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