Category Archives: Michelangelo

Funny things about my blog

I use WordPress for my blog and one of the screens shows stats on what posts have been viewed each day.  It find it fascinating to look at this page to see who searched for what as some of the … Continue reading

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Boboli Gardens

I got up early again this morning and headed off to the Boboli Gardens before it got too hot.   I don’t think I have slept late once since I have been in Italy! The gardens are largely formal and … Continue reading

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Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria is an interesting place. First of all, it is huge!  Secondly, it contains an interesting array of sculptures (some original, some copies). The statues on display include a massive statue of Cosimo I on horseback, the Neptune Fountain … Continue reading

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San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo was the parish church of the Medici family and they didn’t spare a penny on it! The church contains bronze pulpits by Donatello and a staircase designed by Michelangelo.  Also lovely little chapels and plenty of frescos! Most … Continue reading

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The Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi is wonderful.   There are rooms with no less than a dozen Botticelli paintings, several from Leonardo Da Vinci, also Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo, Boccaccio, etc. As mentioned in a previous post the Medici family were, of course, huge … Continue reading

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My Stendhal moments

I mentioned in a prior post that I had a bit of a Stendhal syndrome moment at the Siena Duomo (cathedral). First of all I love the exterior of the Duomo, the campinile (bell tower) is alternating stripes of white … Continue reading

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David and the Indian

After lunch today I went to see Michelangelo’s David. I have seen him before but he was having some work done then and I wanted to see how it worked out for him. I had to set my bearings at … Continue reading

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