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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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Stendhal syndrome

From Wikipedia 🙂 : Stendhal syndrome, Stendhal’s syndrome, hyperkulturemia, or Florence syndrome is a psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art, usually when the art is particularly beautiful or a … Continue reading

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Week 1 recap

I have officially been in Italy one week and Siena six days.  How has it been?  Well, I have been reminded twice recently that the first week of anything is very rough!  The first week out of my job was … Continue reading

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