Saturday, April 29, 2017
We'll take a break from Italy for a few days and return home to Portland, Oregon. It's been several months since I've been to the Japanese Garden, because we've been traveling a lot, it's been rainy and cold this winter, and the Garden has been closed occasionally for remodeling of the entry pavilions. But last weekend (Friday, April 21 to be precise), was a warm, sunny day, great for a short hike.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
We took a day-trip, via train, from Venice to Milan (a top destination for Italian fashion). Right next to the Milan Central train station is the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuelle II, renowned for fancy architecture, shops, and cafes: an attraction for tourists and locals alike.
And next to the Galleria is the Duomo, Milan's cathedral.
These are few panels of the main door. More on the Duomo in a few days.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Not all is ornate beauty in the Doge's Palace. There are rooms where accusations are made, trials held, and prisoners condemned.
Written accusations were put in the mouth of this fearsome face.
The convicted were led to prison across the Bridge of Sighs.
The stone and iron latticework gave a last glimpse of the outside world.
Iron bars of a cell in the prison.