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Name: Peggy
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Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: Right here!
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 01:41 PM
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David Horsey (today's LA Times) asks a very good question:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Jul 19, 2013, 03:36 PM (14 replies)

Pictures from Rome...

A little Basilica near our Rome hotel: It didn't look like much from the outside...

This is an early sculpture by Michelangelo, in the Basilica:

A beautiful stained glass window:

Hope you enjoy!
Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Jul 17, 2013, 02:07 PM (33 replies)

The Vatican and the Sistine Chapel...

Contrary to what we had been told, once we got into the Sistine Chapel, we were allowed a very brief moment to take some pictures. This is the only one I was quick enough to get:

The justly famous Pieta by Michelangelo:

The School of Athens, by Rafael:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Jul 11, 2013, 01:42 PM (43 replies)

Today our destination was Pisa!

Our tour is officially over, but when we found out that we wouldn't be going to Pisa, we decided to see it on our own...

So here's some pics:

The famous Tower itself:

The Cathedral next door:

The builders of the various buildings weren't above stealing marble from old buildings to save on costs. Here's an example of some cannibalized marble in the church:
Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Jul 6, 2013, 09:01 AM (34 replies)

Florence: A few pictures from yesterday...

Unfortunately, I was forbidden to take any picture inside, so I missed photographing Michelangelo's David, among other statues...

This is a famous palace where the young Michelangelo first lived when he was learning his craft:

I don't recall the name of this square, but these buildings are often photographed:

And this is a detail of the above picture:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Jul 5, 2013, 09:29 AM (36 replies)

Me and my husband in Tuscany today:

It was an amazingly beautiful day!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Jul 3, 2013, 02:00 PM (51 replies)

A few pics of Tuscany...a village and a garden...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Jul 2, 2013, 04:39 AM (38 replies)

The Coliseum today........and something else!

We went on a very interesting walk around and in the Coliseum today...

Thought you might enjoy the following pictures!

From the outside:

The ancient seats were made of travertine:

A view down into what was the understory; wild animals were stored here prior to being brought up for the fights.

The Arch of Constantine:

And yours truly pretending along with some modern-day Roman soldiers!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Jun 28, 2013, 05:41 AM (28 replies)

The Pantheon in Rome...

We did a little self-tour today...

Thought you might enjoy these pictures!

The Pantheon has the largest unreinforced concrete dome anywhere...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:39 AM (56 replies)

Hotel Sofitel at Heathrow...

Just passing through...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon Jun 24, 2013, 04:53 AM (18 replies)
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