Statue of David Sees His Shadow and Other Florence Snaps : ) 9.9.14
Michelangelo’s Statue of David saw his shadow last night, 9.8.14 – and every night in the Piazza della Signoria. Yeah, it’s the “fake” David, but it’s actually impressive, and the real one is very nearby!
One of the “two towers” we can see from our apartment’s dining room window: Giovanni Villani wrote that Arnolfo di Cambio incorporated the ancient tower of the Foraboschi family (the tower then known as “La Vacca” or “The Cow”) as the substructure of the tower into its facade; this is why the rectangular tower (height 94 m) is not directly centered in the building. This tower contains two small cells, that, at different times, imprisoned Cosimo de’ Medici (the Elder) (1435) and Girolamo Savonarola (1498). The tower is named after its designer Torre d’Arnolfo. The solid cubicle shaped building is enhanced by the simple tower with its Giorgio Lederle’s clock. The other of course is indicative of 2014 progress…
And lastly, Florence’s version of Pasadena’s “Two Buck Chuck”; literally 2.59 euro for the Brie and 1.98 euro for a bottle of a 2.5 star Italian wine (out of 4) – not bad for a “table” wine : ) * http://www.laita.com/en/produits-marques/fiche.php?id=132 http://www.vivino.com/wineries/sonetti-142355/wines/montepulciano-dabruzzo-9999
An adventure-minded lass from early on, Georgia Sanders has wandered the U.S. & Europe enough to know that the Schengen Zone is one of her favorite places on the planet!
Upon returning from a 3-month stay in Florence, Italy in 2014, Georgia was inspired through what she calls a “personal renaissance” to found THIS online travel & culture magazine CultureHoney.com!
Dreams of Paris always at the top of mind, the Celtic Christian spirituality developed in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England has been winning her heart in recent years.
An outgrowth from the magazine is the recently launched CultureHoneyTouring.com. The maiden voyages for this new venture are small group pilgrimages to Sacred Ireland and Iona, Scotland!
Georgia hopes that many Culture Honey readers will be inspired to join in these journeys, commencing in September 2021!
Local film makers Dennis Haywood and James Farr are contributing to the cause of justice via film again – this time through the founding and hosting an international film festival with it’s inaugural debut this month in Pasadena, CA on Saturday, August 13th, 2022.