Brunelleschi’s dome a proud centerpiece in the history of Florence, and a place that many study in their art history and architecture classes. A Unesco World Heritage site located in the Piazza del Duomo.
Piazza del Duomo, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa Italy. We visited Pisa last fall, unfortunately we were only able to spend a couple of hours. The area doesn’t seem that big when you first arrive on site, but the buildings are huge, and with the crowds of people, even in November when we were there the line-ups to get into the tower, were quite long. The architecture and the history makes this a place I could spend quite a bit of time at, and I realize that there is so much more to see in the city and surrounding area then just the Leaning tower.
Each week I spend some time travelling back in time, reviewing old photos, keywording and cataloguing my work, it is great because I get to revisit so many places, and memories. I hope someday to return to Pisa, to explore the world heritage site, and really get to know the city.
Sunday April 3, 2011 Bill and I had a great day in Würzburg. One of the site we toured was “The Residence in Würzburg” Napoleon called it the “loveliest parsonage in Europe” and UNESCO made it a world heritage site in 1981. No photos were allowed of the interior which has been completely restored. On Mar 16, 1945 Würzburg was bombed and the Residence was completely destroyed. Since that time, with the aid of documents and photographs about 30 of the 300 rooms have been restored.
Here are a couple of pictures of the garden, and exterior. Unlike home spring here is well on its way many of the trees are starting to leaf out, some are even blooming. The daffodils are blooming, pansies have been planted, and it was lovely to be in the garden.