12345678...20...26

Travel – Foreign

King Tut exhibit

July 13th, 2018 by alephnaught

King Tut exhibit

We visited the Los Angeles Science Center to see the King Tut exhibit. The exhibit was really nice – lighting made photography possible, and the texts were very informative. It was really crowded and it was possible to get close to all the objects I wanted to see. As usual I took a lot of […]

Photos from Dequindre Cut in Detroit

June 2nd, 2018 by alephnaught

Photos from Dequindre Cut in Detroit

A couple weeks ago we visited Detroit; Aviva took me to the Dequindre Cut, a former railroad line that’s now a greenway, walking/biking path, and graffiti art walk. Of course I took some photos and here they are. Translate

Exhibits at the Getty

April 21st, 2018 by alephnaught

Exhibits at the Getty

We went up the hill to visit the Getty Museum – we especially wanted to see the new acquisitions exhibit (including a drawing by Michelangelo). We checked out some of the other special exhibits of course, and here are some pics… Translate

Santa Croce

September 22nd, 2017 by alephnaught

Santa Croce

We got up late and headed out to Santa Croce, which is a huge church built in the 1200s/1300s. On the way we had lunch at a lousy place (we were hungry and in a hurry, a bad travel combination). Translate

Shopping, the Orgnassanti and the Oltrarno

September 21st, 2017 by alephnaught

Shopping, the Orgnassanti and the Oltrarno

We got out late (we’ve given up trying to get going early – being in an apartment makes it easier to hang around somehow). We walked down a few shopping streets, grabbed lunch, and found some really interesting stores (one that specialized in lighting and a rubber duck shop, for example). The lighting store (Controluce) […]

San Lorenzo, the Duomo

September 20th, 2017 by alephnaught

San Lorenzo, the Duomo

We got out a little earlier today. We started with San Lorenzo and it’s library (which was designed by Michelangelo). The cathedral’s face was also designed by Michelangelo but never applied so it looks quite raw from the outside. The line for the Duomo was short so we decided to walk through. To me, the […]

The Duomo Museum and the Medici Riccardi

September 19th, 2017 by alephnaught

The Duomo Museum and the Medici Riccardi

Yet another late start – it’s become standard, we get up and eat a leisurely breakfast and then go out for the afternoon. Today Aviva and I went to the Duomo Museum, which has been complete remodeled. It is now really modern and wonderful, they’ve got a multi-floor model of the Duomo showing key sculptures. […]

Santa Maria Novella

September 18th, 2017 by alephnaught

Santa Maria Novella

We got up very late and grabbed a quick lunch and headed to Santa Maria Novella. It’s a large church with great frescoes by Ghirlandaio (Michelangelo apprenticed with him) and Lippi. We also walked around the cloisters with severely damaged frescoes from Ucello. Then we shopped at Santa Maria Novella Farmacia which goes back to […]

Some sculpture at the Bargello and a failed attempt at Santa Croce

September 17th, 2017 by alephnaught

Some sculpture at the Bargello and a failed attempt at Santa Croce

As usual we got out late. We walked down to the Museo Nazionale del Bargello and checked out the sculpture, then tried to get into Santa Croce – we were too late, services had already started. So we shopped a little, had dinner and headed back to the apartment. Translate

The Ufici

September 16th, 2017 by alephnaught

The Ufici

This day we had a 2P ticket to the Ufici, which means office in Italian. We got an incredibly slow start – my throat is still sore and Aviva didn’t sleep well. So we ended up rushing out at about 1:30, grabbed a fast lunch at Move On, a combination record store and pub. The […]

12345678...20...26