April 5th, 2000 by alephnaught

San Marco and the Academia

On the way to San Marco, we saw a toy store that sells military miniatures, which are plastic or metal kits that can be assembled and painted to look like the uniforms and people that fought in wars a long time ago; I used to paint miniatures for a hobby when I was young, so […]

March 29th, 2000 by alephnaught

Church day

Aviva was really psyched for today. We saw the tomb of Julius II in the Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli (St. Peter's in Chains); Michelangelo never finished it, and so Julius II is actually interred in an unmarked grave in St. Peter's Basilica (Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to do the Sistine Chapel and main […]