Santa Maria della Scala is a former hospital in Siena, Italy, which is now a museum. The hospital was dedicated to caring for abandoned children, the poor, the sick, and pilgrims and is one of the oldest hospitals in the world. The hospital gets its name from the Piazza Del Duomo from Siena Cathedral. Santa […]
Make sure to scroll to the bottom and select page 2 for more photos at the Ufizzi! The Ufizzi is one of Italy’s greatest art galleries. Art includes Florentine paintings, Byzantine icons, early Medieval works, as well as Renaissance masterpieces and Mannerist paintings. The museum was built in 1560-80 to house offices for Duke Cosimo […]
With temperatures in the units this week, the Potomac River and the Tidal Basin were frozen over. After freezing to get some of these pictures, we spent the day in the Sackler and Freer Galleries (and mad a couple quick stops in the Hirshhorn and Air and Space Museums).
At the end of our Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Europe Trip, we were lucky to visit with long-time friends Mark and Tom in London. Apart from some fun times catching up, we visited the Tate Modern for views from the tower, had fish & chips in an old pub, slid down the gigantic new slide […]