Monthly Archives: July 2014

Barcelona: The Sagrada Familia (Sacred Family)

The Sagrada Familia is one of several buildings in Barcelona designed by Antoni Gaudi. This is not only the most beautiful church I’ve seen, it’s the most beautiful building I’ve ever seen.       Advertisements

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Florence, Italy: Michelangelo’s David

David tends to be defined by two stories: David and Goliath and David and Bathsheba. In the first story he is reduced to a childlike hero who overcame insurmountable odds. In the second story he’s an adulterer and murderer. Yet

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Florence, Italy: Church of Santa Croce (Holy Cross)

Santa Croce dates back to 1294 and is the burial place of Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli. The beautiful art and architecture includes works by Donatello, Brunelleschi, and Giotto.       

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Florence, Italy: Church of San Lorenzo and the Medici Chapels

The Medici Family ruled Florence for nearly 300 years. They were patrons of the arts and their wealth, power, and influence were critical to the Italian Renaissance. San Lorenzo and the Medici chapels feature the work of Michelangelo. Brunelleschi and

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Florence Italy – Museum of San Marco

Museum of San Marco My wife and I just returned from two weeks in Europe. It occurred to me that some of the places we visited would have interest to the readers of this blog. So before we jump back

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