A City With A View: Florence

“In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had 500 years of democracy and peace – and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock.” (Orson Welles) For many Italy is moreContinue reading “A City With A View: Florence”

A Tale of Two Lakes

 “One could live and die here. The outlook seems designed as a balm to the eyes. … the horizon is lined with snow and the foreground alternates between the graceful and the rugged — a truly Shakespearean landscape, all the forces of nature are brought together, with an overwhelming sense of vastness.” (Gustav Flaubert) FollowContinue reading “A Tale of Two Lakes”