Puglia Series: Sunshine in Gallipoli

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Dive deeper into Puglia. – to the clear waters of the Ionian Sea to find the seaside down of Gallipoli. An easy day trip from Lecce.  Don’t forget your swimsuit! Read more

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Early Morning: Lecce, Puglia

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We arrived in Lecce the day before by train and had trouble sleeping.  We woke up to the early morning light and crept out into the stillness of the morning, the grit on the damp stones beneath our feet making the only sound.  Read more

Little Italy in San Francisco

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Christmas Lights on Grant Street, Little Italy in San Francisco

I was born in San Francisco.  When I take one of those silly quizzes that ask you all sorts of odd questions about what you like to do, they always ends up telling me I should move back.  Maybe. Maybe some day. Read more

Michelangelo Plays with Light

Rays of light fill the dome inside  the Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano – St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican in Rome. It is the tallest dome in the world and was built with the explicit instruction that it was to rival Brunelleschi’s dome in Florence. Do you think he accomplished this?

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