Pictures from Padova

We took a day trip to the city of Padova and discovered some interesting and beautiful historical architecture and artwork. No visit to Padova would be complete without a visit to the majestic Basilica Sant’Antonio. The frescoes inside of the basilica are incredibly ornate and visually stunning. As are the incredible sculptures and statuary. The… Read more Pictures from Padova

The Abbey of Pomposa

Abbey of Pomposa

Before our impending move, we decided to visit some local sites that we haven’t visited before. One of them was the lovely Abbey of Pomposa. This beautiful and ancient site ( is a real treasure of the Emilia-Romagna region that isn’t well known to foreign tourists. The verdant grounds are bisected by a small river… Read more The Abbey of Pomposa

The Quiescence

The streets of the city are empty and silent. Businesses and schools…shops and restaurants…museums and libraries…all are shuttered and their patrons isolated in houses and apartments. Thanks to the pandemic, we find ourselves in a surreal moment of history where the normal hustle and noise of daily life has been quiesced. Normally, I appreciate the… Read more The Quiescence