Thought of the Day

I don't believe in morality, but I believe in ethical conduct as set out by His Holiness the Dalai Lama: "Ethical conduct = a way of behaving that respects others’ right to be happy".

Saturday, 6 October 2007

summer memories

Et-phone-home sitting on the boat

Uncle Cesare and son

Uncle Cesare in a bagel

Uncle Cesare in his boat

Giacomo splashing up

Snorkelling in a cloud

Breathing deeply

Mummy in relaxing mode

Pink Stevy sunbathing

Spying Giacomo chatting with girls

Winners of the summer football tournament

Stevyy and the bicycles

I gemelli - our holiday hell

A couple deeply in love


Giak & I

Clopis, a Greek drama queen

Clopis & I

Stevy & Giak

Sirolo from the sea

Urbino - Unesco Heritage Site

Palazzo Ducale - Urbino

Glimpse from palazzo ducale

Raffaello House

Babbo & Silvia sipping an espresso al fresco

Tourists of Urbino

A few words on Raffaello - He came from a well-off family as most of the Reneissance artists who could afford to spend their lives painting extremely sophisticated religious icons.

Raffaello's distinctive trait is the grace he injects in his ethereal paintings. Madonna has never been more beautiful than under his brusher:

A bitter competitor of Michelangelo and an admirer of Leonardo, Raffaello's artistic path does not diverge from the other talented painters of his time: from Urbino, he moved to Florence and finally to Rome where he worked on frescoes in the papal apartments (today the Vatican Museums). The school of Athens is one of his most accomplished art-works - the perfect synthesis of the classic world and its philosophical debate.

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