Skip to main content

Private Walking Tours: A Stroll through Firenze

One of my favorite things to do in a new city is go on a walking tour. Sometimes I pull out my trusty DK travel guide and meander through the streets on one of their short walks. They always seem to take me double or triple the time, as I read through all of the history and pause to imagine what it would be like to see the area through time.

This photo is from a walking tour through Florence. The couple of hours of discovery ended at dusk in front of the beautiful Basilica Santa Maria Novella. We sat on the bench across and watched the light fade over its facade. We listened as the crowds passed. We returned the next day for a peek inside. We saw many churches in our exploration of Italy. Too many to remember; too many to pick out. But this one, this architectural beauty, was worth noting. They say it was the first great basilica of Florence. 

More info about the basilica:


Popular posts from this blog

I Marched, What's Next?

What can we do? There has to be more than writing letters and posting on social media. This is a work in progress, but these are my thoughts...
Stay educated. If you think the media is misleading you, take charge. Know your sources. Do your research. You don't have to consume the 24-hour repetitive cycle of media. You can focus and keep it to the point. I like NPR, Popular Science, and the technical sources (department sites). If you're curious about education, go to the Dept of Education site! You want to know about the job rates? Go to the Department of Labor reports.

Educate each other. We are failing in this. We need to talk about the issues. Not just reposting articles, but face-to-face or virtually with a personal spin and follow up. We need to have meaningful discussions about the current state of affairs and what is happening. We can only act together if we work together. But serious discussion, not Facebook posts!

A Right Regal Bonsoir (or Imperial Bedroom Revisited)

Elvis Costello doesn't mess around. Last night, at The Chicago Theater, I witnessed a true delight of the senses. Out of respect for the artist's wishes, as requested, I didn't take any pictures or video of the performance. You'll have to live through my description and a grainy, preshow snap.

Wild Horticulture (Little Shop of Horrors)

Last night, I saw Little Shop of Horrors (Crown Point Community Theater edition). This fan-favorite has stood the test of time. People still pack in to see this 80s musical based on a 60s movie. Big production or small, the catchy tunes and dark yet quirky storyline keep people humming and laughing.

CPCT has a great range of shows. From Sartre's thought-provoking No Exit to the whimsical, yet mature, Happily Ever Once Upon they bring entertainment to the community. CPCT brings in plays that are far from mainstream. Evenso, it was a delight to see this classic musical.