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Tagged With: Florence

An Idiosyncratic Survey of Sculpture, in Gardens of the Western World

APRIL, 2015 As we create our gardens, we often find that the presence of plant material alone cannot satisfy our aesthetic sensibilities, and so we begin the often perplexing quest for objects to use as decoration for our little Edens. Sometimes, our beds of well-tended plants seem incomplete and in need of punctuation. The dedicated … Continue reading »

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Florence & Lucca: The Villas, Gardens & Treasures of Tuscany

September 6, 2012 Thursday. My friend Donn Brous and I arrived in Florence on Wednesday afternoon, and we settled into the Hotel Hermitage, which has always been my bolt-hole in that City. I’m drawn back by the Hermitage’s Historic District location overlooking the Arno, the Vasari Corridor… … and the Ponte Vecchio. The Hotel has … Continue reading »

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