travels, photos, and family
We are (I am) wearing down with all this sightseeing, so we planned a leisurely morning with a walk to the river Tiber. The plan was to stop by the Campidoglio Piazza that Michelangelo designed and quickly realized that it was a major historical area. So here we are at the Capitoline Museum with giant pieces of Constantine.
We did get to the river and were refreshed by the sound and coolness of the water. Large Sycamore trees are planted all along the stretch we visited, so it was shady and quite lovely.
On our way back, we happened upon Sacro Argentina, a quirky square block area of Roman ruins that is also a cat sanctuary. It was mid afternoon so all the kitties except one were hiding.
Another highlight today was to find a major exhibition of Frida Kahlo’s work. The show beckoned because of the air conditioning, but was well-presented and curated. It included pages of sketches, early work, and even some color home movies of Frida and Diego Rivera. An additional treat! I feel like I’ve been eating too much art — Michelangelo in the a.m. and Kahlo in the p.m. No wonder I have a headache (just kidding).
Sounds delightful! I’ve always wondered about her work after certain stories in Santa Fe.
Hi Beth–This is Shirley. Unfortunately but understandably, no photos were allowed at the exhibit. But it was quite fascinating and seemed more “close to home” being from our own hemisphere, I think.
Can you eat too much art? I’m sure by this point sensory overload IS taking place. Nonetheless nice happenstance to find an exhibit on Frieda. It sounds like it was well done.