Category Archives: On the road

My View For Awhile

As I wing my way away from Gotham.

Just a glimpse or two of some wonderful moments from my stay.
A stroll in Central Park with all the leaves changing.

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A New York Minute

I have met friends at a favorite place in the East Village.

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The Feeder Feed: cabinet edition

At the Met there is a marvelous cabinet that belonged to Card. Barbarini who became Urban VIII. Don’t worry about the number of tassels. The varied.

There are some whimsical depictions of birds, including a reversal of fortune! … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile

Not quite fully rested or completely without traces of the crud I picked up in Roma, but more or less shipshape.

On the way in, an interesting view.

UPDATE:
Hot sour soup and platitude.

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My View For A While

Ah! the distinction, the allure, the romance, the prestige of travel.
If you are ever flying through Rome – Terminal 5 would make certain people from the 1930′s proud – and you are tempted to get a day pass for the … Continue reading

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Rome Update: Of chasubles and cheese

Even though we have apparently now moved into a time when nothing can be beautiful again in the liturgy and we are entirely focused on cars with at least 100k miles, market forces are till at work in Rome.
I stopped … Continue reading

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Rome update

I am in Rome, as some will recall.
Since the end of the pilgrimage I have been doing as much nothing as possible. Alas, a lot of nothing is not possible, so I do as much nothing as possible.
Here, … Continue reading

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My view for a while

Farewell to Venice.
The pilgrimage is officially over and I am off to Rome.  But… sigh… what a sight to have to leave.   And from the relative quiet and clean air to … well… you know.

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Day 9: Of saints and black pasta

Today began with Mass in the crypt of San Marco!  We were at the altar where the tomb of St. Mark was for hundreds of years before it was moved upstairs.
On the way over the basilica we had some water … Continue reading

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Day 8: From lilies to lions

Today we had Mass, early, and then journeyed by train (farewell little buses) from storied Florence to fabled Venice.
Some shots.
Panorama shots are distorted but interesting.

We went pretty much straight to lunch from the hotel.  I started with sardine in saor

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