St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel

The Vatican is an interesting place.  So much wealth and opulence is on display.  Breathtaking paintings and sculpture, not to mention architecture everywhere you turn.  It’s easy to see why a humble monk like Martin Luther would be outraged with the Catholic Church and demand change.  St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, where we listened to … More St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel

Sculpture in Rome

As you walk through the Borghese Gallery, the Museo Nazionale and even the Vatican Museum, at some point you think to yourself, “Okay, you’ve seen thousands of marble sculptures of naked people and horses, you’ve seen it all right?” and then you turn a corner and you’re standing in front of Bernini’s Rape of Europa, … More Sculpture in Rome

The Trevi Fountain

It seems cliche to write about how beautiful and amazing the Trevi Fountain in Rome is.  Everyone loves it, everyone writes about it.  A masterpiece in Baroque design and aesthetics.  What I realized looking at it’s aqua-marine water and whire marble, listening to the flowing water, and pushing through the huge crowd at 8:00 pm … More The Trevi Fountain

Faeries in London

“O, when she’s angry , she is keen and shrewd!  She was a vixen when she went to school; And though she be but little, she is fierce!” Seeing William Shakespeare’s A Mid-Summer’s Night’t Dream at the Globe Theater in London was fabulous!  The stage set was beautiful, the weather was wonderful, and the audience … More Faeries in London