Sunday, 26 August 2012

The Henry Moore Foundation.

For some reason I've never been to the Henry Moore Foundation before despite living vey close! so.....

Knife Edge two piece

 Locking Piece

Hill Arches

 Mother and Child: Block seat.

The Arch

Figure in Shelter

 The Wall: Background for Sculpture

 Sheep Piece.... appropriate eh!

 Large Reclining Figure

 Large Upright Internal/External form.

 Double Oval

 Large Figure in a Shelter

 Square Form with cut

 The old telephone box is now the Red Cube Gallery

 Visitors to the Foundation and the adjacent Hoops Pub (owned by the Foundation) can have their art displayed here,

Monday, 20 August 2012

Piazza dei Miracoli

Do Pisa's Duomo, Baptistery and Leaning tower need much introduction?

They are stunning!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

The Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens

And so the last full day in Florence......

Today we went south across the Arno to the Pitti Palace. From the outside the Palace looks imposing...

But nothing prepares you for the insterior. Amazing art and every room as the ceiling of incredible quality, a bit like finding all the great halls of England in one place. And unlike the Uffizi and Academia the art is more varied.

However it was lovely to get out and stroll around the  gardens. There were Lizards, a  Red Squirrel and a Firecrest.

We wandered back North for lunch

And onto the Santa Maria Nouvello church - well worth a visit!