Tag Archives: Siena

Under The Dome of Heaven – Baptisteries

A few posts ago, I noted that Venice contains extremely few free-standing Baptisteries.  Santa Maria Assunta on Torcello had one outside the “front door” of the basilica, connected through the front portico to the cathedral, and built soon after 639 A.D.  It was destroyed long … Continue reading

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Taking Possession of a Place

(Welcome!  This is the 4th post in the “Crafting Places” series, “kicked off” on October 4, 2010, with a “Preface”, accessible on-line at http://wp.me/pVUDj-np.  All published posts in the series can be accessed through the “Urban Design” sub-page “Crafting Places” of this “RenaissanceRules” site.) … Continue reading

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Living with David

Travel impressario Rick Steves has written an insightful article, “Living with David”, to propose “a helpful mindset when viewing art”.  The article is at http://www.ricksteves.com/blog/index.cfm?fuseaction=entry&entryID=472 (Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door blog). The approach is extremely helpful in any attempt to … Continue reading

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