Put succinctly, I went to Italy to see a church.
Yeah… that’s when the wife suggested that my sister would make a better companion for the trip.
I have always loved church buildings – whatever the religion. They are such wonderful meditative environments. I am fascinated by the spaces people have created to allow them focused contemplation of the supernatural.
When I started researching blogs in October 2012, I found a photo of the duomo (an Italian cathedral) on someone’s site. One look and all I thought was “I need to see that!”
It was the zebra pillars that did it.
So in May, to celebrate my health being less scary than it’s been over the past two years, I made the trip to Siena to see this wonder of religious architecture.