Friday, May 30, 2008


Under the Tuscan Sun brought back memories but it was not a very exciting memoir. I have moved on to Middlesex a novel by Jeffrey Eugenides about a Greek American family. So, here are my photos of Corfu in Greece.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Vatican City

Remember Angels and Demon by Dan Brown? The setting included Vatican City. These photos were taken when we visited the Vatican museum and St. Peter's Basilica. I managed to capture a photo of the Swiss guards at the Vatican. They are unmarried Roman Catholics. Their uniform have the colors of the Medici family that dominated Florence and Tuscany.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

More Photos of Italy

All these are my photos of Rome, Italy. The first photo is a gothic dominican church, Santa Maria sopra Minerva, near to the Pantheon. The second is an obelisk outside the church. The third is of Castel Sant'Angelo taken while on the way to Piazza Navona . The fourth is the Fontana di Nettuno (Neptune fountain) in the Piazza Navona, and the last one is the Pantheon.

Piazza Navona is mentioned by Dan Brown in Angels and Demons.

I started Under the Tuscan Sun yesterday. It's by Frances Mayes.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Next Meeting - Between, Georgia

Our next meeting is June 20 and we'll be discussing Between, Georgia by Joshilyn, Jackson. Jackson's most recent book is actually The Girl Who Stopped Swimming available at Waycross College library.

Friday, May 23, 2008

These are for you to view Ana

These are all of Santorini, Greece. Only three ways to get to the main town of Thira: cable car, donkey, climb up 500 plus steps.
Now I have to go look for a novel set in Greece. Any suggestions?

Assisi, Italy

These are all of Assisi in Italy.
We are reading about Italy in the first half of the book Eat, Pray, Love so I thought I'd share some of the photos I took 2 weeks ago.

Fonte Gaia

This is another photo I took of the fountain. This panel apparently features Rhea Silvia nursing Remus and Romulus, the founders of Rome.

Tuscany region, Italy

I took this photo of the Fonte Gaia by the Palio in Siena, Italy.
I was advised on the plane ride from Italy to read this book, Under the Tuscan Sun which was made into a movie.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Door of Paradise - Florence, Italy

This is a photo I took of one panel of the bronze door of the Florence Baptistry in Florence, Italy - Moses and the Ten Commandments. Unfortunately you can't actually see Moses in this photo.

Italy .... the country with lots of small cars, ice cream (gelato), churches, ruins, naked statues, and tourists.

We meet this week to discuss Eat, Pray, Love. Take a look at this interview with Gilbert. The first section of course is all about Italy.