The Garden of Tarot near Capalbio. Mosaic sculptures designed by artist Niki de Saint Phalle. Inspired by Gaudi’s Parc Guell, another of my favorite places.
The park of monsters in Bomarzo. Commisioned by Prince Orsini in 1550.
Designed by Pirro Ligorio who also built Villa d’Este in Tivoli.
Junior Year in Spain (1966) may have worried my parents into Senior citizens, but it expanded my horizons.
In 1999, Larry & I visited Madrid together and traveled to Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba and many towns in between. En route to Morocco (2015), we flew in/out of Madrid and enjoyed several days there. Madrid swings!
Faraway places with strange sounding names called to us to Turkey.Istanbul: Topkapi, Beyogul, Taksim, Bosphorus, Sultanahmet, Haghia Sophia. We absorbed sights, scents and sounds of this superb city. Cappadocia: Goreme, Pasabagi, Avanos, Nevsehir. We climbed amazing rock formations, crawled around in underground and cave cities. Konya: Rumi & whirling dervishes. Through Taurus mountains to Antalya and Agean sea where we swam in Oludentz blue lagoon and sailed on traditional gulet boat from Olympos & Demre to Fethiye. Healing spa since Cleopatra’s time, Hierapolis/Pamukkale is UNESCO World Heritage site with carbonite terraces called Travertines and hot mineral springs.We toured Roman ruins at Ephesus where Seljiuk storks build nests atop Artemis temple.