Saturday, August 14, 2010

Thursday's Head Start Class

Thursday's field trip was to downtown Vicenza. Tuesdays and Thursdays are market days, but Thursdays are larger. It was wall to wall stalls everywhere!!! Lots to see and the people watching was almost as much fun, lol!
Vicenza's Bishops crest
Vicenza's Cathedral
Our amazing teacher, Ilaria!!!

Oldest home in Vicenza, built and owned by a famous family.
UPS guy in Italy, lol!
Pharmacy sign

These musicians were playing downtown all morning! It was so much fun to walk all around, shop, and be serenaded! You'll notice the little girl dancing - she would have done even The Bella proud, lol!!!
Make up is crazy-stupid expensive here!!
We visited the Teatre Olimpico again, and these blue lights weren't on then so I took some shots.
These mosaics were found during construction. All are from Vicenza.
Model of a Vicenza home during Rome's reign.


Kristina P. said...

Your camera must be working overtime!

Deanna said...

Hope you are learning a lot in those Head Start classes. Your teacher looks so young!

The photos are amazing. Keep 'em coming.

Cherie said...

Fun Photos!! I love the UPS guy! It is fun to see "American" things in other countries!

AliceKay said...

Vincenza's Cathedral is beautiful. I clicked on most of these pictures so I could see them up close. They were captivating. I've never been to a Cathedral, but I'd love to visit one someday.

Your picture of the confessionals caught me a little off guard, but it was a great pic. We haven't had those kinds of confessionals in our church in years. They were removed and replaced with one room a long time ago. I think I prefer the older method over the face-to-face confession we do today. *shrugs*

The pipe organ was beautiful. (did you use that word to describe the things you've seen as much as I've used it in commenting on them?)

I noticed all of the flowers hanging from the balconies in the pictures of Vincenza's oldest home. They really added a nice touch to the scenery.

The little girl who was dancing needs to be in a dance contest with Bella. LOL That sure would be fun to watch. The street musicians sounded great. Looks like fun.

Those are incredible mosaics in the Teatre Olimpico.

When you see works of art such as these, you wonder (at least I do) how they actually built these things or painted such things. Your pictures have me mesmerized. :)

Anonymous said...

The pictures are beautiful I really loved the one about the oldest home that is just breath taking, the video looked so much fun :o)

Christina said...

Beauty abounds! I love the inside of the cathedral. I am assuming the famous family is italian so we would not know who it was..... and sephora is expensive anywhere you go!

Intense Guy said...

I hope seeing the UPS guy's backside didn't get y'all homesick...


Sounds like you are enjoying the scenary. :)

Grand Pooba said...

wow! Thos pics are amazing, i can't imagine how much better those sites are in person!

LadyStyx said...

Time to start loading some of these gorgeous photos into a Flickr account, darling.