orvieto, italy, italia, orvieto duomo

My, What a Big Duomo You Have -Orvieto, Italy

I'm about at the end of our relaxing time in Orvieto, but no stop to this hilltop Italian town would be complete without a trip to its Duomo. The official name of this impressive building is Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, so you'll understand if I just stick to "Duomo." From the side, with its black and white stripes, the … Continue reading My, What a Big Duomo You Have -Orvieto, Italy

Gallarus Oratory, Ireland, Dingle, Slea head

Travel Pic Thursday: Gallarus Oratory (Ireland)

Since I just started re-reading How the Irish Saved Civilization, I thought a little trip to the Emerald Isle would be perfect for this week's Travel Pic Thursday. I've already taken you to the Poulnabrone Dolmen on the Burren, but this week we're off to another stone structure: Gallarus Oratory on Ireland's Dingle Peninsula. Way … Continue reading Travel Pic Thursday: Gallarus Oratory (Ireland)

Travel Pic Thursday: York Minster (UK)

I'm cheating again with Travel Pic Thursday by stealing borrowing a post from an old blog of mine that has long since gone to blog limbo. As I used to get far more detailed about my travels, this Travel Pic Thursday won't have the usual quick facts, but don't worry because York Minster is fascinating enough … Continue reading Travel Pic Thursday: York Minster (UK)