This is the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, Italy, not far from Venice.
Giotto painted the entire interior in the most fabulous frescos of biblical scenes, the background an exquisite lapis lazuli blue, around 700 years ago.
More than anything else in Italy, I have longed to see this for many years.
Here's the Annunciation. I find it completely charming that the buildings are often in a different scale from the figures...
Well, so far it is proving difficult to access tickets which must be purchased in advance. I have found the website difficult to manage, and having 'opened an account' as requested, I then received an email with, presumably, further instructions. In Italian.
Which I cannot speak or read.
I tried ringing the Chapel, but was put on hold for 5 minutes, after which the line went dead. Hate to think what the phone account for that will be.
But I will not give up!!!
My dear friend J, aka Caitlin's Grandma, has been to Peru.
And look what she brought back for me:
The cutest little pottery Christmas Nativity figures Ever...
The perfect gift for a Christmas tragic..
We took a turn round the Antique Centre: 3 vintage Golden Books for Little Aussie - done...
Little Prince George made his first official public appearance -
You have to start them young..
He is a real cutie pie - taking it all in..
In other riveting news, the last time I did any crotchet was to make a blanket for my first-born, something like these..
Mine was yellow and white, like this one, but I have no photos and the blanket seems to have disappeared.
Last week lovely D gave me some wool and crotchet hooks. It's like riding a bike - my hands remembered the 'how to' and hadn't forgotten at all.
Three granny squares done.
I have no idea what I am making, but I'll just keep on going.
The only bit I forget is how to join them together nicely.
Hugs to all grand-children!
EDITED TO ADD:
Thank you all for your helpful suggestions. With the help of an online translator we could read the email, which connected us to the ticket reservation site. It was in Italian, but with the help of a little Italian dictionary Mr C received for Christmas, we worked it out. Have made reservations for the night showing on day 1, and another for the afternoon of day 2. Just to be sure..