Then we went to the chapel where the Michelangelo monuments for Lorenzo and (another Medici I can't remember) are displayed. INCREDIBLE!!! The workmanship, the polish of the marble, the muscular delineation, the sinewy definition, the casually seductive poses of the "Day and Night, "Dawn and Evening" - the genius!!! Ah! Truly ecstacy!!
but NO PHOTOS ALLOWED!!! BOO!!! I sat in the foyer while Pat went to check out of our hotel and check our bags.
I needed the rest! :-(
Next, a taxi to the Museo San Marco, a Dominican monastery decorated by Fra Angelico! The individual monks
's cells each had a Fra Angelico masterpiece frescoed on the wall. I took a photo of every cell (until I found out that photos were not allowed!! Oooooops!) Each one was wonderful!
|Noli me tangere|
|Pat contemplating a Fra Angelico crucifixion|
Now, after this we had lunch and attempted the Uffizi - we figured the line would be down the street, but we were wrong. We walked in and asked for 2 tickets and we got them....just like that!!!!! Sorry to say that there are NO photos in the Uffizi and there are guards everywhere, so no photos of any of this amazing art. If you have been to the Uffizi, you know what I am talking about; if you haven't been, GO!!!
Here we are on the roof, enjoying the view (and the chairs!!!)