On the left are link to pages that provide a photo-and-text record of the vacation trips we have taken over the last three decades.
What was at one time many different pages displaying some 470 bird species seen on different trips, is now better organized in this collection
Research for our trip to Tuscany in 2005 led to the assembly of this page, covering developments in art from the 11th to 18th centuries. This period includes what is called 'The Renaissance', that occurred in both Italy and Northern Europe. The site provides brief biographies of 118 artists, including not only Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian and Michaelangelo, but others who made significant contributions to art during the period. Each bio shows the artists' better known works.