Saturday, 5 October 2013

More of Orvieto...

It's been so busy this week since we started our workshop with Sue, every day has been full to overflowing, so I haven't had much time for blogging. So I haven't processed the photos from the class yet so I'll show you some more of the things we've been seeing and doing....



nibbles at the wine bar on Saturday night...left to right around the table...
Kristi, Bill (Adventures in Italy) Nancy, Sue, Mike (her Dad) Kim, Angela (you can just see the top of her head) and Baukje..


the cloister at the convent, looking from the front doors..


a sleepy night street.....


the houses are just amazing, so well preserved considering most of them are hundreds of years old..



the gorgeous terracotta tiles are lovely and so full of character....


looking up at the walls from lower down on the rock...



the farmhouse just below my window....


there was a celebration of horse and rider on Sunday, over a hundred and fifty horses and riders rode through the streets and met at the Piazza, I'm really not sure why or who they were, but it was quite a sight...


I found this lovely little lace shop just off the main street, loving the way they just have their bolts and rolls of fabric stashed on shelves...



the little display at the door...most of the lace is made outside but they have some very lovely pieces that are made in Umbria...





looking down on the Necropolis, they are still doing an archaeological dig here...


The Duomo from a side street...


the Cathedral was started in 1290 by order of Pope Urban IV to commemorate a miracle said to have taken place in 1263 and was completed in 1591.
The front facade is covered in gilded mosaics, a myriad of quilt patterns looking at me!!


The side and back wall of the Duomo are this distinct black and white stripe, it's not painted but actual black rock..


amazing workmanship....



you can see the Duomo from miles away......


taken from the Palazzone winery ....




the spiral staircase going up (or down) from the old monastery....
and finally, because you know I can't resist a good flower after a storm.....


Taken in the nuns terrace garden after Sundays rain storm....


and a little pink Zinnia, looking up to the Italian sun.....
okay time for some sleep, I'll be back with an update of the weeks creativity as soon as I have internet sorted in the UK next week....

















10 comments:

Jen said...

Hi,Lizzie. It is all just wonderful ,thank you for shareing your great photos.

Jen said...

Hi,Lizzie. It is all just wonderful ,thank you for shareing your great photos.

taylorsoutback said...

You always have such an eye when composing images!

KijkDaarIs said...

Beautiful !!!!
Have a nice day...;0)

Leanne said...

Looks like your having a wonderful time. Love the spiral staircase.

Margaret said...

So lovely! It must be amazing to be surrounded by such ancient streets, houses and cathedrals. I hope you are having a wonderful time! Been following Sue's blog too -- what a treat to have both of you blogging!

Sue said...

Sigh......all so beautiful

soggybottomflats said...

Breathtaking scenery, thanks for sharing..Elaine

pandchintz said...

Fabulous Liz! Looks like you're having lots of fun!

Cherry Pie said...

Beautiful images. So wish I was there.
carol

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