Category Archives: naples

Naples, 21-22 March 2009

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These two sheep, plump and sloping out of the wind as they head over the brow of the hill, are a wonderful shorthand for a bucolic life the people who commissioned this painting – closed order nuns – had probably … Continue reading

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A wheel within a wheel

This is a convent wheel, currently in the Santa Chiara museum in Naples. I’d never seen one before. It was used in the convents of closed orders, whenever communication with the rest of the world was required. The nun would … Continue reading

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This was seen on a lamp post near Piazza Bellini in Naples yesterday. I don’t think the last line is a joke. If it is, it’s missing a heartfelt need. 

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