Saturday, March 21, 2015

More of the story

I've played around with the right side for quite a while. Adding colors, removing colors. Playing with the arch. One of the fascinating things about Genoa is how the movers and shakers of the town kept trying to outdo each other so they, not their neighbor, could welcome distinguished dignitaries with their grand home.
We'd be walking down a street and see an alcove and inside was a grand foyer with elaborate murals on all the walls and on the ceiling. This would lead into a courtyard complete with fountains and life size marble sculptures and then into the private home. Until you got to the private entrance to the home, all was open for anyone to view. If we hadn't walked the streets, we would have missed the amazing art and architecture. We'd walk back and forth across the small streets just to see what impressive display was next.

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