Huaca Pucllana

This was such a neat place to see right in the center of Lima, Miraflores. “possibly from Quechua wak’a a local shrine to a protector deity, a sacred place, sacred, pukllana game” #wiki. It’s very well preserved but there is also work being done to restore parts of the pyramid that do need repaired. Pre-Inca temple approx 400 AD, made of millions of clay/adobe bricks. There is a small portion of the grounds dedicated to a garden and pens for a few resident chickens, guinea pigs and of course llamas and alpacas.

Bergamo – Citta Alta

This historic Lombard town at the base of the Bergamo Foothills, but raising above Bergamo’s Citta Bassa, was the highlight of my time in northern Italy. Though we spent just the one evening and night, this town’s charm will always hold a special place in my heart.

Via Gombito

Bergamo cobblestones – Via Gombito

Piazza della Cittadella

Here comes the rain…

Spumoni

Unlike any I’ve ever seen

Pane alla Uva

Mmmmmm raisin bread

Giallo rosas

Giallo rosas

Castello di San Vigilio

Castello di San Vigilio – start 1166, complete 1335

View toward Sombreno

Beautiful view from Salita dello Scorlazzone

Cappella Colleoni & Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiori

Cappella Colleoni (R) & Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (L)

Campanone Torre Civia

Campanone Torre Civia

Reading scipture

Reading scipture

Church of San Vigilio - Bergamo

Church of San Vigilio – Bergamo

Giottesque frescoes

Giottesque frescoes from an unknown artist, with Histories of St Aegidius, The Last Supper and the Tree of Life (1347), partially covered by a 17th-century fresco. (source: wiki)

Citta Alta - Bergamo

View from Chiesetta San Vigilio

Milan in a Day

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First things first…

Arco dell Pace

Arco dell Pace

Roses in the park

And then these…!

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle – Torre Umberto I o del Filarete

Sforzesco Castle - Torre Falconiera

This moat looks quite difficult to mow… 😉

Milan Duomo

The sound!…!

Milan

That view!…!

Milan Duomo -And that view... sigh...

And that view… sigh…

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Rubbing the bronze carving of Christ is thought to bring good luck.

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Duomo di Milan