Siena, Italy
May 15, 2011

I reread Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities while in Italy. Words that had previously seemed mythical to me made perfect sense in the author’s hometown. Perhaps reality is still mythic in this view from the sky


St Catherine of Siena’s church at twilight

The vaulted ceiling on the cathedral is covered with a deep blue starry sky. In my humble opinion, Siena’s cathedral schools Florence in its contemplation of the heavens.