Friday, May 8, 2009

It's Leaning and a Ring Bearer Pillow With Pink Ribbon

Saturdays are my sightseeing days so sit back and relax while I give you a tour, which I am hoping you will enjoy. Chandy from http://whatnowtablescapes.blogspot.com/ is taking us for a tour too so be sure you stop by her site too.

Today, I am taking you to the Italian Tuscan village of Pisa. Let's go to the Piazza dei Miracoli, Plaza of Miracles in english. Although this Leaning Tower of Pisa is the most popular in the plaza, there are other gorgeous building in that square. These buildings possess the magnificence of marble and ancient walls with wonderful architecture.
I can't say that I did not try to straighten up the tower but I was unsuccessful. LOL! It's heavy!
Isn't this a gorgeous statue of little children? This is right in front of the tower.
This is the Duomo, the medieval Cathedral. Constructed in 1063, it has both Muslim and Byzantine influences. It has a massive beautiful bronze entry door. I am sorry, I forgot to upload a picture. Inside, it has impressive granite Corinthian columns between the nave and the aisles.
Camposanto Monumentale.
This monumental cemetery, which is in the northern edge of the sqaure is probably the most beautiful cemetery in the world. I contains a huge collection of Roman sculptures and funeral receptacle for a corpes known as sarcophagi.
The next pictures were taken inside the camposanto.
Here's AJ busy taking pictures.
a sarcophagus
This Baptistery, a round Romanesque building which is the largest baptistry in Italy, was dedicated to St. John the Baptist. It stands opposite the west end of the Duomo.
Inside the baptistry is this marble pulpit, carved by Nicola Pisano in 1260.
looking up inside the baptistry

Look at all the tourists shopping at the souvenir vendors.

Here's AJ asking me to buy a Pinocchio puppet for her friend. Did you know Pinocchio was born in Tuscany?
Thank you for joining my tour again. Make sure you visit Chandy and take her tour too. I promise you won't be disappointed. If anybody else wants to post pictures for Sightseeing Sat., please do so. Chandy and I need company. We are getting pretty lonely. LOL! Just let me know before Friday evening so I can post your link on my blog. I will be in Florida next week but I will stay in touch.
Of course, Saturday is also Pink Saturday. Check out our hostess, Beverly's pinks at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ and then see who else is flaunting their lovely pinks.
The reason I am going to Florida aside from visiting my children and grandchildren is becasue my stepdaughter is getting married. I was assigned to sew the ring bearer pillow for her. I just made it yesterday and here it is. It has bouganville pink, green and chocolate brown ribbons, which are the wedding colors. I brought the green embroidered trimming from Grand Cayman. I hope the bride will like it.
Thanks again for visiting my blog. I love having you all and I hope you all have a nice weekend!

27 comments:

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I so enjoy your trips. Thank you for sharing them. My husband goes to Italy in a few days. Lovely pillow. I'm sure she will think so, too. Happy PS!

Linda said...

Love the leaning tower of Pisa - it probably wouldn't be famous at all if it were straight! That pillow is fabulous and I know it will be a hit! Beautiful! Linda

Helen said...

I love it when you take all of us along on your sightseeing travels .... so much fun!

Chandy said...

Christine, you are starting to give me cabin's fever! LOL

I love all the places you went to and it looks like AJ is following in your footsteps, huh? ;-)

That pillow is gor-geous! If the bride doesn't like it, send it over! Great job on it!

Sares said...

Breathtaking travel photos. I am so enjoying all of your travels! The ring bearer pillow turned out fantastic, I'm sure the Bride will love it! Happy Pink Saturday and have a great weekend1

Marie Reed said...

A wedding! How delightful! The pillow is so glamorous and is just perfect:)

Smilingsal said...

I've been to Pisa and bought a Pinocchio from a street vendor. Your pillow will be appreciated. Happy Pink Saturday!

mbkatc230 said...

Thanks for the trip to Italy Christine! What lovely buildings, I especially love the Baptistry. And the ring bearer pillow is just beautiful, I'm sure the bride will love it. Kathy

maidenshade said...

What wonderful tour and adorable pillow! I'm adding your link to my blogroll - will you add mine too, please? Happy Pink Saturday and Mother's Day to us, one and all!

xJ
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KBeau said...

Thanks for taking me back to Pisa. I enjoyed reminiscing. Your pillow for the ring bearer is just beautiful.

marty39 said...

Oh Christine, your tour throught the village of Pisa was so interesting. YOu always have the best pictures and descriptions. It makes me feel like I was right there.
Your ring bearer pillow is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors she chose. So pretty together, and your Green fabric that you added to the pillowis stunning.
Have a good trip and most of all HAPPY MOTHERS DAY. I hope it is the best. Hugs, Marty

Nicole ~ said...

That looks pretty heavy, what a fun picture!! Thanks for the tour of all the amazing sights of Pisa.

You did a wonderful job on the ring bearer’s pillow. The green embroidered trimming is the icing on top of the cake!! Wow, it is gorgeous!!

Have a safe trip to Florida, Nicole

Happy To Be said...

May you have a wonderful Mothers day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Michelle said...

The ring pillow is so elegant!!

Have a great Pink Saturday!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Have a great Mother's Day ~ Susan

Rue said...

Hi Christine :)

I would LOVE to go to Italy! Thank you for sharing your trip :)

The pillow turned out beautiful! She'll love it for sure.

Happy Mother's Day tomorrow sweet friend :)

xo,
rue

Bellamere Cottage said...

You are a great tour guide! Thanks so much.

Blessings,
Spencer

Joyce said...

I have been to Pisa but it was such a quick visit I never went inside the church there. It was on and off the tour bus and take a photo and back on heading to Florence. The pillow for the wedding is so pretty. I know that the bride will love it. Your are very talented as I can't sew. Happy Mother's day to you.
Joyce

Julie said...

I love the ring bearer pillow...The color combination is beautiful! Have a safe trip to Florida!

imjacobsmom said...

Christine, Another great adventure! I would love to go to Rome. AJ doesn't know how lucky she's got it! ~ Have fun at the wedding -take lots of pix! Your pillow will be a hit! ~ Robyn

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Thanks for sharing these special pictures with us all!

Happy PS & Happy Mother's Day!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Christine,
Beautiful travel photos. I've been to Italy, but not to this part!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, that ring bearer pillow is gorgeous. That green fabric is so pretty. There is no way the bride could keep from being thrilled with it! Love that look on AJ's face. Who could resist buying anything for that cutie? Cute picture of you trying to straigten the tower. Thanks for taking me on another trip. laurie

someplace in thyme said...

That is so cool my friend, Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mothers Day too, Char

Tootsie said...

is there any place you have NOT been? I remember you showing us stuff all last year too!!
I love it
Happy Mom's day!

Blessings of Health and Prosperity said...

Wow what a wonderful trip! What a lucky girl you are. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day. Blessings and hugs, Celene

Cindy said...

Christina,
You have to be the best traveled woman around! Great pics and the ring bearer pillow is so creative and pretty. Hugs, Cindy

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