NIGEL'S RAMBLES

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NIGEL'S RAMBLES
A blog mostly featuring lots of photographs and some words describing my explorations of the high Apennines between Tuscany and Emilia and the Po Valley in Emilia. The articles about the Apennines are spit up into single day walks and cover the whole range from Corno della Scala, Bologna to Passo Cisa, Parma From time to time I stray from the main theme to talk about photography or anything else that interests me.
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  • Scenes from a Nightmare 3 months ago We started the week on Monday in a strange sort of way. We were confined to our Comune, but the shops were open and we could go for our morning coffee and pastry to get the day stated. We still had some sort of normality. The empty streets seemed quite novel.Reggio Emilia Reggio Emilia I took a...
  • More Gonzaga Explorations 3 months ago My exploration of the area around Mantua continues. This is a combination of a couple of trips out. Gazzuolo has been on my list for some time, but San Martino Dell’argine is a new find.  The church in Gazzuolo is a colourful Baroque affair. When I arrived, it was almost pitch-black inside...
  • The Land of the Gonzagas 3 months ago I have an ongoing photographic project to photograph the area of the Province of Mantua once dominated by the Gonzaga family.  Bit by bit I am exploring the area. A couple of old books I picked up in the flea market in Mantua and Google maps are my guide.  It is interesting to explore these...
  • Villa Pasquale. A Rococo Masterpiece. 1 year ago Whilst taking some pictures of the lattice ceiling by Bibiena in Chiesa di S.Maria Assunta, I was told there was an even more impressive piece of architecture by Bibiena in a little village not far from Sabbioneta near Mantua.Villa Pasquale, Sabbioneta, MNVilla Pasquale, Sabbioneta, MN Behind the...
  • Exploring the Land of the Gonzaga's 1 year ago I have been exploring the obscure corners of the province of Mantua of late. I came across these three places on a recent exploration.  The Oratorio dei Campi Bonelli It is one of the best-preserved churches dating from the Middle Ages in the area around Mantua. It is characteristic for its...

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