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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  • The Battle of San Martino 1 week ago  Some months ago, I visited the site of the Battle of Solferino, a battle in the Italian War of Independence that indirectly led to the founding of the red Cross and the Geneva Convention. This time, whilst I was near here for work, I took a couple of hours off to visit the site of the Battle of...
  • A Day in Florence 4 weeks ago  I have a yearly structural inspection job that I do down in a grubby industrial area close to Florence. It takes me about an hour, and then I have the rest of the day to explore Florence.In past years I have done the obvious stuff like the Cathedral and Baptistry, so this set is about what you...
  • Scenes from a Nightmare 7 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 8 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 8 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...

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