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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  • Romanesque in the Parma Hills 2 weeks ago In the mid Apennines above Parma, there are three charming Romanic Pieve churches. In the last few weeks I have visited three of them.First of is the Pieve di Sasso. I have wanted to see the inside of this church for a long time, but I have always found it closed. Last Sunday I was lucky and found...
  • Simple Romanesque. Pieve di San Paolo, Vendasso - Fivizzano 4 weeks ago  As you descend downwards from the Ceretto Pass towards Fivizzano, you suddenly come across the Pieve of San Paolo, in the small hamlet of Vendaso. It is always open and silent. The simplicity of this Romanesque church is striking; the walls are in bare stonework. The remarkable aspect of this...
  • Pistoia 2 months ago  I was in Pistoia for work a few days ago. This is one of the less well known Tuscan cities, but there are some nice things to see and it is fairly quiet and relaxed, compared to the more famous Tuscan locations. Had a great lunch in the market square with some nice Tuscan meat which is something...
  • Lake Garda 4 months ago I was near Lake Garda for work, and after the appointment I decided to photograph a couple of places nearby. One is new to me, and one is a return visit after seeing it with my wife some months ago. I also visited a couple of towns along the lake.First off we have the "Santuario della Madonna del...
  • Duomo di Fidenza 5 months ago  The cathedral in Fidenza has been on my list of places to visit for some time. A nearby work appointment gave me the opportunity to visit this Romanesque Cathedral in the small city of Fidenza, near Parma.The Cathedral dates from 1117, but has been much altered over the centuries. It is famous...

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