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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Thursday, 5 May 2016

The Cloisters.

These photos are from my recent visit to Naples. The 14th century arches provide a beautiful backdrop to the garden behind Santa Chiara church.

The garden was designed by Vaccaro in 1739.









There are 72 octagonal pillars punctuated by seats.
They are all decorated with Majolica tiles painted by Donata and Giuseppe  Massa.


















13 comments:

  1. That Majolica is beautiful, Italy has so much treasures.

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  2. Beautiful, never realised that place was in Naples

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  3. I wonder what they used to paint those pillars with that have kept their brilliance all these centuries. Thanks for the tour! :-)

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  4. I can see you hated the ambiance there.

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  5. Beautiful artwork on the arches and pillars!

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  6. Love the pathway lined with the beautiful pillars and arches -- and the benches.

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  7. Wow, that pillar walk is magical! Never can take too many pics - so keep clicking! And have lots of fun:)

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  8. Beautiful garden decorations. The age of this wonderful work is amazing.

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  9. What a wonderful looking place.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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