Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Island in the Sun

An archipelago of seven islands sitting in the Mediterranean Sea three of which are inhabited. However, between them they have 365 churches - that's one for each day of the year. Staying on the largest island inhabited since 5200 BC. Occupied and ruled in turn by Phoenicians, Romans, Moors, Normans, Sicilians, Spanish, Order of St. John, French and finally the British.
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I am hoping to see these two paintings - they are by one of Italy's greatest Baroque High Renaissance painters - a favourite artist of my youngest son.

23 comments:

  1. Dear Rosemary, Love your charming postcard. Looking forward to the next instalment.

    Looks like Caravaggio is following you. The chopping off of heads seems to be a re-occurring theme.

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  2. Explore, rest and have fun. :)

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  3. Have fun in the sun! Looking forward to your holiday photos!

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  4. Have a lovely holiday. It sounds as though it'll be a fascinating trip.

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  5. Enjoy dear Rosemary!Have fun!
    I'm in the Netherlands again!!
    Happy March!
    Dimi...

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  6. I'm guessing you are in Malta. Have a lovely soul enriching time.

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  7. What fun, how exciting Rosemary. That looks like Caravaggio, wonderful pictures. I was awestruck by his paintings which I saw in Rome. 365 churches is incredible, and I can't wait to hear where you have been.

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  8. Have a wonderful time ...

    All the best Jan

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  9. Off on your travels again - you certainly have wanderlust. Enjoy.

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  10. Enjoy your travels - and especially, enjoy the sunshine!

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  11. Have a lovely time, Rosemary, and enjoy!

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  12. Have a lovely time Rosemary!

    Madelief x

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  13. The light in these paintings is striking ! Wishing you a wonderful time in the 'Isole Eolie ' !

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  14. My parents lived in Malta for a few years. Caravaggio's The Heading of John the Baptist is such an impressive painting. So big, so dark but amazing. Enjoy!

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  15. Looking forward to your photos. Enjoy!

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  16. Have a happy vacation.
    These photos are lovely.

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  17. Enjoy Malta in the spring. I look forward to the photos from your holiday.

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  18. Hello Rosemary,

    Wishing you a great trip. I will look forward to your adventures and discoveries. Helen xx

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  19. Hi Rosemary,
    Can't wait to see the photos of Malta!
    Bea Cupcake

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