The Santa Maria delle Grazie is a church and Dominican convent in Milan, Italy.  One of its claims to fame is the 15th century mural of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.  Although it was one of the few walls of the to survive WWII bombings, the mural is decaying so quickly that only a […]

If you don’t know what to expect, seeing the Mona Lisa, or La Joconde as she’s called at home in France, can be a bit of a letdown.  The portrait which has been called the best known, most visited, most written about, most sung about, and most parodied work of art in the world is only […]

One chateau down, seven more to go!  I’ve heard Clos Luce referred to as both a chateau and a manor.  The official website refers to Clos Luce as a chateau, so I will do the same from here on out. Chateau du Clos Luce is just down the road from the Chateau d’Amboise in the Loire Valley […]