Travel TBT: The Italian town of Assisi in Umbria is one of the most beautiful, meaningful and spiritually moving places that I’ve ever visited. The entire region is breathtaking and fascinating and there are too many significant and special places in Assisi for one post, so I highlight what is perhaps Assisi’s most iconic structure: the 13th century Basilica of Saint Francis which is the mother church of the Franciscan Order and repository of Saint Francis’ remains and of those of many of his friars and friends. The first pictures show the frescoes along the nave of the Upper Church depicting the life of Saint Francis by early Renaissance master, Giotto, who painted these masterpieces between 1279-1300. These frescoes and the other works by Cimabue, Lorenzetti and Martini in the Basilica are masterworks of supreme art historical importance. Giotto’s frescoes show some of the earliest known representations of Saint Francis and scenes from his remarkable life. Picture 7 shows the tomb of Saint Francis and his closest followers in the crypt down below. The rest are of the outside of the Basilica and convent. The last picture was the first I took on my approach to the town of Assisi when I first saw the Basilica in the distance beyond the sunflower fields. I took this picture with eyes full of tears of awe and joy.
🌊🏝Двухдневный экскурс на 11 островов Андаманского моря, среди которых наиболее выделялись остров Бонда и острова Пхи Пхи, где снимался «Пляж». Относятся к провинции Краби. Ночлег был в самом тусовочном месте -острове Пхи Пхи Дон (тайская Ибица). Организаторам ✊🏼, воспоминания и картинки в памяти надолго 😊