Author: Gaya

Sydney So Far

Sydney So Far

Sunday in Sydney A post shared by SmallTownGirls MidnightTrains (@smalltowngirlsmidnighttrains) on Jun 19, 2017 at 6:28am PDT ♥ (Apologies for all the unanswered comments — will get to them when I get back.)

San Gimignano: Gelato and Towers in the Tuscan Countryside

San Gimignano: Gelato and Towers in the Tuscan Countryside

♥ San Gimignano is an old, walled Italian hill town in Tuscany surrounded by numerous vineyards and cypresses. ♣ ♣ Centuries ago, during a period of conflict and intense rivalry, San Gimignano’s prominent families tried to outdo each other by building houses of ever increasing […]

Fiesole

Fiesole

♣ ♣ On the hills just above Florence lies the quiet comune of Fiesole. It is famous for its ruins, Roman and Etruscan; for Fra Angelico, who took his vows there as a friar of the Dominican Order; for Monte Ceceri, where Leonardo da Vinci […]

The Last Medici

The Last Medici

♥ ♥ The 18th of February marks the anniversary of the death of Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, the last of Florence’s ultra powerful Medici dynasty. She left the family’s entire art collection to Florence under the condition that none of it be ever taken out […]

Is A Selfie Automatically Shameless?

Is A Selfie Automatically Shameless?

Do you look down on people who take selfies? (Go on, be honest.) Do you think that people who take selfies are necessarily vain or silly or classless or brassy? Are all selfies automatically shameless? Like this girl in the photo — how do you feel about her? […]

Art at the Uffizi

Art at the Uffizi

♥ ♥ I’ll be happily plebeian till the day I die but I learned to appreciate art (and museums) more once I realized it was okay to approach them with less than total reverence. Before, there were paintings or sculptures that I just couldn’t bring […]