Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Italy Blog #27: Florence: Ancient Restoration Workshop

The Ancient Restoration Workshop
In today's 27th blog about Florence, Italy we take you to peek through a window into the Historic Ancient Restoration Workshop.

DAVID "BORN" / SCULPTED HERE - The ancient, but still active workshop of the Cathedral, where the greatest artists of the past worked, where Michelangelo carved the famous statue of David!

USED TODAY - Today dedicated craftsmen still work there to restore and maintain the great monumental and sculptural heritage of the St. Mary of the Flower Cathedral complex. The sculptors and stonemasons actually use the same tools as Michelangelo, dedicated to preserving not only the art but also the traditions of the trade.

The craftsmen and women still restore pieces from the facade of the Cathedral today. 
left side of workshop
right side of workshop
David (replica)

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next