Sunday, December 20, 2015

Travel Tales - Blogging Break - Seasonal Greetings and Best Wishes For 2016

I am taking a break from blogging for the next few weeks, until after Twelfth Night. I will however continue to post as often as I can on my Instagram account.

I look forward to returning next year to share many more Travel Tales with you all. Thankyou so much to my followers here for your continuing support.

Wishing you all Seasonal Greetings and Very Best Wishes For 2016

Photos in this collage are all taken by me in Tywyn, Wales - Featuring The White Hall Hotel,  Wendy's News and the Tywyn Christmas Tree and Lights.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Faces On Friday - Bomarzo Monster Park - Italy

Whilst sorting through some old photos this morning I came across this one taken by my late husband ten years ago of myself and my nephew Scott at Bomarzo. A fun choice I felt for my Faces On Friday feature!

The town of Bomarzo is near Viterbo near where I used to live in Italy and its main attraction is a garden, referred to locally as the 'Bosco dei Mostri' or 'Park of Monsters'. It is named such after the larger than life sculptures dotted around the garden.

The garden was created by Pier Francesco Orsini, called Vicino (1528–1588), who was a keen patron of the arts.  After the death of his wife, Giulia Farnesehe created the gardens in her memory. The design has been attributed to Pirro Ligorio, a well known architect and antiquarian of the time.
The park of Bomarzo was intended not to please, but to astonish and that it certainly does!

With thanks to the following sites, where you can find out more about this fascinating park.