Under the sunny Tuscan Sun

Heheh… inspiration for this title from somewhere… though we modified it a little. Like Xiaomi with the Mi-Pad… So you all know about Tuscany right? We assume that you know while Italy is said to be the country where the renaissance sprang forth, it was really in the city of Florence where the engines apparently were. Ok so debate with us about that…

For you see the Tuscan sun appeared to have set off a spark.

This spark ignited first a small fire. A fiery passion for learning and discovery. From which grew the vines of institutions, established by hot blooded patrons (read Medicis). It might be callous to say that it is obvious, but it should be. For this melange of talented & machiavellian individuals, powerful political patrons in a period of economic resurgence helped transform and propel medieval Europe out of her slumber towards the modern age. Of course a lot of money and power helped.

Waah. Chim siah = deep huh? Suppose we are in knee deep of ink water (墨水) today. For red dotters, don’t be ‘stunned like vegetable’ ok? Heheh…

This was the final leg of our round-the-boot tour of Italy from many a year back (here). And it was go…ood (try pulling and emphasizing this). For it had led us to the beautiful cities of Florence, Siena and Pisa. Yes we helped to hold up the leaning tower with our bare hands (and eye power), imagined riding the horses on the Palio and pretended to have made some sketches with Leonardo (not the turtle).

Did you not do any of that when you were there? In Tuscany we mean. What were you doing then?

P.S: Happy all fools day! Enjoy spoofing one another!

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

15 thoughts on “Under the sunny Tuscan Sun”

  1. Really “chim” haha… I had been to most of the places you mentioned in this post. Very much enjoyed the Tuscan sun and the city. I believe due to the slight tilt, that’s why the Tower of Pisa attracts so many people to visit the famous landmark. Hopefully they manage to stop the tower from further leaning.

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