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T-shirt Designs: Fountains at the Villa Lante

I enjoy visiting locations where architecture and nature have been combined together. The Villa Lante has terraced landscapes, so it needs retaining walls to support the terracing. It does have two houses, though they disappointed me. Shhhh. The fountains are quite architectural. On the same trip, I went on a guided tour to the Villa d’Este in Tivoli, and Villa Lante in Bagnaia, is similar. I actually ended up liking Villa Lante better because it has retained its history better. At Villa d’Este many of the fountains have been modernized. While updating the plumbing is fine, the fountains were made very splashy and spectacular. Some now shoot water 30 feet into the sky, which was not technically possible 100 years ago.… Read More

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T-Shirt Designs: Mezquita-Catedral de Cordoba

From doing internet searches, I find that dragons come in all shapes, styles, colors, and sizes. The sky is the limit. Lots of creativity permitted. That attracts me. I love letting my imagination run wild. The ribbing in the cathedral ceiling reminded me of wings – bat wings specifically – but bats are, um, not in style these days. Nor are they that big. So, I thought dragon wings. This was before the other two dragons appeared in shirt designs. This was months ago.… Read More

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T-shirt Designs: Casa del Hildago (aka Museo Rodera-Robles)

When I arrived in Segovia, I visited the tourist information place. The nice lady gave me a map of Segovia with tourist stuff marked on it and a very long list of everything on the back side. The list gave a brief description of each location and included small photos from many as well. Casa del Hildago looked interesting. Before going, it can be tough to know if you’re going to tour an empty historic building, or one filled with furniture, or one filled with an art exhibit.… Read More

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