A podcast about travel and the delightful moments of adventure on a random afternoon. Come away with me; hop on a train to Paris for a solo lunch date, escape a rainy afternoon pottering around London by taking in an exhibition, travel the world in the pages of a book, dance the night away in old Havana, make new memories in a little village under the Tuscan moonlight, ascend great heights and be treated to astounding views in the hills of Morocco... Afternoons Like This, the side piece to the blog, is an unforgettable journey, filled with a traveller's stories about rediscovering the world at your leisure.
THE ECSTASY OF ST. TERESA
The most notorious sculpture in the Catholic church and it is worth your time. Saints and ecstasies throw in a little scandal and a some wars and we have ourselves history
BASILICA DI SANT'APOLLINARE NUOVO- MAGNIFICENT MOSAICS
History dark and light, mosaics grand and glorious also Charlamagne was inspired by here. Excuse the mispronunciation sometimes but we get there in the end. Come for the Mosaics stay for the dance between Saints and Virgins... because of course. Also who knows you might run into a Monastery of Monks out on the town.
I still don't know if its a Monastery of Monks but I feel like it should be.
PORZIUNCOLAR - ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI
A church within a church and the origins of the Poor Clares. St Francis of Assisi was here.
FLORENCE'S GREATEST HEARTBREAK
Dante Alighieri does not rest in peace here but others do; this church will always haunt Florence for what it does not have but there are other reasons you should totally visit this church.
SEASON 4 INTRO - WE ARE GOING TO CHURCH
This season we are doing things a little different around here... stick with me I promise its worth it, because we are going to church. Sculptures and mysteries of the catholic church let's explore some of the most fascinating stories of some of the most memorable churches I've been to.
Come away with me...
VOGUE & THE PANTHEON
A queen who inspired the most famous pizza is buried here. Raphael lays next to his fiancee of six years having cheated on her with another woman but they rest in peace in death. In the line of succession was Lil Cease; literally Caeser son... its all a big family mess, no less juicy.