We spent the morning catching up on the things one has to do .... even when traveling. It was half past twelve before we headed out the door. It doesn't help that I seem to be catching a cold. But, being a good trooper, we walked to the bus stop and caught Bus # D as it was the first to arrive.
The bottom floor of the Museum features one of the world's best collections of Fra Angelico's paintings. The upstairs contains small individual cells (sleeping quarters) for the monks. Each cell features a different moment in the life of Christ for the monk to contemplate while he is waiting for sleep to close his eyes as he enters another world of dreams. Many of these cell frescos are by Fra Angelico. An interesting note; the hallo of Judes is painted black.
By the time we finished this museum...it was hard to leave as there was much to see and digest about these religious men. The best was last as we entered the Library, once the biggest and best in the world, to view a few of the magnificient books that were hand written by the monks.
Soon I was at Conad's, my favorite grocery store, for the supplies we needed. Time is running short so we don't buy too much. I did pick up two bottles of inexpensive wine (about $3.00 a bottle) and will probably end of leaving one of them for the next guests in our apartment. But better two many than not enough! I arrived home about half an hour before Jim, his second museum was already closed so he'd walked home instead of riding the bus as planned.
About five o'clock we had an early dinner and then Jim left at 6:30 pm to walk to a church that he'd found near the Bargello Museum that had a seven o'clock Mass, St. Philip Neri. I decided to wait an go in the morning as my tasty but far too rich McDonald's treat was giving me a bad reaction! Plus I'd started taking cold medication and I was feeling a reaction to that also.
A quiet evening with one game of Hand and Foot cards before calling it a night. Tomorrow is our last day and I will post this then. You may or may not get a another one before we arrive in England on Monday evening. Ciao
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