05 October 2007

certosa di san maximo

Arches CP 300 gsm, 12" x 9".

a slow day for us; we took a short walk to the funicular up to the high hills of north naples, and took in the view near the certosa di san maximo. after viewing the museum collections we took a taxi back to the hotel and recuperated for some late afternoon shopping.

this is the courtyard of the certosa, a very pleasant corner that had an unusual corkscrew monument surrounded by stone balustrades which were decorated with marble skulls, some with wreaths on their crowns. i never did find out the meaning of this little construction but it was a lot of fun to paint.

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