Lucca the last city in my Tuscan tour.

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Lucca has the energy and remarkable architecture of a much smaller scale Florence.

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Also home to Puccini and some unique crispy fried wafers called “brigidini.”

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The story is that these were created by the nuns of St. Bridgit by mistake when they were trying to make Communion Wafers.

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I think every town needs a cookie mascot. When I get home Iplan to explore this for my home town.

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Another unique thing about Lucca is that it is a walled city that modernized and grew, but unlike Florence and Rome it retained it’s walls.

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These walls have now become like a park that encircles the city.
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Before leaving Lucca we had to stop to get refueled.image

This will be my last post from Italy. I hope to explore some more topics related to my travels when I return home.

For now Ciao Bella!

About Babs

I'm a narrative sculptor navigating her way through the ever-changing currents in what feels like an art ocean. Whether appreciating the calm rhythm of calls for art and exhibiting, or waiting to catch a big wave of inspiration to take me to the top. I just love being in the water. Formerly a pickle packer, theater major, crisis counselor and occupational therapist with a BA in Communications and a BS in Occupational Therapy, only to discover I've always been an artist. My work grows from a strong connection to people and a passion for discovering the beauty in ordinary things. I sculpt figuratively in clay, utilizing the female form and women’s themes. Frequently my inspiration is drawn from childhood memories and my own short poems. Like each of us as humans every work is uniquely influenced by the past and present and has a narrative.
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