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LoveHistory
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Post by LoveHistory » Mon September 20th, 2010, 11:57 pm

Not really adding to the discussion but... How is it possible to be descended from someone who died childless? Or was that part of the Romeo and Juliet story made up?

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Post by Margaret » Tue September 21st, 2010, 3:07 am

What a gorgeous cathedral! I love the blue inset triangles with the gold stars in them (all the more because they weren't the first thing I noticed).
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Post by Madeleine » Tue September 21st, 2010, 11:02 am

That cathedral is fabulous, much more impressive than the Duomo in Florence which, although enormous, hasn't got much to look at inside, art-wise (I think most of it is the galleries now) but Siena is well worth a visit, there is also a wonderful exhibition (or there was when I was there 3 years ago) in a side room of illustrated manuscripts.
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Post by Margaret » Tue September 21st, 2010, 4:04 pm

How is it possible to be descended from someone who died childless? Or was that part of the Romeo and Juliet story made up?
Ha! Good point. Evidently Fortier has altered this part of the story just a bit.
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