A pilgrimage and Escher/Un pellegrinaggio e Escher

I set off early this morning, hoping to find a bus to take me to The San Luca church, but there wasn’t one, so I walked … Mamma mia … There and back was about 20 ks, but what a beautiful church and almost the entire route is “porticoed” – my fellow pilgrims told me that the portico is the longest in the world, and that all people who originate from Bologna go back to the church when they return to their city – Reanda, is this true? I went to the mass – it was packed, and then I wended my weary way down, and in via Saragozza discovered the Escher exhibition – always had a soft spot for him, so joined the queue – it was worth it. I found a whole lot of Italians interested in South Africa and we chatted. Before we knew it, we were in and what an exhibition it was … tesselating fish and birds, and staircases that go on for ever … I am now home and quite exhausted … I think I will go and have an ice cold beer somewhere …. Arrivederci …

I started early in the morning – I wanted to find a bus to San Luca, but there wasn't one, so I took a walk. Goodness me... I think I walked today almost 20 km! Thank goodness, there was always a portico and so always the shadow and the pilgrimage was very interesting. Other pilgrims have told me that the portico di San Luca is the longest in the world and that the Bolognese who left Bologna, when they return, they return to San Luca also always – it is true Neven? What a beautiful place and beautiful church. I went to mass and then they slowly drop from the Hill and via Zaragoza I found the view of Escher's art. I like a lot his paintings and so I joined the queue and it is worth it. I found a group of people interested in South Africa and we talked a lot. The view was wonderful – fish, animals and birds together as in a mosaic and stairs that continue forever. I'm at home, but I'm tired. ... I think I take between not much a cold beer ... Good bye...