Give us this Day – Oberammergau

God, the all-powerfuly deity, is a vengeful God, a loving God, and what I’m learning with every passing year, a needy God. He likes, or needs, constant reassurance, acknowledgement and, in olden days, sacrifice. Which is what Oberammergau is made for… the acknowledgement bit although their meat dishes are also delicious. The good burghers of […]

Give us this day -Padova

As calling cards go it does the job – simple, functional and just what is needed if your stock painting will be halos. With a swish and a brush of red paint Giotto di Bondone had announced himself to the Papal envoy with his freehand circle. And within a few years he would announce himself […]