tourists localities often means making brief walks around palaces
and monuments of great historic and artistic interest, but
how many of us on our return remember the beauty as a whole? Often
our eyes, after a general glance linger on a particular detail
without knowing why it attracts us so.
It is as if our brain is overawed in front of the magnificence
of the whole thing, while it seems to enter into a sort of mental
confidence with one of the details. For example looking
at the outside of the Campanile di Giotto, the inquisitive eye lingers
on the marble decorations or the statues of Saints placed half way up
the lower part.
Often we take home the memory of a wonderful journey across small
architectural details collected in our mind, things which
have struck our fancy without us realising why.