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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Orvieto, Oxford, Paris, and Lake Como

I'm re-reading The Defector by Daniel Silva. I like Gabriel Allon novels - he visits lots of neat places I've never been. In this book, he begins in Umbria, near Orvieto, restoring a painting for the Vatican while staying at an estate that was once a monastery ....

- Orvieto

Next he's off to Oxford, England, where he meets a friend and Russian defector on the Magdalen Bridge ....

- the bridge with Magdalen Tower in the background

They then go to Paris, the Jewish quarter, where they eat at a restaurant they wish was as good as the famous but disappeared Jo Goldenberg's ....

- Jo Goldenberg's

I've just reached the part of the book where Gabriel assembles his team in a villa on Lake Como :) .....


Blogger Jana said...

Hi Crystal,
What a wonderful travel post!

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice photo of Orvieto. Did you take it or was it found on the web somewhere?

4:08 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

That's a phto from the wikipedia page on Umbria - here

10:00 PM  

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