A great little side trip for anyone visiting Tuscany or northern Lazio is the Tarot Garden in Capalbio, Italy. It was built by a student of Antonio Gaudi'. Niki de Saint Phalle began work on the garden in 1980 and it was officially opened in 1998.
The sculptures represent the figures of the tarot card deck and are done in very colorful tile. It's a great experience just walking amongst these giant pieces of art, admiring the skill and patience it must have taken to bring it all to life. If you'd like to find out more about the garden, go to Il Giardino Dei Tarocchi website.
Thanks to my cousin Claudio for clueing me in to this fantastic garden.
For all you fellow F1 racing fans out there, FMCG International has developed a full replica F1 racing sim that you can actually climb into. Now, before you get too excited, I have to mention the price tag…$140,000. Yes, that’s 140 large to get this kind of experience in your gaming room.
It’s one expensive toy but, man...doesn't it look like a lot of fun?
Iceland was a great adventure. Waterfalls, glaciers and volcanoes make for amazing scenery and awesome hikes. The landscape goes from volcanic bareness to lush green hills and most everything in between.
It’s also a photographer’s paradise and I hope to go back soon.
This is one of the most beautiful cars ever designed. The Ferrari 330 p4 has low, sleek lines that are gorgeous and timeless.
From supercars.net: The p4’s best moment came at Daytona when Enzo Ferrari got his sweet revenge on ford and placed 1-2-3 at one of America’s most respected sports-car races. Until his death, Enzo kept a picture of the trio on their final lap of the momentous race. other notable victories included the car’s debut 1000 km races at Monza.
I visited Bologna, Italy recently and more importantly for my fellow Ducati fans, Borgo Panigale and took the Ducati factory/museum tour. I had an awesome time and it was agreat tour with lots of inetersting information. I also was able to see some bikes in final tests and peeked inside the Ducati Corse room where the Moto GP bikes are created. Overall it was a fantastic opportunity to see how Ducati's are born. I recommend it to all Ducatistas. IMHO, it was even better than the Ferrari tour.