A Sunday in Genoa

This time, being in Genova seems to be all about sleeping ... sleeping like I haven’t slept in years.

Perhaps I needed it but I am bemused to find myself sleeping more than my usual 5-6 hours.  I have slept 10 hours+ on each of these first two days in this city that I love.

Still, the buildings I enjoy attempting to photograph have been here for a long time and they’re not going to notice me being tardy about getting up and out of bed early. 

I photographed Cattedrale di San Lorenzo this morning.  It was built to hold Saint John the Baptist’s ashes, or so they tell me, and these were brought to Genova after the crusade in 1098.  The cathedral was begun in 1155 and its facade is a gothic masterpiece, no less. 

I love it.  I think you can see why ...