Ravelling In Ravello

Dear Jesus Lover,

The Lord apologises for his slight blogging hiatus. There has been a tragedy in his church mice colony and Wheeze & Squeak were given time off to cope with this.

 

Jesus is continuing his SFA at the Amalfi Coast. Today, Claudio took him to Ravello. He will be visiting the musical stage and 2 of the main villas there.

 

“Children – listen to me preach!”

The Lord loves Ravello, a favourite haunt for similar legends of biblical proportions for example the late Greta Garbo, Tennesse Williams and Sara Teasdale. The Ravello Festival when the musical geniuses gather, started in remembrance of  Richard Wagner, the tickets attract a heafty sum annually. The let The Messiah take stage despite being slightly tone deaf.

He then hopped skipped and jumped in Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone where there horizon meets the sea.

Standard tourist shot – a must!

In the courtyard before walking on the Judas tree lined walkway. Trust Judas to want to steal the limelight!

The Lord really enjoyed his time in Ravello. He enjoys spending time with the musicians who love GREENERY as an inspiration for good music!

Rock On,

Wheeze & SQueak

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The Smite-ing Ground

Dear Jesus Lover,

The Lord is headed in his Prada toga to the Colosseum. A place where everything and anything was done in the name of a good time.

 

” When is the venation*

“All the stray lambs that I need to lead to slaughter”

The Messiah was disappointed at the lack of bloodshed on the day. Gone are the good ‘ol times of reenactment and unnecessary death – damn these public liability laws and common decency!

Rock On,

Wheeze & SQueak

 

* venatio = animal hunt

Viewing The Patheon Without My Pantalons!

Dear Jesus Lover,

The Lord’s time in Rome is coming to a close. He has another 2 icons to visit – The Patheon and The Colosseum.  Today, he picks the Patheon, one of ancient Rome’s most well preserved buildings. Well preserved, just like The Messiah.

Time to visit royalty and the artistic, unlike me they cannot resurrect!

Asian tourist – cheapies who visit the “free entry” sites.

After a quick wave to Rapheal’s grave, The Messiah hit the streets of Rome for a quick check on one of his lesser known house.

No one there – he will smite those who pissed on the steps and left Him an empty bottle!

Spanish steps in Italy?

Rock On,

Wheeze & SQueak

Leaving The Past

Dear Jesus Lover,

The Lord has realised that he has spent a large proportion (he likes large proportions) of his time living in the past. Today he decides to shake it up, visiting an exhibit from Testino.

Have to admire a man who can get models to drop their clothes in a second and get into every position you ask them.

Jesus’s suspicion was put to a rest – Kate Moss leaves a bush!

He is of biblical proportions – no one said he was large.

The Lord then decided to do some conspicuous consumption of leather goods. The italians sure provide good skin.  He finished off his day visiting Farnesina, keeping in with the contemporary theme.

Removing the need for his disciples to wash his feet. Its a democracy.

Rock On, 

Wheeze & SQueak

Sweet Sistine Part Due

Dear Jesus Lover,

the Little Messiah was making his way through the hallways – it reminded him of his days in the mosh pits, minus the smell of green but the body odours have not changed much.

family fresco!

 Me, mommy and god!

Sistine Chapel: No photos allowed – probably due to the copyright image laws imposed by those Japs.

Good fakery – surprised no stamp saying made in china.

Always neatly trimmed hedges.

One for the mantle.

An “I AM JESUS, BOW BEFORE ME” moment.

Good work Benedict XVI.

The visit made the Messiah feel at ease. Benedict was doing his best, raking in the dollars with audio guides and unnecessary merchandise. Only tip: more controversy to keep the church current! Somehow he feels those catholic priest have this area well and truly covered.

Now, to enjoy the rest of his holiday!

Rock On,

Wheeze & SQueak

Sweet Sistine Part Una.

Dear Jesus Lover,

The Little Messiah tottled off to the Musei Vaticani.

 

He may have cut the queue with his pre-booked ticket. But nothing in life is free – even a visit to his homes cost him.

A light lunch followed by a wipe down with raspberry wipes. Keeping it clean.

He was glad to find a mini version so he could plan his journey.

“Child – forget the artwork, I am here”

He then made it to the packed corridors.

Sometimes your job is hard but you must power along, after all Michelangelo did put in more effort than this to decorate His house.

Stay tuned as Jesus meanders his way through the Vatican!

Rock On,

Wheeze & SQueak

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Vatican.

Dear Jesus Lover,

the time has come in The Lord’s Italian escapade to put his head down and his bum up. All in the name of work of course! He is visiting the little city in a city dedicated to his worship, The Vatican.

“Long walks are my speciality”

Just a quick stop to refuel at St. Peters square.  Must tell them to clean off the moss.

He then enters St. Peters Basilica incognito. Jesus fits the strict dress code required to enter the basilica. Shoulders covered – check. Knees covered – what knees?. Appropriate neckline – check.

Michalengelo’s Pieta – mommy and me!

The least I could do for my apostle Peter – keep his seat warm!

Eucharist time – form an orderly queue and open wide!

He then gave Peters feet a quick rub for luck before he was hurried along by the men in black…

Addressing St Peters square – shame no one was listening. How can a cripple old Pope have more pull? Cue foot stamp!

The Messiah left St. Peters Basilica glad that this place was dedicated to his apostle Peter who was crucified upside down because he knew he was never going to be on the level playing field with him.

Next stop: Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel.

Rock On,

Wheeze & SQueak