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December 23, 2017


Wow. What an amazing place to discover a connection to an English saint!

Fantastic pictures, illuminating text. I had seen some of the individual mosaic scenes reproduced in books on Byzantine art but never an over-all view of the cathedral interior. Sublime! It certainly would take more than one visit to assimilate it all.

Also loved the lunch description.

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Who was Cassandra?

  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.