Underneath the Arches 3

Plenty more arches in Pisa, including on the facade of the church of San Paolo a Ripa d’Arno (above) and along the Borgo Stretto, the main shopping street.


No Snoring Aloud

We also liked some of the details inside St Michael’s Church in St Albans. The wooden pulpit above dates from late 16th or early 17th century and has all mod cons, including an hour glass to ensure the sermon doesn’t go on for too long.

There is also a 17th century monument to the statesman/scientist Francis Bacon. He is supposedly relaxing, but looks amusingly like he is sleeping through the sermon.