Until recently, the restaurants lining Piazza Brá in Verona, Italy all had green awnings with the name of the restaurant emblazoned in big, white letters. Practical, but not very attractive. They recently changed to awnings that are sans names, and color coordinated to match the building they are attached to, making what is quite possibly the most beautiful square in Italy even more beautiful.
The house where JS Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany offers a fabulous look at the life, music and thoughts of this composer. Mozart may have been a prodigy, but Bach was a genius. And a determined little fella. Orphaned at the age of 10, when he was 15 he walked 200 miles across Germany to attend a choral school that accepted poor children.
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