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Kevin Mac Donnell <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 29 Nov 2010 12:04:11 -0600
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At first glance it's obvious some of Jean's photos that I have in her 
Italian album overlap somewhat with some of those you took. When I get 
caught up with business matters (by the end of the year?)  I'll scan mine 
and make closer comparisons. None would qualify as "then and now" views, but 
they will probably give a feel for how much things have changed (or not).

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lawrence Howe" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 10:32 AM
Subject: Pictures of Villa di Quarto, 2010

> Twain Web members--
> I've posted some recent photos of Villa di Quarto, the Clemenses' last 
> resi=
> dence in Florence (1903-04) to photobucket. =A0This is where Olivia died. 
> =
> =A0The link is below:
> You might want to compare these with images that were included in a 
> contemp=
> oraneous piece in _The Critic_ =A0 Barb's site 
> includes=
> those here:
> I believe Kevin MacDonnell has some photos that Jean took of the residence 
> =
> and grounds during this period. =A0Perhaps he'll describe those.=A0
> The building has been divided up into as many as 20 or so apartments. 
> =A0As=
> I mention in the brief description, I was unable to gain access into the 
> m=
> ain villa, so I cannot comment on the interior. =A0Similar villas of this 
> s=
> ize have enormous rooms with 16-20' ceilings. =A0And usually an even 
> grande=
> r central reception hall. =A0
> Jacopo, my host, rents space in the carriage house for his business, and 
> he=
> showed me part of that renovated space and guided me around the exterior 
> o=
> f the villa and the park. =A0
> I'll post some images of Villa Viviani, the Clemens 1892-93 residence in 
> Se=
> ttignano, also overlooking Florence, but a little to the south of Villa di 
> =
> Quarto. =A0
> Hope you enjoy them.=A0
> Best,=A0
> --Larry Howe
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