One of the most incredibly beautiful, magical, places I have ever been was Paradiso. It was a short drive from the hill town of Assisi and was ... spectacular.
There was a house, (or small villa) on the property, as well as a barn, that was turned into a beautiful living space.
Below, is the lovely barn that was renovated. I took so many photos, one of which was a study for this pastel. This is a preview for more Paradiso posts down the line ...
Farmhouse in Paradiso
Pastel on mounted Wallace
And then a tremendous voice arises
From the Holy of Holies within me,
Saying, "Peace be with you, Life!
Peace be with you, Awakening!
Peace be with you, Revelation!
"Peace be with you, oh Day, who
Engulfs the darkness of the earth
With thy brilliant light!
"Peace be with you, oh Night,
Through whose darkness the lights
Of heaven sparkle!
"Peace be with you, Seasons of the Year!"
~ from The day of My Birth by Kahlil Gibran