The day we visited Siena was one of the coldest of the whole holiday. This is taken from a little area you can visit from the Museo Dell’Opera near the Cathedral, looking across towards the Piazza del Campo (on the right).
This video, showing 20 hours of snow in 40 seconds, makes you realise that the recent UK snow is on a rather different scale to people get in some of the rest of the world. via
In which Thom and Michael suggest that you only listen to the second half of this podcast, which is considerably better than the first. Not to say that the first is dull… but it is. Thom suggested most of the topics we talked about in the first half, maybe there’s a pattern. Topics include Vampire Weekend’s new album, the film and book of The Road, whether it snowed as much when we were younger, Japanese idol stars, and Boris Johnson’s achievements.