Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Advent Calendar: Roman Door 16

Door of the Villa Medici, now the French Academy. The Villa was built in 1564 above what is now the Spanish Steps. The French Academy was established in a different building in Rome in the 17th century by the “Sun King” Louis XVI and moved by Napoleon when he occupied Rome, after buying the villa from Florence’s Medici family.

Come unto Him, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and He will give you rest. Take His yoke upon you, and learn of Him, for He is meek and lowly of heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. - His yoke is easy and His burthen is light.
From Handel's Messiah: Part I
Alto Air and Chorus

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