Sunday, November 6, 2011

Florence, Italy

Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence

Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence

Piazza della Signoria, Florence

The Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Florence

Arno River, Florence

Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

Many, many years ago I visited Florence on a school trip
with my classmates. We were given the privilege to wander
through Florence without supervision.

As little photos I took that day, I still remember Florence
vividly: the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral,
buying street-art from Asian painters, the Ponte Vecchio bridge,
purchasing knock-off Dolce & Gabbana belts, almost
getting lost, having sore feet at the end of the day...

When I returned to Florence this summer, I revisited
everything but with a fast pace. Due to crowds
(it was July after all) I didn't go inside the main
touristic sites, except stopping at a local cafe here and there
for a refreshment (read: gelato). I was pleased to
see that I still knew my way around and Jersey Shore-free!



Grammy Goodwill said...

I was in Florence several years ago. What a great trip. I love these pictures.

Bill said...

As usual, the photos are just breath-taking!

Anonymous said...

*love* Italy though have not visited Florence yet - I know what you mean about crowded though, Rome was impossible this summer, you could hardly move!


miss b said...

I have been to Italy several times and I love it! Florence is on my must-visit list and your gorgeous photos make me want to go there very soon!

Lesley said...

Sometimes it's nice just to breathe in the atmosphere and avoid the tourist trail. I love Il Duomo - breathtaking landmark.