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Photos from Florence

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I just realised I didn't do the photo thing on LJ. Let me rectify that!

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A sneaky shot from a window in the upper corridors of the Uffizi - the museum attendants will shame you in public if they catch you photographing the artwork! I got away with snapping the view, though!



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Outside the Palazzo Vecchio -  you can't see the tower on top but, trust me, I climbed it! I have the evidence below!

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I took a trip into the mountains around the city and stumbled across this old Roman Arena!
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Ninteen flights of stone steps in the Palazzo Vecchio - ten of those flights were steep tower stairs. No lift/elevator option. Talk about a cardiovascular workout! Worth it for the photo, though!

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Up close and personal to the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore !

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I did a paper on the baptistry doors while in college - and while these are replicas (the originals were moved to a museum in the sixties), I still got a thrill seeing them in situ!


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Me on the balcony of the Uffizi

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We were allowed to take photos inside the Museo Galileo and, oh my, was that museum a delightful surprise. If you have any interest at all in the history of the sciences, this is a must see museum.

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My Florentine coffee with it's Fleur De Lis! Funnily enough, this was the cheapest coffee I had in Italy (€1) but also the nicest - it was also served it with a shot of water, the traditional Florentine way. I think I may have accidentally stumbled across a local's hangout rather than a tourist spot!

And I think I'll stop now before I get too out of control1

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persiflage_1
May. 19th, 2013 01:56 pm (UTC)
Very pretty!
ithildyn
May. 19th, 2013 05:51 pm (UTC)
Great pics!
earlgreytea68
May. 20th, 2013 01:12 am (UTC)
Gorgeous photos! I'm jealous of the trip!
limerickgirl
May. 20th, 2013 05:36 pm (UTC)
Fantastic photos! That museum looks the business.. And there's you! HI! :D hahaha It's been forever...
pat_t
May. 21st, 2013 04:12 pm (UTC)
Lovely pics. Looks like a great place to visit.
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