My camera cable is still MIA. I think it will have to be replaced (so that I will find it as soon as I bring one home). That doesn’t mean you can’t get pictures though…now that I’ve been back from my Italian adventure for over a month, why not share the pictures from Florence?
The ubiquitous Arno…an icon of Florence
The Ponte Vecchio…the only bridge in Florence not destroyed in WWII. Lots of overpriced jewelry here.
Santa Croce…possibly my favorite church in Florence.
Flea market on a Sunny Sunday…
Santa Maria del Fiore, otherwise known as Il Duomo
Inside the Dome, the Last Judgment
Piazza del Limbo…built on the site of a burial ground for unbaptized babies…rather sad, if you ask me.
SS Apostoli…a sweet little church…
San Lorenzo, the church of the Medicis
Notice a trend? Lots of churches. They’re everywhere! You nip into Santa Trinita and see a Ghirlandaio or a della Robbia. Fra Angelico? Head to the monastery at San Marco.
I loved Florence. The city is smaller than you think — easily walkable (despite uneven roads and sidewalks). The Piazzas are splendid, and you never know what you may find around the next corner. The food is spectacular (Da Sergios on the oltrarno is a great place), I’ve already mentioned the gelato, and I was reminded how much difference a well-pulled espresso can make between a good and a great afternoon.
These and more pictures are here.