Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Florence and Sienna

A bit late, but here is a bit of a recap of the 4 days in Florence. The apartment was right on the river, just across from the old town and was two bridges down from the Ponte Vecchio, the famous bridge which has all the buildings on it. Here´s a view of that bridge from our balcony during the day:

and at night:

Okay, so my camera isn´t the greatest. And here´s the apartment building itself, from the other side of the river. We were in the third floor on the left, the one with the balcony door open.

We got to admire thirty -repeat after me- thirty Lamborgini´s outside the Grand hotel. Don´t ask me why they were there but they were pretty:

And just to let you know that it is the land of the Vespa:

This is Permanent HoliDave as he gives me a tour of the Duomo in Florence. His professional tour guide skills were put to good use.

We also spent an afternoon in nearby Sienna, giving it the once over, so here´s a video of the main piazza. There´s a big horserace there every year, the Palio di Siena, which just looks massively dangerous.

And here´s one last photo of Sienna. Isn´t it pretty?

To cover other stuff: Yes, I saw David and his hands are too big. Yes, I ate lots and lots of very good food. In particular the steak. Ever had Florentine Steak? Get on your bicycle and get over there now if you´re a steak loving fiend. As Dave put it "I like it."


Ourmanintokyo said...

Hey you!

Nice pics... the last one in particular ;) Glad you had a nice time.

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Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the photo tour, brought back lots of memories. Thanks for the post card.

Tom said...

She's alive. Aliiiive....