Florence - Italy

Florence Travel Blog

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Today was the day I really explored Florence.

First off I went to stand in line to see David. It was worth the wait and the 10 euro. It's and amazing marble sculpture.... probably the most amazing piece of art I have ever or will ever see actually. You cannot imagine the size from the photos. The size of the hands and chest alone are amazing. I was intimidated.

When I left the gallery I ran into some LSU fans!! Talk about a breath of fresh air haha. We got to talking about the tigers and I found that they were Baton Rouge residents with season tickets as well. They probably live no more than 5 minutes from where I live. Small world ay??

Anyway, we were both headed out to the Ponte Vecchio so we traveled together. Great people and Mr.  Phil insisted on buying me lunch.
Ponte Vecchio


After the Ponte we planned to head back to climb the Dome of the Duomo, but it is not possible on Sundays. We climbed the bell tower instead.

After the climb Mr. Phil gave me his ticket for an open air tour around the city because it was good for 24 hours and they had already used it. It was a great gift. The most amazing part of the tour was at the top of the hill or the Piazzale Michelangelo. This is a view of Florence NOT to be missed.

After the tour I headed home exhausted. I spent the remainder of the afternoon hanging out with the Chilean couple and others at the hostel.

A guy named Brandon even lent me his clippers for a hair cut. Not my best work because they were a bit old and broken, but they got the job done... finally. Better than a 12 euro hair cut though.
cmari11 says:
Yeah, I have photos of everything, but the computers at this hostel I am staying at are ancient so I cannot figure out how to upload my photos. I think I will go to an internet cafe later on and try to up them there.
Posted on: Oct 10, 2008
kyle_maddie says:
Where are the pictures from these last few entries? David?? LSU fans??
Posted on: Oct 10, 2008
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Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio
Davids home
David's home
Waiting in line to see David.
Waiting in line to see David.
Full moon.
Full moon.
Sneaky :)
Sneaky :)
Thank goodness the guy whos job i…
Thank goodness the guy who's job …
My fellow Baton Rouge(ians??)
My fellow Baton Rouge(ians??)
A fake David. I think this may be …
A fake David. I think this may be…
The famous Ponte Vecchio
The famous Ponte Vecchio
On the Ponte Vecchio
On the Ponte Vecchio
The gold of the Ponte Vecchio
The gold of the Ponte Vecchio
Inside the Duomo
Inside the Duomo
The dome of the Duomo
The dome of the Duomo
The dome of the Duomo
The dome of the Duomo
Looking down from the Bell Tower
Looking down from the Bell Tower
Looking down from the Bell Tower
Looking down from the Bell Tower
Looking down from the Bell Tower
Looking down from the Bell Tower
Looking down from the Bell Tower
Looking down from the Bell Tower
Looking down from the Bell Tower
Looking down from the Bell Tower
Looking down from the Bell Tower
Looking down from the Bell Tower
Climbing the Bell Tower
Climbing the Bell Tower
The dome of the Duomo from the Bel…
The dome of the Duomo from the Be…
The dome of the Duomo from the Bel…
The dome of the Duomo from the Be…
Looking down from the Bell Tower
Looking down from the Bell Tower
Looking down from the Bell Tower
Looking down from the Bell Tower
Taking the city tour on an open ai…
Taking the city tour on an open a…
A random Squre
A random Squre
A random Squre
A random Squre
The river from the bus
The river from the bus
The river from the bus
The river from the bus
The river from the bus
The river from the bus
Another fake David at the top of t…
Another fake David at the top of …
Looking out over Florence from the…
Looking out over Florence from th…
Looking out over Florence from the…
Looking out over Florence from th…
Looking out over Florence from the…
Looking out over Florence from th…
Looking out over Florence from the…
Looking out over Florence from th…
Looking out over Florence from the…
Looking out over Florence from th…
Another fake David at the top of t…
Another fake David at the top of …
Looking out over Florence from the…
Looking out over Florence from th…
A tree where lovers come to seal t…
A tree where lovers come to seal …
Florence
photo by: monky