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Honeysuckle in Vinci.

I like Leonardo, but as all my friends will tell you, I think the guy is overrated. In any case, we went to Vinci to see where Leonardo DaVinci lived. It was a pretty Tuscan town, but I rather liked Cortona better. In any case, we did a little Vinci hike to Leo's supposed childhood home. We took the longer path rather than the short one, but it was nice. The way the fields were really reminded me of home in Minnesota so it was a nice little breath of homey air. Before we went on the hike to his house however, we saw one of the museums in town. There are actually two of them, one of which is in the caves and our professor said that that was the cooler of the two. But it was closed for maintenance and so we had to suffice with the other museum. The one we visited had some wooden models of some of his designs and a full sized flying machine. This museum was right by the church that Leonardo was baptized in, which we also got to see. It was rather dark inside and quite brisk, but it was welcome after being in the hot air outside. There was also a relatively new (1980s) sculpture made from wood in the design of DaVinci’s Drawing of a Man. It was a neat little day trip, but next time I go to Italy I don't think I'll stop by to see it again, nor do I really recommend going out of your way to visit here.

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Honeysuckle in Vinci.
Honeysuckle in Vinci.
A view from the top of the museum.
A view from the top of the museum.
Another view.
Another view.
It wasnt a verry sunny day, but i…
It wasn't a verry sunny day, but …
Here is a view from the museum of …
Here is a view from the museum of…
Here is the wooden statue.
Here is the wooden statue.
An alley scene.
An alley scene.
Nathan in one of the windows of Le…
Nathan in one of the windows of L…
A view from his driveway. How coul…
A view from his driveway. How cou…
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