Sunday, June 24, 2012

Panorama of Florence from the top of the Duomo!

Two Panoramas of Florence.  One from across the river at Piazzale Michelangelo.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Panorama of the famous Trevi Fountain!  It was completely covered with Tourists!

Cinque Terre.  A small boat launching area in Corniglia.  Probably the second best ocean swimming I've ever done, and No.1 is a lot colder.  Cinque Terre is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen in my life.  Click to see the whole panorama!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Panoramic view of our group, along with our fearless leader Sal.  Click to view whole image.

Friday, June 15, 2012


Yes I went to Venice... For the day.  Because you can do that here.  You can get on a train and two hours later you're in Venice.  And you can be there for the day and ride the ferry around and around and then go home... to Florence.  It's really too much.  I think I'll be processing it for months.
But in all seriousness it was a gorgeous one of a kind city with sweet salt breezes that I could never get enough of I'm sure.  So enjoy a little taste!

And what is this you might ask?  Just a super famous Titian painting lying on it's side in some chapel in a church.  Had to sneak a peek behind a curtain and steal an illegal photo to get this.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

These are some of my favorite signs here in Florence.  Some of them have been altered by some genius artist.  Enjoy!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Another Panoramic View of the Ponte Vecchio.

And the River Arno again with one of the many bridges.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Arno & Ponte Vecchio

These are pictures of Florence's River Arno and the famous Ponte Vecchio a bridge lined end to end with jewelry shops and usually crowded with tourists.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Santa Trinita

The church of Santa Trinita is a beautiful little space.  Its main claim to fame is a fresco cycle by Ghirlandaio (an artist I am starting to like more and more).  There is a little box in the church in which you put a coin and it will light up the fresco for a few minutes so a visitor can view it in better light.  The pictures I got are a little fuzzy, because I temporarily forgot to change the ISO setting on my camera.  The church also has a nice altar piece and beautiful stained glass.