Friday, July 30, 2010

Florence: Day 2

The first day in Florence we familiarized ourselves with the city, did a little sightseeing, and prepared for Pisa and our last day in Florence.

The second day we went to Pisa.

Our last day in Florence, we finished seeing everything we wanted to see while there. That included many churches, old buildings, Ponte Vecchio, and a theater.

Our first stop was to the Church of San Lorenzo. Inside the church had an old library with its original books.

They also housed a large amount of famous relics.

We then went back to the main Florence Duomo, which is the Bascilica of Santa Maria del Fiore. We went to it the first day and climbed the dome, but we want to see what the inside had to offer as a church.

 We visited the Basilica of Santa Croce. This is a picture of part of the ceiling inside of it. It also was home to some very famous paintings.

This is a sculptor that was in one of the famous buildings there. It was once a set of apartments, now a museum. This sculptor was one of Mr. Man's favorite. I guess because of the masculinity it showed.

We then began walking to see the Ponte Vecchio, where we saw many of random things.

There were some random money makers on the street. The second picture is off one of them and Mr. Man. The guy was standing there with his eyes shut. When Mr. Man gave him money in his little container, he reached out for Mr. Man and asked for him to come see. Mr. Man walked up to him and he began huging, caressing, and admiring Mr. Man. It was so funny. Most of my pictures are blurry because I was laughing so hard. People around us were laughing, too. It was way funny!

We then came across Ponte Vecchio. We took a picture of it, then walked across it. The second picture is the view from it.
We had to (of course) go to Pizzale Michealangelo. We did see the original David, but we also wanted a picture of the replica since cameras were not allowed in the museum. This had to be the most spectular time of the trip. I was amazed at how big the original David was and how perfect it looked. I was completely mesmerized. Mr. Man and I just stared at it for a while, just sat on a bench in front of it and examined every piece of it. (This picture is just the replica. The replica is a whole lot smaller, too!)

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  1. Beautiful! Have a good weekend!

  2. Man those books are to die for! I love old, antique, historical books.

  3. These pictures are amazing!! Love your blog, so happy to be here and really looking forward to reading more. New follower from Friendship Friday.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Friday blog hops!!! :) A little late, but being the mom that I am I don't want anyone to feel left out. :) Nice to meet you! Congrats on being featured on the FF hop! So thankful that your husband is serving! 2 of my boys are Civil Air Patrol Cadets. I wonder if your husband was in CAP when he was younger.

    Hope you'll come visit me soon and I'd love it if you'd follow back.
    Lisa xoxo
    Raising Future Leaders


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