Florence, Italy, July 3rd, 12, 13

as part of our Mediterranean cruise and with Carolyn



David the fake one

views from the bus

taking us to Florence

from Rome

where our ship is docked

old village on the way

fields


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after 4 hours on the bus

arriving to Florence

waling to the church

our meeting place







the famous duomo and the tower



looking up









just walking in the streets

after checking on our hotel

where we'll stay

in a week time






Here is david

or a copy of him

the real one is at the Academia

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on ponto vechio

the golden bridge

or where they sell gold



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people resting on a sculpture

and the sidewalk

the Mediccis palace

stairs up

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lots of this sculptor

in the gardens

of the Mediccis palace

overlooking the city and the duomo

another sculpture

the Mediccis

were an early family

governing the area

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another sculpture

of the same sculptor Barni

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walking into the pending gardens

and other antic gardens

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a dog on a balcony

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lunch near pono vechio

one of our best lunches


the happy couple

another family near by

with the owner of 32 years



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capuccino and juice before end

back to meeting point

back on the bus back

to Civitavecchia

port city of Rome




again old village





medieval village


a week later with Carolyn

happy reunited family

or part of it

musiciens near the restaurant

watching a band

near the fake David

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through our window

we can see the duomo

here it is again from our street

the horse again

David again

on the way to the Doges palace

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from the Doges palace

view on the bridge

Ponto Vecchio


where they sell gold

another view

through the roses on the roof

on the city

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waiting for dad

who is buying cook books

while we die of heat

and writing postcards

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walking again

toward ponto vecchio

this time with Carolyn

what a site

beautiful Carolyn

police women on the bridge

mom and daughter on the bridge


quenching our thirst


and leafing through cook books


corner of street

last night in Florence

eating in a great restaurant

the prince descendant of the Mediccis

the restaurant is right in our street

free appetisers

the prince is the cook and the owner

literally in the street

paid appetisers

can't eat anymore


Joel's meal that I finish