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On Sunday, we went to the Santa Maria della Scala museum. It used to be a hospital, but is now a huge museum. Some of the floors are dedicated to the building's history as a hospital, as well as there being a few chapels, a large room with the original statuary from the Campo's fountain, and the archaeological museum of Siena occpies some space, too. The chapel was creepy. So creepy. Ugh. There was also an area dedicated to this golden ...
... his mouth hanging wide open. Of course, the childish jokes were being told by all "three" of my children!
Unlike the Mona Lisa, we had no trouble getting up close to it and taking pictures. We stared in awe, we walked around it, we saw a few other statues, and then, ... we left. It is embarrassing to say, but there is very little else to see in the museum.
We then moved to the Leonardo Museum. Our friend Jason England told ...
... they didn't have any available automatics at the train station so we spent our half hour to get to the airport and got to the budget rental Office and guess what you need a drivers license to rent a car that just a passport and my drivers license is sitting at home in Minnesota and Elizabeth's was sitting in the bag back at the apartment so no car rental So we taxi back to the apartment and it was about noon and we decided not to head out because we ...
... that thousands of years ago people were artists with cement, marble or whatever they can get their hands on. Using carving material such as make shift knives to create incredible monuments. In todays day and age, things are created by the mere click of a button on a computer. Whilst I think we have come a long way, I can't seem to shake the feeling we've gone back a few steps in art and culture.
2000 years ago, human ingenuity.
Today we live in a society ruled by social ...
We LOVE Florence! And really how could you not? It's got such history, beautiful scenery and people and great narrow streets full of shopping. It's Vanessa's favourite so far. Tonight we explored Florence including the Duomo, Uffizi gallery, ponte vecchio, etc. Our hotel over looks the Arno ...