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Then... We looked outside and it was snowing! I kid you not. Lisa and I went outside immediately for a snow ball fight. Hmm... harvesting olives in the snow? No... It was clear today (Friday) so spent just an hour or so picking olives at the neighbor's. Probably won't get back to it until Sunday when the weather is forecasted to be clear.
All for now. I'll try to attach a picture of last night's snow.
... the kitchen and an extra bedroom on the fourth floor. There were many interesting antiquities throughout the museum. Our next stop was Duomo. Duomo is a large cathedral with a separate bell tower and baptistery. The cathedral itself is massive and scattered with tombs, ancient works of art and of course a fresco on the ceiling. After walking through the inside of the cathedral, we found the entrance to the Cuppola (dome). A measly 463 steep steps later, we were at the top. ...
... it wasn't the most expensive, evidently because the mosaic pieces are much bigger and easier to assemble. The lady was very nice, from L.A. and said it often takes them 4-5 years to make one piece...often having to wait on the different colors of stone, craftsmanship, etc.
Then, Keith introduced me to lopus lucy! A gorgeous and apparently "Semi-precious" stone. I thought he was going to crawl under the counter when I said "lopus lucy", evidently it ...
... We decided that in order to go out with a bang, we were going to make a Harlem shake video called the Tuscany edition. It was soooooo much fun. We even got the professors to get in on the fun. This is an experience that you can not get anywhere else. Learning about the profession I love while simultaneously experiencing Italian culture with wonderful people is more than I could ever ask for. I am truly grateful and I will miss every single person I have come into contact with.
... that but wasn,t being left behind at the grotty station alone.
heard all sorts of reports about Pisa being a yukky place, but I thought it was a really lovely little township. sure there,s lots of africans touting junk, but they,re everywhere in europe. first sight of the tower through some buildings made me gasp a little, how is it actually still standing?
took lots of photos of us pushing the tower over, holding it up ...