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June 10, 2002
Back on the bus! This time to Italy!! We went to Pisa (and had pizza for lunch!) We saw the tower, of course, and the church. Got to shop in the souvenir shops and sit for awhile in the sun. Very peaceful day. I can tell I'm getting tired, because the travel journal entries are shorter and shorter!
... of left field,"We havent seen any change on the ground yet." I'm sure you're like, what the hell are you talking about? Well, my mom's dad passed away in 2007. Mom and her family has always felt that he leaves dimes to tell them he's okay, and to sometimes to say hi. So we knew what she meant. We all kind of laughed and said that they'd actually be 10-cent Euro coins, and the gypsies and beggars would take them faster than you notice you drop ...
... s works in one place. It was very exciting to see the pieces of art that we had learned about in our textbook and in class. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take pictures so I cannot show you the pieces. But if you google "Michelangelo Madonna of the Stairs" and "Michelangelo Battle Relief" you can see what I saw today. These were some of his earliest works and you can tell that he was experimenting with different ideas and techniques. The museum also had a small collection ...
... neither worked too well, but I coped.
We spent our time in Florence itself (a 45 minute drive from the campsite) on foot. Initially we had a tour guide which was really good because I had no idea what I was looking at. Turns out Florence is a very interesting place. We saw where Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo lived and created some masterpieces (e.g. we saw the house where the telescope was developed in the top floor - ...
... started in 1173, a hundred or so years later they added a few more floors and the leaning began. Why you ask? The soil underneath could not support such a structure. (There are two other leaning buildings in Pisa, not copycats, but because they are built on that same rock solid ground) We took the obligatory tourist shots – people watched others making the same stupid poses – and headed back to the train. Pisa is a city similar ...
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