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... views of various pretty spots. Back to the car and home again. Lesley does seem a little better – good that she stayed home today.
Relaxing at home was nice and now Craig and I are preparing a risotto and salad dinner with rock melon and prosciutto primo. We are listening to David Niven’s audio book THE MOON’S A BALLOON – interesting but he is wanky!
Love to everyone - ...
Today was a sightseeing day. We went a short walking tour of Florence and got a bunch of history lessons about various pieces of artwork and churches scattered about the city. Apparently Michaelangelo's David used to be displayed in public (for 300 years) and is now replaced with a fake (as many other important artworks are). To see the real ones you need to get in a long line to view in a museum.
After the walking tour, we had a ...
... up on Piazza de la Michelangelo, on the hill south of the Arno. We were going to see the original however, at Galleria Accademia. Obviously we hadn't learnt our lesson from the previous day and our experiences with art appreciation (or lack off). I am pleased to admit I thoroughly enjoyed the Galleria Accademia far more than I did at the Uffitzi. The exhibits were well labeled and explained, with interesting observations included to allow you to understand the art on display. They also ...
Rach and I went our own ways today - me riding and her shopping.
I headed off early to meet Trev, Mark and Richard for a ride around Florence. By the time I got back that afternoon I had done 80 odd kms - starting in Florence itself and heading up Fiesole to meet up. We came back and headed over to the south side of the Arno where there are some great views of the city from the gardens. Back ...
... other building fronts are designed to blend with the fašade of the hospital which was started and designed in 1419 by the famous architect Brunelleschi, of Duomo fame. There is an interesting book about the construction of the Duomo by King. Out front there was a crib for abandoned babies, at this time there were too many people and not enough food, let alone illegitimate children. Later a revolving door just big enough for a baby was put ...