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... today we drove to a city called Siena.
And it is most like all the other cities but there is a market on Wednesday and we were there for that. And imagine our mum going into every single market stall, it took so long.
Then we walked to the main square and in this square they have bareback horse riding races, so it is a big event but we were not there for that.
But we did see a promotion ...
... s grandchildren, drove me over to the other side of the farm, all while rolling a cigarette and driving with his knees (completely unbuckled, might I add). I got a tour of the dairy building (it smelled wonderful) and intruded upon a birthday celebration of Nikki, one of the dairy workers. They invited me to have cake and espresso. Obviously I obliged.
I found the keys to my moped and set off to come back to my quarters ...
... gave us a beautiful day driving us everywhere. They were so generous with their time. Have a better understanding of the French due to this personal first hand experience. Loved our time around the table enjoying a beautiful meal prepared by Marteen...we had Rabbit Pate, BBQ Duck, macaroon all colours and flavours and of course beautiful platter of cheeses. ...
... door typically supported the merchants store, next floor warehouse, ( holes in the walls to support balconies and exterior wooden stairways above), and then the families living quarters. Heavy defendable stone below, cheaper brick on the stories above. We walk from the Piazza to a hillside park where the crowds thin out considerably. We climb a small tower which gives us commanding views of the city and Sant Agostino church where we are headed. We can also see the surrounding Tuscan ...
... and we were smack in the middle of the procession. What else do you do, but join in of course? We marched alongside with them, and I admit that I might have been hamming it up a bit in between taking photos and videos, because you know what, everybody else was doing it, and there's a feeling of pride that is almost palpable. For just a moment, you feel like marching along and saying "yeah! Snail contrada! We're the best! Just look at us ...
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