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... including a mini David. Some famous art gallery was open until midnight and as Amber was free she went in to use the toilet, only to find it was shut for cleaning. No public toilets in Florence either. Dragged ourselves back to the car around 11pm as it is still very warm. The car still nearly over heated going back up the hill but at least the fan kicked in.
Slept with the tent open again but the mosses have found us.
... to do some shopping on the Ponte Vechio. Ev got a gorgeous pair of gold dangly citrine earrings and Suzanne picked up a small watercolor from one of the local artists. The line was still long at the Uffizi, but thanks to our Florence cards we were in the museum in less than 15 minutes. There we saw incredibly old painted wood panels dating back to the 14th century, Botticelli paintings, and sculptures of men and women of every shape and size. We ...
... the Duomo and had a quick look around before heading up. The Duomo is very simple inside compared to St Mark's in Venice, with only one beautiful mosaic below the Dome. If we hadn't been with David I would not have had the courage to do the climb up the top. 471 steep, narrow steps in a very winding staircase, rather claustrophobic - all my fears of heights and confined spaces were gripping me fast. However I gritted my teeth and managed somehow to get to the ...
Sept 27 -- 11 am
Last day in Florence... if I was ever going to climb the Duomo, today's the day! It's been soooo tempting all week but I figured if I needed a little recovery time, the train tomorrow would be it, lol.
463 steps -- most of them narrow, many spiralling, in claustrophobic quarters inside Brunelleschi's miraculous dome within a dome. A truly amazing feat of ...
This past week of school has been very busy and exciting at the same time.
Illustration: We were supposed to sketch and color 2 swimsuit lines, one related to a different ethnicity and the other inspired by sports. My ethnic line was inspired by the Ojibwa tribe which is where the dream catcher was originated. My sports collection was inspired my the motion of an athlete (up, ...