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... studied Michelangelo's philosophies, the overall concept is moving. I noticed the same swirling fluidity of shapes in Pollock's works that echoed the techniques of Michelangelo.
When I visited the Pitti Palace the next day it became even more clear to me how much money Medici family had. The Pitti family, who were rivals to the Medicis, originally started this palace but couldn't finish it once they exhausted their funds. ...
... The basilica is so big that you can't get it into one picture, you need to take more than one. Unless you have a camera like Bernice's or Cam's (and know how to use them). By this time we needed some cappuccino and tiramsu. (Sight seeing is hard work you know!) We then walked over to the Ponti Vecchio bridge. It was okay, but not spectacular. Walking back we picked up some dinner to take home with us. (Cheaper this way and just as nice.) We came through ...
We started today at the Uffizi gallery. It's quite extensive and it was helpful to have an audioguide (one we'd downloaded onto our phones, not the official one), though the anti-medieval attitude of the presenter did not sit well with me.
For lunch and over the course of the early afternoon we met up with a relative of Ben's who lives in Florence and has done so for the past fifteen years. She showed us around ...
... the free champagne, cheese, and bread! So cool! After looking in all the high end stores and walking for over an two hours we headed back to our apartment. We were feeling way too classy, so we thought it would be best to go to McDonalds for the first time! Italians love it there.. it was packed! The menu was totally different, but they had chocolate chip cookies so I was happy! ...
... 20 min to get to middle; 10 minutes here taking pictures; 25 min more to get to the top; lots of time taking pictures and enjoying the view; 20 min to walk down.)
(TIP: dome climb opened at 8:30; only about ten people in line, and so much cooler than later in the day)
Definitely worth climbing the 463 steps to see the paintings up close--extremely moving!!