Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Piazzale Michelangelo

Aerial view of Florence (the church to the righ is Santa Croce, where I live)
View of the Ponte Vecchio
Another view of the Duomo
The terrace, Arno and Ponte Vecchio
San Miniato
On the South side of the Arno, above the city is Piazzale Michelangelo. Last Sunday was a beautiful day, and I traveled by bus to the top.

Piazzale Michelangelo was designed in 1869, and has copies of Michelangelo’s famous status, including a copy of David. The views here are breathtaking. You can see that Florence is a relatively small city with the Tuscan countryside not too far in the distance.

I spent a couple of hours taking in the scenery. I must have 50 pictures of the Duomo by now, but none of them seem to actually capture the beauty and presence of it. Just outside the city limits, the beautiful Tuscan countryside is laid out like a dream. Vineyards, villas, and olive groves! A picture might be worth a thousand words, but that’s not enough to describe this place. It’s a real experience!


david said...

great pics!

Anonymous said...

And just think, you could be here catching a flight to BF, Arkansas or Mayberry, NC getting ready to attend the rollout of some quirky process dreamed up by some arrogant rock star wannabe who doesn't have enough to do.

Doug said...

Sono pleased che state avendo un'avventura grande. Inoltre sono incuriosito dall'arte nel viaggio: le pitture, la gente, le esperienze ed il cambiamento lento e sottile in voi. È tutta l'arte.