Tuesday, December 19, 2006

On 'The Path to Rome' we went to Firenze.

With this post I open my third rebound travel journal - 'The Path to Rome'. Our first stop in Italy was in Firenze. Why do we call Firenze 'Florence'???
We stayed right in the heart of Florence and Cappelle Medice was right at the end of our street with the Duomo at the other.

I saw Michelangelo's David there. In spite of the number of images I've seen of it in my life, seeing it 'in the flesh' (as it were) was still a complete surprise. He is beautiful and wonderful. (To see my other 'David' sketches, click here.)

Firenze was also the only place we visited where we had to resort to the laundromat. It's amazing how much time it takes up!


Renate said...

Beautiful drawings! Florence is on my list of places yet to visit. Now I'm even more looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

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Tom G said...

Fantastic sketch of David. I'd love to see him in person some day.

Just a quick heads up...I really like your blog. I'm going to link to it from mine.