Friday, December 2, 2011

Rome, Italy-first day

 Everyone else was getting free water from the birdbath so we chose to do the same....saved 1.5-2.5 Euros per small bottle of water.  Fountains of this type were found in public places throughout Italy.

 "Gut" truck for touristas

 Cindy in a forced pose at the top of the Spanish Steps in Rome

The Spanish Steps-Rome.  Can you located Waldo (Linc)?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

 The Florintine painter Michaelangelina

 A view of Firenze (Florence) fron the Duomo

Another view of Firenze. Our place of abode was down the dark roadway, right about the center of the photo.  Hotel Aldobrandini was interesting, weird, slightly spooky, probably the worst place we stayed in Italy.
 Florence Italy "The Duomo"  You can walk to the top of the Duomo and get a spectacular 360 degree of Florence from the top.  On the way up the corridors and stairs to the top you enter the dome area and can walk around the inside edge which gives you a closer view of the fresco.  The problem is the walkway is only one person wide!  I was trying to take some photos and holding up some American tourists who were not very patient.....I restrained myself from throwing him over the railing.....I hope we don't see each other in the firery inferno depicted on the dome!
What is your view of hell!