Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Honey and Ang's Excellent Italian Adventure: 11 € of 20€ Worth of Culture in Florence...

After having spent our whole first full day in Florence shopping at the San Lorenzo street market, we figured that we should spend our last full day in Florence getting some culture in, and that we did. A full 20€ worth.

{He looks like the little dude here.}

Our first stop of the day was to the Galleria Academia to see the David, along with some of the other art work that really pales in comparison once you've seen him in gigantic form up close...

{In line to the see the David.}

{People have obviously waited in line quite a long time to see the David.}

The line wasn't horrible when we got there at 8:45 am, and we only had to wait about 45 minutes to get inside. No pictures can be taken inside the Galleria Academia, so the photo tour ends here...

My favorite way to explore a new city is to just get lost. I find that you stumble upon the most amazing and interesting things that way, and it's always a surprise. So once we were done at Galleria Academia we decided to just walk and look for a cafe to grab some espresso and something to eat.

We wandered back into the piazza with the Duomo, Cathedral and Bapistry, and were amazed by the amount of people in that little square. Turns out it was also a holiday, a saint's day of some sort, maybe St. John the Baptist? Not sure, being that I'm not Catholic, but whoever's day it was a lot of people seemed to think he was a pretty big deal.

And just by wandering, we came upon the square with the fake David statue, along with some other really impressive architecture and sculpture work...

{I loved this fountain, but have no idea what it is called.}

{Hey! That's me in front of that fountain that I loved!}

{Hello gorgeous.}

{I heart their helmets.}

After pressing my face up against the window at Chanel for awhile, we were starving. But yet we kept walking, rather than stopping for food. We're hardcore explorers like that.

{Walking along to Ponte Vecchio.}

To be continued...

A la prochaine friends...

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