All posts tagged: Duomo

Ponte Vecchio

Among the four old bridges that span the river, the Ponte Vecchio, that bridge which is covered with the shops of jewellers and goldsmiths, is a most enchanting feature in the scene. The space of one house, in the center, being left open, the view beyond, is shown as in a frame; and that precious glimpse of sky, and water, and rich buildings, shining so quietly among the huddled roofs and gables on the bridge, is exquisite. – Charles Dickens Charles Dickens says it all in that quote. Florence is something else but Ponte Vecchio and the feel of it is just out if this world. People forget all those shops are on top of a bridge and held up by a pretty old structure. I managed to take some scenic & family shots in the exact spot he mentioned. He is right on the money with how it frames the view. I’ve been to Florence many times before but I had neglected this side of the city for the most part. Yes, shameful but …

Under the Tuscan Sun in Siena

For the past 12 years, I have been day dreaming and talking about one of my most favourite life experiences. The experience that probably planted a travel bug in me and made me tell every single university student to do the same. 12 years ago I decided to join a student exchange program and study Tuscan architecture in Siena, Italy. I had the most amazing time and met the most awesome friends because of that decision. Fast forward 12 years…… I’M BACK!!! For 2 days, but I’m back!