Saturday, June 18, 2011

Florence from above 

We climbed to the top of the Duomo this morning, and I took a few pictures of Florence from above. Some of the shots are wide angle, and some are not, which accounts for the differences in scale.

Florence from above

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Florence from above


By Blogger Andrew Hofer, at Sat Jun 18, 09:33:00 PM:

got a few of those-


By Blogger John, at Sun Jun 19, 07:13:00 AM:

I recommmend Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King to understand how the dome was constructed and the genius involved.  

By Blogger sykes.1, at Sun Jun 19, 09:55:00 AM:

What are you using for a camera? I am in the market for a range-finder like camera (my daughter has permanent possession of my small camera), and I am looking at Olympus PEN P2 and Fuji X100s.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Jun 19, 12:05:00 PM:

There are some outstanding restaurants in Florence. If you are still there, try Garga. It's got great food, a very decent wine list, a good staff and an especially good decor.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Jun 19, 04:51:00 PM:

These photos are interesting. I'm much more familiar with Florence as seen from street-level or shots out of windows of buildings in town. In some respects these pictures are a little disappointing, in that Florence doesn't seem as impressive from above as it does from within town. Although the architecture of the most significant buildings stands out, the sophisticated charm of many of the other buildings and the streets themselves seems diminished at this angle.  

By Blogger Miss Ladybug, at Sun Jun 19, 10:55:00 PM:

The climb up all those stairs is worth it! I thought the view was spectacular. It's been a few years since I was there: I was a junior in high school on a study trip for school. I had to do a couple of presentations while we were there (we got graded on those). One of the things I did mine on was Santa Croce where Michelangelo is buried, and you could still see the high water mark from that big flood back in 1966. Can't remember what the other thing I reported on was. That was also the trip when I discovered the joy that is gelato ;-)  

By Blogger Mike Landfair, at Tue Jun 21, 12:24:00 PM:

I remember that tall tower well. We bought gelato and ate it in the shadow of the tower with the big clock face.  

By Anonymous Ignoramus, at Wed Jun 22, 09:52:00 PM:

Jumping in with something off topic, hope Fearless Leader doesn't mind:

Ben Bernanke at today's press conference:

"we don't have a precise read on why this slower pace of growth is persisting"

I've been calling a "double dip" for months. Where's my Nobel Prize or Princeton Chair.

Go figure.  

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