Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Falling for Firenze

Pompeii was our last excursion in southern Italy. The next morning we bade farewell to Rome, and boarded a Eurostar for Florence. I wasn't sure quite what to expect in Florence, though I knew it would be an amazing city to see.

What I didn't know was just how beautiful the city really is. Less polluted, more compact and absolutely gorgeous. Cooler than Rome and Pompeii, though still plenty hot in the July sun.

And of course, the Duomo. How could I not be drawn to the star, the greatest Dome in Italy? It was our first stop, but that is a tale for another post. (Note, since I didn't have a wide angle lens capable of photographing the face of the Duomo, I made do with three exposures and the Photoshop panorama tool)

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