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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Gallimaufry#65

 Day 3  Florence

View of Florence from Piazza Michelangelo

Ponte Vecchio

Sculpture of David 


Piazza della Signoria
Neptune
Hercules and Cacus
David
Piazza del Duomo Firenze
Our group photo  all 37 of us from Malaysia!
Baptistry of San Giovanni

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The intricacy of the stonework and mosaics of the buildings is astounding!
Giotto's Bell Tower
Dome fresco of the Florence Cathedral

Tomb of Antipope John XXIII in the Florence Baptistry
Piazza della Repubblica
The Christmas lights in Florence are bellissimo!
Palazzo Vecchio
II Porcellino
Legend has it that good fortune follows those who rub the boar’s snout. Some tourists have even gone so far as to place a coin in its jaws, in hopes that the water would wash the coin from the boar’s mouth into the grate below. Doing so would mean that all your wishes would come true and you would get to visit Florence again.
 
When in Florence, eat a Florentine Steak!
Last glimpse of Florence from our bus

My Corner of the World

60 comments:

  1. Florencia es muy bella. La quisera conocer te mando un beso.

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  2. I've been fortunate to have visited Florence twice in my life! Your photos brought back wonderful memories, Veronica. I did rub the boars snout the first time, so the magic worked! :)

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  3. Those photos are seriously amazing! And the steak has me DROOL!

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  4. Glad that you enjoyed your visit. Before Christmas it was even better, maybe. Happy Sunday!

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  5. Hello,
    Beautiful tour and photos of Florence! The buildings are gorgeous, I love the cathedral. Did you rub the boar's snout? The steak looks delicious. Great trip post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

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  6. What a nice places, thanks for your sharing...

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  7. The economy of Italy would tank without tourism!

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  8. Thank you for sharing your wonderful tours with us. I scrolled down to Day 1. The fabulous photos gave me contentment.

    Yoko

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  9. Dearest Veronica,
    What a joy this Sunday morning for being taken back to Florence!
    You got indeed lovely photos due to the Christmas period and yes—leave the intricate details to the Italians—past and present!
    You sure had a nice sized group from Malaysia and they all no doubt have enjoyed it very much.
    Big hugs,
    Mariette

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  10. Beautiful photos from Florence! It must be a wonderful place to visit.
    I wish you a great week ahead!

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  11. Architectural delights! What an epic stroll...

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  12. What a fabulous trip and a good way to see a lot. Love the statutes and beautiful buildings! WOW!

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  13. Florence is a stunning city, Veronica! I never knew Michaelangelo's David was located there. Such amazing art throughout . . . Glad you and your very large group were able to visit.
    Blessings!

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  14. Wow, you sure got to see a lot.

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  15. Oh wow what a magnificent time you must be having. Enjoy.

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  16. One of my favorite cities. Lucky you!
    Amalia
    xo

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  17. Florentine steak is fantastic, Veronica! Great report about Florence! Wonderful picture of Ponte Vecchio :-)

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  18. Florence is beautiful as are your photos. Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful week.

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  19. Isn't it strange to think of the way people of Michelangelo's day were comfortable with the body yet more sexually restrained than we are today, whereas now it seems to have flipped? Just sayin...
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2023/01/play-time.html

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  20. I've never been there so I appreciate so many great pictures.

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  21. I really enjoyed all of the wonderful photos you shared from Florence, this is such a gorgeous city. I especially loved the photo of you with your son, you look so cute together!!

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  22. Florence is a spot I've always wanted to visit and your photos only reinforce that. Your photography is just fabulous, Veronica. They "take us" there.

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  23. What a nice post I have never been to Florence it LQKS lovely thanks for the tour :-)

    Have a gallimaufrytastic week 👍

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  24. What a beautiful city! I am loving all the stone works and mosaics.

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  25. I love Florence.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  26. Your photos are all stunning. Especially the ones of the Baptistry...they look like you used some kind of editing or special effects. So lovely. The tripof a lifetime.

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  27. so much beauty - lovely photos - love them all

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  28. What a beautiful photo of your trip to Italy.
    Florence is a place I would like to visit someday.
    I've already enjoyed your photos, so I was already traveling a bit.
    Greetings Irma

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  29. Florence looks as wonderful as I am led to believe. Your photos are brilliant Veronica. What a trip that was for you all.

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  30. wow, Veronica. thanks for taking us with you. what a grand, awesome tour of an ancient land.

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  31. Wow Wow Wow - wonderful journey story and your photos are so beautiful. The Cathedral must be amazing,
    thank you for this Walk in Rome with you and your family,
    greetings
    Kirsi

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  32. That had to be so wonderful and exciting to see up close and in person.

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  33. What a beautiful place to see through your eyes. All your photos are a joy to look at, and I especially love your group photo. I think you have been so blessed to have seen all of this. Make me yearn to go there.

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  34. the statues look so huge.... wish to see them on the spot...
    Thank you for sharing wonderful photos .....

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  35. The photos are beautiful. It reminds me of the times we have been there, thank you.

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  36. Wow, such a beautiful place, and your photos are spectacular!! I love that Florentine steak!

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  37. Wow - there is so much detail in the architecture and art that one could gaze for hours. Beautiful! The steak looks good, too. Wonderful photos, Veronica, thank you for sharing.

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  38. Florence is a city really worth seeing! I was there 10 years ago and was very happy to see you again pictures of this great city! Thank you!
    Happy Wednesday

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  39. Florence is a city really worth seeing! I was there 10 years ago and was very happy to see you again pictures of this great city! Thank you!
    Happy Wednesday

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  40. beautiful places! have a great day! :)

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  41. You are so fortunate to have traveled to Italy and seen all these amazing sights! TFS all these wonderful photos with your readers!

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  42. Such a great place for photos. You could probably spend forever there and still not capture it all.

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  43. A place I would love to explore. Beautiful and I always enjoy your food. Wow.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, Veronica. ♥

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  44. Thanks Veronica Lee, for another wonderful photographic tour of your trip to Italy and for showing the beauty in Florence. It was great to see your travel group too. The boar's snout certainly has been rubbed by a lot of people hoping for good luck. Were you among them?

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  45. I'm glad I see again this place with new details. You were lucky to see this country in a special period of the year. Beautiful images Veronica!
    Happy WW and a fine week!😘❤️

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  46. Thanks for sharing your pictures! It looks like you had an amazing time visiting Italy. You are so lucky!

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  47. Ne kadar güzel bir gezi. Binaların mimarisine hayran kaldım. Her fotoğraf ayrı bir güzellik. :) Bizimle paylaştığınız için teşekkürler. Keyifli geziler. :)

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  48. Veronica, #65 is another amazing Gallimaufry! Wow, what a trip you had! So many neat photos and memories. You did a great job of capturing Florence! Thanks so much for sharing! Wishing you happy days ahead! John

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  49. Wow, what a wonderful place. Why have I not been there? !!

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  50. Hello Veronica:=) Excellent photography showing beautiful Florence, which I did visit many years ago. I did not return, but did return to Venice three times.
    Thank you for sharing this trip of a lifetime.
    Warm hugs.

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  51. Fantastic views around Florence. Thank you so much for sharing these amazing sights. My parents were there several years before I got married, and gave me a beautifully engraved photograph album that I still have. Seeing all these lovely photos bought that old album back to my mind. Thank you!

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  52. Oh yes, dear Veronica, Florence is a city worth seeing! I particularly like the statue of David and the ornate church buildings. All of this is beautiful! You were a big group, but everything looks very happy and harmonious. We didn't try the Florentine steak back then - it looks huge, could you eat it all by yourself?
    ALL THE BEST! Traude
    ❤️

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  53. The buildings are GRAND and amazing. I would love to visit here someday. The steaks are a little different than the steaks here, they're huge! Interesting story about the boar. I would love to go shopping here, and the carousel is delightful. How magical it would be to visit at Christmas. This was a wonderful once in a lifetime trip for you. Thank you for sharing it with us. : )

    ~Sheri

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  54. That was a fantastic tour Veronica! Your pictures are equally fantistic.

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