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Friday, 20-Jun-2003 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Florence, Italy (again)

In front of Capelle Medici right after shopping
Another trip to Piazza della Signora for the sculptures
This is Michaelangelo's David in front of Palazzo Vecchio
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June 13 - Back in Florence the same afternoon after sightseeing in Pisa. Shots were taken the following day after a leather shopping spree at Mercato de San Lorenzo where we scored lightweight leather jackets, belts and wallets. Oooh, shopping frenzy in Firenze (Florence)!


Thursday, 19-Jun-2003 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Pisa, Italy

The Duomo in Pisa with the famous Leaning Tower
 
 
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June 12 - While in Florence (Firenze), we took another train to Pisa for an afternoon of sightseeing...


Wednesday, 18-Jun-2003 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Florence, Italy

The couchette on the night train to Florence
First stop- Uffizi which used to be the Medici's office...
but now a museum of great masterpieces
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June 12 - So much to see, do and BUY in Florence...


Tuesday, 17-Jun-2003 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Chillon Castle, Villeneuve, Switzerland

At the wooden bridge leading to the entrance
Inside the castle grounds with Montreaux in the background
Junnie on the right just above the datestamp :)
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June 10 - Another day, another tour. This time we were bound for the ancient castle of Chillon.

(A THOUSAND YEARS AND COUNTING

No one is sure when the castle was first built. Its site has been occupied since the Bronze Age, but most historians date the oldest parts of the château to about a thousand years ago and credit Pierre II of Savoy with building the present structure in the 13th Century. Its infamous dungeons were literally carved from the rock that supports the castle foundations. The visible portions of the castle include some two dozen buildings around three courtyards, all jammed together in a classically crowded medieval style.

For the last 200 years, the château has been owned by the Canton of Vaud, and it has been a tourist attraction since it was visited (and popularized) by 19th Century poets and authors such as Byron, Shelley, Victor Hugo, Hans Christian Andersen, Flaubert, Mark Twain, and Charles Dickens.

-from europeforvisitors.com)





Monday, 16-Jun-2003 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Zermatt, Switzerland

Picturesque view from the gasoline station
View from the gas station on our way to Zermatt
Is this the auto-route? Looks more like the scenic route to me.
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June 9 - We were bound for the ultimate thrill of seeing the inspiration of the Toblerone logo, the great Matterhorn peak...


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