Inspiration: Our Summer Trip to Italy

Inspiration: Our Summer Trip to Italy

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Maxwell Ryan
Jun 18, 2009
We spotted this family having drinks in their big window overlooking the Arno and had to snap a pic. What a lovely scene we could make out from the distance!

We spent a lot of time in the streets of Florence, walking, eating, shopping and peeking into homes here and there. Like New York, domestic life and street life are mixed, and you have the comfortable feeling of never really being far from home. Here are a few outdoors pics of streets and views to round off my Florence photo tour. We're here for one more week, but totally offline. Country pics will have to wait...

We walked up to this church, San Miniato Al Monte, which was not only a good hike (hot!) and a remarkable church design, but it also provided stunning views of the city from outside the old city walls.

Back into the city we walked! This provides a perfect example of how narrow the sidewalks are in Florence. This is typical, and barely enough room for a stroller at times - forget walking romantically side by side!

This is the Arno right in the center of town, where there is a small waterfall. In this pic there are people fishing and sunbathing. We spotted people in this spot at all hours, but particularly at night.

I took this pic of a table right near us in a restaurant that was just outside on the curb. House wine, a small table on a small street and super fresh food... what else do you want?

Sun setting on the Ponte Vecchio...

Nighttime!

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