19 April 2010

Vacation photos

Musings from Florence: Part 3

A picture really is worth a thousand words. The first photo below is the Duomo (cathedral). It was named for the dome that caps the church and makes the cathedral a landmark that can be seen throughout much of the old city. The old saying: All roads lead to the Duomo is mostly true in Florence.

 This statue is in San Croce, and with a little digging I could figure out whose tomb she's guarding, but  that's not why I took the photo. I just love the way the light is pouring over her.

A street in Siena. The medieval wall still runs around the city center, and so walkways simply run beneath it. The passageway above smelled of damp stone, mold and plaster and was quite dark. I also had to use the flash to take the picture.


Jeffe Kennedy said...

I love the statue at San Croce also!

Stephanie Burkhart said...

Wow, Keena, your pictures tell a wonderful story. I can tell you had a blast in Florence! Thanks so much for sharing. I love opening visual of the Dome. Breathtaking!

I'm so glad you were able to travel without having to worry about that volcano.


Keena Kincaid said...

Thanks, Steph. I flew out the day the volcano exploded, and air space was shut down a few hours after I landed back in the States. Whew! (although between you and me, I probably wouldn't have minded being "stuck" in Florence for a few extra days.

Keena Kincaid said...

Isn't she breathtaking, Jeffe? I was mesmerized by the way the light was falling that afternoon.