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FLORENCE, ITALY 2011
here is a close up of The Duomo. the façade is covered with various marble panels in shades of green and pink, and bordered with white. the whole façade is dedicated to the Mother of Christ.

FLORENCE, ITALY 2011

here is a close up of The Duomo. the façade is covered with various marble panels in shades of green and pink, and bordered with white. the whole façade is dedicated to the Mother of Christ.

FLORENCE, ITALY 2011
these images are of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore also called The Duomo. it is the cathedral church of Florence. construction began in 1296 in the Gothic style and was completed in 1436.

FLORENCE, ITALY 2011

these images are of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore also called The Duomo. it is the cathedral church of Florence. construction began in 1296 in the Gothic style and was completed in 1436.

FLORENCE, ITALY 2011
this image is of a collection of padlocks on the Ponte Vecchio covered bridge. they are locked to the railing around the statue of Benvenuto Cellini (he was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, and painter). this tradition is said to have been introduced by the padlock shop owner at the end of the bridge. it is popular with love and lovers : by locking the padlock and throwing the key into the river, the two become eternally bonded.

FLORENCE, ITALY 2011

this image is of a collection of padlocks on the Ponte Vecchio covered bridge. they are locked to the railing around the statue of Benvenuto Cellini (he was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, and painter). this tradition is said to have been introduced by the padlock shop owner at the end of the bridge. it is popular with love and lovers : by locking the padlock and throwing the key into the river, the two become eternally bonded.

FLORENCE, ITALY 2011
the left image is the archway to the entrance of the Ponte Vecchio (covered bridge).
the right image is of the houses along the Arno River.

FLORENCE, ITALY 2011

the left image is the archway to the entrance of the Ponte Vecchio (covered bridge).

the right image is of the houses along the Arno River.

FLORENCE, ITALY 2011
this image is of the Ponte Vecchio bridge. it is a beautiful medieval stone covered bridge that crosses the Arno River. there are several jewelry, art, and souvenir shops inside the bridge. it was first built in 996 but was rebuilt several times. it was the only bridge in Florence that was not destroyed by the nazis.

FLORENCE, ITALY 2011

this image is of the Ponte Vecchio bridge. it is a beautiful medieval stone covered bridge that crosses the Arno River. there are several jewelry, art, and souvenir shops inside the bridge. it was first built in 996 but was rebuilt several times. it was the only bridge in Florence that was not destroyed by the nazis.

FLORENCE, ITALY 2011
the left image is the Palazzo Vecchio, or town hall of Florence. the statue to the left of the doorway is a copy of Michelangelo’s David. it overlooks the Piazza della Signoria. the Piazza is still the political hub of the city today, a popular meeting place of many Florentines and tourists, and is near the gateway to the Uffizi Gallery.
the image on the right is also in the Piazza della Signoria, the statue is titled “The Fountain of Neptune” by Bartolomeo Ammannati (1575).

FLORENCE, ITALY 2011

the left image is the Palazzo Vecchio, or town hall of Florence. the statue to the left of the doorway is a copy of Michelangelo’s David. it overlooks the Piazza della Signoria. the Piazza is still the political hub of the city today, a popular meeting place of many Florentines and tourists, and is near the gateway to the Uffizi Gallery.

the image on the right is also in the Piazza della Signoria, the statue is titled “The Fountain of Neptune” by Bartolomeo Ammannati (1575).

FLORENCE, ITALY 2011
this is an image of the Ponte alle Grazie bridge. it crosses over the Arno River and was first built in 1227. in 1944 it was destroyed by the nazi army, and then was rebuilt in 1953. it is the longest bridge in Florence.

FLORENCE, ITALY 2011

this is an image of the Ponte alle Grazie bridge. it crosses over the Arno River and was first built in 1227. in 1944 it was destroyed by the nazi army, and then was rebuilt in 1953. it is the longest bridge in Florence.

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