Imagine… Spending years constructing this amazing Cathedral with a gigantic hole in the ceiling for a massive dome, knowing the technology, knowledge & skill did not actually exist to build the dome. About a hundred years passed before the dome was able to be designed & constructed by Brunelleschi. Just another amazing part of amazing Florence.
One of the classic sights in Florence (or Firenze if you are Italian) Italy would have to be the Ponte Vecchio bridge over the Arno River. I was fortunate to have had a beautiful sky complete with shafts of light leading your eye to the famous bridge in the distance.
When I travel to amazing places I wonder; Do the people that live here, and walk these grounds every day think of this place as amazing, or is it just where they sit and enjoy their lunch break like you or I might in our local park?
Rome obviously has no shortage of water. There are hundreds (perhaps thousands) of drinking fountains scattered around the city. The water runs continuously and I am told is quite safe to drink. I believe you would agree it’s also somewhat more beautiful than a plastic water bottle.
I very rarely use this forum to cast editorial comments, however speaking of bottled water check out this quite interesting & entertaining video about the bottled water industry:
My brother & I just spent a few days walking around Rome on a quickie getaway. On our last evening we tried to time our arrival at the Colosseum to take a few ‘purple hour’ photos. It was a great trip! We did some walking, ate some fine meals & drank some good wine while shooting a lot of photos and visiting areas that are ancient enough to make me feel quite young, if not insignificant .