Here are just a few more pictures from our weekend in Florence.
We mentioned how big things were--David was big, the Duomo was big, even the doors were big. Check out Lucy in front of some of the doors at Palazzo Pitti.
And, here's Lucy collecting rocks...she has a way of doing that no matter where we go--remember Williamsburg?
We liked the apartment we stayed in. How did they know that red was my favorite color?
Or that the girls would feel like royalty with this canopy around their bed?
But, I must say that the "living room was kind of weird--basically a hallway with some random furniture, including this odd chair in a corner.
We managed to avoid the carousel on the first day, but the second day, we ended up eating lunch at an establishment right on the same square. We knew it was going to be a required visit for the kids. We were glad that the restaurant handed each child a "free" ticket for a ride--however, after paying the tab of our lunch, we're pretty sure we were owed those free tickets! :)
Here was an interesting obelisk in the Boboli Gardens. It was supported underneath by four turtles (which you can't really see in our picture, but, trust me, they were there).
There were two more obelisks like this in front of Santa Maria Novella. We tried to determine if there was some sort of significance to the turtles...one writer mentioned that perhaps they were Michaelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello and Raphael. (That will only be funny to some of you)