Florence and fini…for now

Being that I have to return to work tomorrow I thought I’d revisit the pictures from my favorite stop on our journey; Florence.  I could’ve easily spent several more days there on my own, but alas, I couldn’t really abandon the students for whom I was partially responsible.  The architecture, art, and history of Florence was palpable and pervasive.  As with most places we visited there were a lot of people there, but for me at least the energy enshrined in the buildings and statues of Florence masked the throngs of people.  I couldn’t believe how many important and noteworthy people in world history had at one time or another lived and/or worked there. It was exciting, as a geography teacher, for me to see the statues of Amerigo Vespucci and Galileo Galilei and moving to see in real life Michelangelo’s work throughout our visit.  Many of the statues appeared as if they could step down of their pedestals at any moment.    Every opportunity I had to ditch our group, yet keep them in sight, I’d dart off to snap a few pictures.  The gallery below includes some of those, I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed taking them.

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