Honeymoon XI – Florence
The next day we took a train to Florence.
Check out this guy and his mustache. The folding bike is a good idea. Eventually I'll have to add one of those to my collection.
We didn't know that there were slow trains and fast trains. So a trip that we thought would take an hour and a half took four hours. Live and learn.
We were told that due to a holiday, it might be hard to find a room. So when I guy approached us at the train station and told us he would take us to his B&B, we jumped on it. When we needed to use the bathroom, we tip-toed past the family watching soccer in the living room.
We could have stayed here. As the song says, you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.
We walked around Florence at night.
The next morning they served us breakfast in our room. For the first time since we left home, we got eggs for breakfast. We were happy campers.
We were now on a mission to see David. We wandered the streets and found an unassuming building. There was no line. We paid for our tickets and entered. David was massive and surrounded by photos by American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The photos of naked humans actually complimented David. We weren't allowed to snap any photos inside the museum so I don't have any pictures of David to show you.
However, I did find this commentary inside a bathroom stall.
We then continued to wander the streets. Check out this church.
Nearby was the St. Giovanni Baptistery. Here's the ceiling.
A demon enjoys a tasty snack.
We wandered some more as I got colder and colder. Winter had arrived, and I was in need for a wool sweater.
Here's a one-man band.
My beautiful wife. Lovely, lovely, lovely, and darn good navigator.
The Ponte Vecchio spans the Arno River.
Shop, shop, shop.
This was one of the best restaurants we went to. It was pricey, but delicious.
The next morning we visited a giant indoor market with all sorts of interesting vendors.
Here's another photo by Kim.
And another one.
How about some rabbit?
Check out the buckets of olives.
We then got on a train and headed back to Rome. There was only one full day left before we had to fly home.