Friday, October 27
Wednesday, October 25
Okay, this is fun & real pricey!
Tuesday, October 24
Sunday, October 22
The Pitti Palace in Florence
As pretentious as it sounds, I have seen the palace in Madrid & the Versaille, but the Pitti Palace...wow! People lived that way?
The Scupture Garden at the Guggenheim
At the amazing Guggenheim in Venice there were a couple of neon scupltures.
Peggy's grave. Peggy's dogs graves. Art by Picasso, Frances Bacon, Calder, Pollock,
Ernst and so many others. It was wonderful.
Arabic Game Shows
In Rome the B&B had a flatscreen with 1500 channels, about 500 were Arabic telecasts from many different nations. This game show was kind of surreal to me because was all glam and American game showesque. There were even soap operas and some movies. John Olsteen was being tranlsated on one channel.
Tuesday, October 17
The End of the Euro Trip
After visiting the Pantheon one last time and having our last bowl of pasta and pizza we pack for Amsterdam. We arrive at the New Amsterdam Hotel just shy of sunset. Eric & I were able to walk around some and swing by places we had been before on some of the main streets. I had forgotten about the women in the Red Light windows. When we came across one I looked at her like it was something I had seen everyday, but inside I was thinking "oh my gawd!"
The next day we had the provided hot breakfast and coffee. We set out to shop at little in the rain and take a few photos before out train ride to the airport back to the United States.
Thursday, October 12
History, Sculptures, Gelato & Prada
Eric & I arrived to our 'Best B&B' without any problems. Super cute place and close to a lot of sites. We felt like we were living there since it was a one story walk up and we had old skeletons keys to the big front doors. Housekeeping made breakfast each morning and delivered it to us. Sweet. I miss that.
On a Saturday evening we walked a main shopping street and you would not believe the people watching. It was amazing.
The streets were blocked for almost a mile. Some shops had a line into the street to get in. At the end of the walk we ran
into the film festival booths sponsored by Playstation Portable. We had planned to make it to the red carpet to Nicole Kidman
the second night we were in Rome, but never made it.
That evening we walked a couple blocks to the Pantheon. We ate at Cul De Sac recommended by Wallpaper magazine and did some more sightseeing. In the days that followed we did an amazing amount of sightseeing, people watching and shopping. We made it to all the typical site and the the Vatican on our last day.
Wednesday, October 11
2 Days in Venice (not enuf')
From Florence we took the train to Venice. We arrived later than we wanted because we boarded a train to Zurich by mistake and missed out direct to Venice. Once we settled into our historic hotel, Hotel Al Sole, we took a water taxi around the outer banks to the
Piazza San Marco. There were not too many people out, so we could enjoy the scenery without all the people and pigeons.
After that we walked around the small streets and bridges to window shop and get the lay of the land. The next day we walked all over and took the vaperetos around. Highlights were the Ca' Rezzonico, the Guggenheim and the Basilica.
If I were able to do it all again, I would have spent more time in Venice and take a boat or ferry to Greece and Croatia.