Sunday, July 6, 2008

Bella Firenze

July 4, 2008

No fireworks today, thank god.

Tonight I had the most amazing visual experience.

I walked to a welcome dinner for the students on the other side of the Arno, quite a long way but at night there's lots of activity around the piazzas with street performers and musicians so it didn't feel that long.

The dinner was held at a beautiful palazzo outside on the terrace.

But on my way home at 10 or so I was walking over a bridge and looked up at the ponte vecchio and saw a sliver of the moon hanging over the bridge exactly in the center. With the colors of the bridge and lights reflected in deep turquoise water, it was absolutely breathtaking and with that added bonus of the moon it was quite spectacular. Of course I didn't have a camera with me and I'm not sure if a photo would have done it justice anyway.

Faith has charmed her way across Florence (big surprise there), they love children here. Bella bambina.

I hope to continue these posts, but I'll have to wait to add photos at home. I'm in an internet cafe.

Ciao for now.


jimnancar said...

Hi Laura, Faith and Mom, Great to hear about your trip so far. It sounds terrific except for the suitcase and computer conspiracy. Is it beautiful? I hope things settle a bit and you can find a routine that allows for some rest. Take care. Love Nancy

Laura said...

Hi Nancy,

Say hello to everyone at lunch for me. It's going great here.