Saturday, July 29, 2006

Ponte Vecchio and the Arno

The Ponte Vecchio is a bridge in Florence, which crosses the Arno River and was built during the middle ages. It's known for being home to a lot of jewelers, which made my mother the happiest lady in the world and which is why we spent plenty of time there. I wasn't all that interested in shopping, especially for jewelry, but the bridge iteself and the river (and the other bridges that span the river) were extremely interesting. The best part of this area is the people...the vendors, other visitors, natives, and artists.

This is the Ponte Vecchio:

Some shots of the river and the bridges:


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