Architecture, Art, Photography, Travel

oh florence!

Florence

The Italian adventure continues.  I spent one day in Florence and wandered around Piazza Santa Croce to the Piazza Della Signoria.  In a short amount of time I saw the Statue of David, Basilica of Santa Croce, Gucci Museum, wandered the cute streets for leather goods and gold, and of course more gelato. Here is a glimpse of beautiful Florence…

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Ciao Venice

VeniceHello. Last week I started sharing my European adventures with you.  We saw London, Paris, and a little bit of Switzerland.  This week it’s all about Italy.  Venice was a total love at first sight.  You get to Venice via boat and when I saw Venice for the first time I just thought it was completely breathtaking.  It’s really magical to see such a beautiful city via boat.  Venice is all about small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Here is a glimpse of beautiful Venice…

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and then we ventured to Burano

Burano

Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon.  The island is famous for lace and the colored houses. Legend has it that people in Burano painted their homes luminous colors so that the fishermen could see them even in the thick fog. This little island is so charming and is a must see. In every shop you will see Venetian masks and adorable little Pinocchio dolls.

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bonjour Paris

Paris

Paris is a romantic and magical city. Paris is known for its beautiful architecture and its decadent sweets. Our first night we sailed along the river Sienne and saw Paris at night.  I love Paris at night. The city just sparkles. I loved sailing under the Paris bridges and seeing the beautifully lit architecture at night.  Everywhere you turn you can see people along the water taking a stroll, dancing, and eating. Petite cafés bursting onto the sidewalks of the Parisian streets. Magical…

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The next day was all about Crepes & Cafes and a visit to Notre Dame.

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We strolled along the Sienne River. Visited the Love Locks Bridges starting at Paris’ point Zero.

ParisParisParisParisParisLater that day we went to the Eiffel Tower and strolled along the Champs de Elysee

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At night, we visited the Red Light District for Parisian Cabaret and I ended the night eating Macarons in my hotel room.

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