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Old 03-22-2008, 03:31 AM
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More pics day 10

1. It will never look this good again
2. Ang over in the corner on her Carckberry
3. Menacing but beautiful
4. Somewhat bad pic of interior
5. Obligatory dash shot
6. My Delivery Specialist Bernhard going over more features. Ang took with her camera.
7. Still going over features. Ang took with her camera.
8. Taking it all in. Ang took with her camera.
9. As you can see there are other customers taking delivery of their cars. Ang took with her camera.
10. It's a beautiful thing. Ang took with her camera.
11. 300hp, 300ft/lbs torque, twin turbo, inline 6cyl.. 0-60mph 5.3 sec. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Ang took
12. Ang taking me shooting Cooper. Had no idea. Ang took with her camera.
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ED @ Welt 27.10.07 l Drop-Off Bremerhaven 05.11.07 l Made Port NJ 26.11.07 l PCD 21.12.07
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:37 AM
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37. This is the elevator used to bring the cars up to the delivery area.
38. 1 series hatchback. Not here yet.
39. BMW motorcycle display.
40. BMW HQ from the steps we came down from Premium Lounge.
41. BMW HQ from the staircase landing.
42. Soup bowl museum
43. The view from the balcony of the Premium Lounge.
44. The view the public has of the delivery area as customers get their cars.
45. Public watching deliveries.
46. Pic of the restaurant. They will ask you if you want to make a reservation for dinner or lunch. You pay.
47. E92 Alpine White.
48. BMW F1 car.
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ED @ Welt 27.10.07 l Drop-Off Bremerhaven 05.11.07 l Made Port NJ 26.11.07 l PCD 21.12.07
2008 E92 335i Barbera Red l Saddle Brown l Aluminum Trim l ZPP l ZCW l ZSP l CA l Nav l HD Radio l 6MT l PDC l 6FL

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Old 03-22-2008, 03:48 AM
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1. Learn about BMW technology and engineering.
2-3. New M3
4. Carbon fiber roof of new M3
5. M3 interior
6. What you see as you drive out of the Welt. It was hard to say goodbye. But Europe awaited.
7-8. Interior shot. The color is Dakota Saddle Brown. I forgot to turn on the vibration reduction. Ang has already started to make a mess. Good grief.
9. How not to pack for Europe. Trust me.
10. These prices are per liter, not gallon. If I did my math correctly that 1.40 euro for super is roughly $8.39/gal. And we are complaining about $3.50/gal.
11. My first fill-up 76 euro = 119.75.
12. First time we see Nueschwanstein Castle.
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ED @ Welt 27.10.07 l Drop-Off Bremerhaven 05.11.07 l Made Port NJ 26.11.07 l PCD 21.12.07
2008 E92 335i Barbera Red l Saddle Brown l Aluminum Trim l ZPP l ZCW l ZSP l CA l Nav l HD Radio l 6MT l PDC l 6FL

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Old 03-22-2008, 04:01 AM
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61-62. This is the castle Walt Disney modeled the Magic Kingdom after.
63. First time I had to pay to use the bathroom. ,50 euro
64. I'm a bit loopy after the days experience. My parents did teach me how to act in public. LOL
65. I'm ready to go, she wants to take pic....I oblige.
66-71. Pics are self-explanatory. That remote for the camera came in handy.
72. Baroque Benecdictine Abbey in Ettal
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ED @ Welt 27.10.07 l Drop-Off Bremerhaven 05.11.07 l Made Port NJ 26.11.07 l PCD 21.12.07
2008 E92 335i Barbera Red l Saddle Brown l Aluminum Trim l ZPP l ZCW l ZSP l CA l Nav l HD Radio l 6MT l PDC l 6FL

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Old 03-22-2008, 04:51 AM
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Day 11

28 Oktober 2007 – Palaces, mountain passes and panicky woman…OH MY!!!
We took the southern route (23 to 187 to 179 to 17) through Österreich (Austria) back to Neuschwanstein Castle. If you do not see a blue sign welcoming you to Österreich, then you will know you have left Deutschland because the price of gas will drop a bit.
We decided to walk up the hill to the castle rather than ride the horse drawn carriage. In case you are wondering there is more than one carriage to take you up and the cost is 5€ each way. We figured we would take in the views and enjoy talking about what we had experienced thus far on the trip. The lines for the carriage were kind of long anyhow. By the time we waited for a ride we could have been ¾ of the way up. It is not a bad walk if you take it easy.
Once you reach the top of the hill there are some great views to enjoy either before you enter the castle or after. We did not have to wait in line for a ticket because we had the 14 day pass. The office you need to go to is through a door off to the right once you enter the courtyard. We showed the lady our pass and she gave us our tickets. She told us the time to come back to the window, which was basically the next tour time. You enter through a separate entrance than the general public. Be sure to tell her you want an English-speaking tour. Tour is about 45min and photography of the interior is verboten. You can take pictures of the outside through the windows, but of nothing on the interior.
The interior is not as gaudy as the Residenz. It is a bit more calm, but still grandiose and every attention is given to detail. You will walk a lot of steps while on the tour. After purchasing a few souvenirs, we began our descent. After a chicken schnitzel sandwich and pommes frites (french fries) off we went to Schloss Linderhof. I went back the way we came and took a route ( 17 to 179 to Kreckelmoosstraße) along Plansee. Great road for driving and scenery. Along the way to Linderhof we saw an Audi R8. Of course I went nuts trying to stop the car and grab for the camera. I stopped in the middle of the road (no other cars coming nor was I on a blind corner) and snapped a shot of the car. The driver pulled over and gave me thumbs up as I took the picture.
Once we arrived at Schloss Linderhof it was the same process as before. Show pass, get tickets. I was a bit disappointed that the gardens were closed for the season. Do a Google search and you will see why. This tour is about 30 minutes and again photography is verboten. We did meet a family from Ohio. The father was a fellow car nut and was very interested in the buying process for ED. I was all too happy to oblige him. One interesting factoid about the palace is this is where King Ludwig kept his mistress.
Here is where the sayings about hindsight and listen to your inner voice ring true. All of the advice of trying to do too much on your trip and to be flexible should be heeded. By the time we left Linderhof it was around 1530. We talked about checking back in at the Dorint and heading out in the morning for Lake Como. We would have only needed to call a couple of hotel and move our reservations to a day later, but no big deal. Well we decided to go ahead and drive today. Stay with me the story gets better.
We stop just before the Österreich border to purchase the road tax sticker and one for Schweiz (Switzerland). Now at this point I know that I am taking Stelvio Pass and then over to San Bernardino Pass down to Lake Como. I figure if I get tired of driving we’ll just spend the night in St. Moritz (so if this my thinking now why did we not just stay in Garmisch). So I head down the A22 through Brenner Pass and exit toward Merano on SS44 (can’t remember exit #). By the way, try finding Stelvio Pass on I-Drive it is a PITA. Luckily I bought print outs of each destination from Viamichelin.com. So I just input the next major little town into I-Drive that the directions showed.
The road that I took toward Merano goes through Passo di Giovo/Jaufenpass and St. Leonardo Pass. What I did not know was this is an awesomely ridiculous road. I am sure it would have been an even more scenic ride had I been able to see my surroundings. My passenger was not so thrilled about the roads. So on goes Mariah again. We get into Merano and decide to stop for a bite to eat. So we find a little café and decide to have pizza. We’re in Italia, why not? Imagine our shock when the guy pulls out a frozen pizza. You know…the kind that we buy at the supermarket. We could not stop laughing. So we continue on to our destination.
SS44 will turn into SS38. As we’re driving along SS38 it is a clear night and the full moon is casting a shimmering light on the peaks of the Italian Alps. We are commenting on how majestic the mountains look, not realizing that I am looking at Stelvio Pass. We make the left onto Via Principale which is still SS38. There is a sign that gives you the road conditions and everything is green on the sign. So I take off for the top. I can see why this is a driver’s dream road. The road was bone dry all the way and it was cool to see off to your left as we got higher the transition from green pasture to snow-capped mountain. About half way up my girlfriend begins to freak out. This takes the fun out of the rest of the ride to the top. No, I was not drifting the corners or driving excessively fast!!! I never got out of second gear on the switchbacks. We make it to the top and I have to inquire what the hell is wrong. She rides any roller coaster I ride, flies on planes a lot…I need to know what happened. She is freaking because it is dark and she can’t see the road level below us. All she could see was us getting higher and higher with a mountaintop getting closer. Now… I did laugh, but I was feeling like a true schmuck. I thought I could enjoy the ride and she could take in the view the full moon was providing. In hindsight the ride would have been more enjoyable during the day, I will admit that much. I tell her that I am also in the car and last I checked not suicidal. So I would never do anything to endanger our lives. But I really had noooooooooooooo idea that she would have a full blown panic attack. And yes I showed her a pic of the road on the web.
After calming her down, apologizing umpteen times and getting a good laugh out of her, I venture out to take the obligatory picture from the top. It was 50 degrees at the bottom, but at the peak it is a nippy 25. Even with my shutter set to 30 seconds and my flash mounted, I could only get a faint pic of the road below.
Now wait there is more to this story. We begin to drive down the other side of the pass; the road is still bone dry. I take the first three or four switchback then comment to her that they put a lot of salt on the roads. Remember the peak is snow covered, but the road was dry on the way up and when I got out for the picture. She comments that I don’t think that is salt, but in fact ice. Remember, if you get the sports package the car comes with summer performance tires. So I am going like 5mph and let the car slow even more before hitting the brake a little hard. Sure enough we slide about a foot or two. WTH!!!! There was no posted advisory about these conditions. There is no way we can continue down this way. So I back up and the traction control tries to keep the wheels from spinning. I should note that at each switchback there is a run-off area. I back up into one of these areas and turned around. If you have not figured this as of yet we had to go back down the way we came. Back through Merano and Bolzano to Lake Como. OK YOU CAN LAUGH NOW!!!!! Over three hours wasted (depending on who you ask), a panicked woman, but it was still a great road to drive. Would I do it again? Affirmative, but only during the day.
We arrived in Como around 3am. My girlfriend still loves me.

Pictures:
1. Sign on the exit door of our hotel in Garmisch. Pretty funny
2-3. Dorint SportHotel. Great hotel. Bigger than the usual European rooms.
4-5. Ski jump that was across from the hotel
6. Not only were the people friendly, the goats were nice enough to pose for a photo op.
7. Restaurant we ate at the previous evening. Great food and staff. Just up the street from the hotel.
8. Gotta give Ang credit. She took these pics with my camera as I was hitting close to 90-100mph. If you look close you can see the mountain peeking through the clouds.
9-12.. Austrian Alps at 90mph.
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ED @ Welt 27.10.07 l Drop-Off Bremerhaven 05.11.07 l Made Port NJ 26.11.07 l PCD 21.12.07
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1-3. Ang went a bit shutter happy with the mountains. But you can't help it.
4. Something other than the Alps. Not sure what castle ruins these are.
5-10. Austrian Alps all around us
11. Nueschwanstein Castle. We had to come back on 10/28/07
12. These are the carriages that you can take to the top of the mountain.
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ED @ Welt 27.10.07 l Drop-Off Bremerhaven 05.11.07 l Made Port NJ 26.11.07 l PCD 21.12.07
2008 E92 335i Barbera Red l Saddle Brown l Aluminum Trim l ZPP l ZCW l ZSP l CA l Nav l HD Radio l 6MT l PDC l 6FL

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1. A stream down the mountainside as we walked up.
2-4. First views of Nueschwanstein Castle as we walked up.
5. Not sure why I am making the ugly face with fake smile. Ang took with her camera
6. MAGIC KINGDOM AIN"T GOT NUTHIN" ON NUESCHWANSTEIN CASTLE. Oh sorry I had a Training Day moment.
7-8. Almost to the top. Ang took with her camera.
9. The view from above to the valley below
10. Nueschwanstein entrance
11-12. View as you enter the courtyard. Ang took with her camera the second photo.
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1. Nueschwanstein against the Alps
2. Valley below
3. Nueschwanstein is taller than Ang. She is 5'9"
4. Magical against the autumn backdrop
5. We had to do a double take on our way down. At first look we thought the kid was carrying the backpack by herself.
6-8. Hohenschwangau Castle is on the opposite mountain
9. Finally back at the base of the mountain. I never did find out what the blue & white pole were for. We saw them in each village we drove through. Anyone?
10. It's that way
11. Cheaper than yesterday (10/27/07). ,30 euros, but damn still.
12. I know enough already with Nueschwanstein.
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1. Ok last one.
2-3. The mothers in Germany had these little bundle thingys for the babies when it gets cold and they have to go out. Ang took with her camera.
4. Austrian & German Alps
5-6. Austrian & German Alps. Plansee below. Ang took with her camera.
7. Just beautiful...the mountains I mean.
8. Screw it Cooper is beautiful too.
9. Other end of Plansee with Austrain Alps
10. An Audi R8 we saw on the way to Schloss Linderhof.
11. A look from Schloss Linderhof. The little cottage in the corner brings the picture to life.
12. Landscape leading to Schloss Linderhof.
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1-2. Schloss Linderhof is were King Ludwig II kept his mistresses. Photography inside was verboten
3. Exterior Schloss Linderhof. Ang took
4. Gilded doorway Schloss Linderhof
5. Gardens were closed for the season at Schloss Linderhof. Ang took
6. top of Schloss Linderhof gardens
7. The cat on the tree was chasing either a squirrel or preying upon a bird. Can't remember which, but it was a crowd stopper.
8. Top of Stelvio Pass. It is a loooooong story concerning the drive to the top of this mountain pass. This is eveidence that I did the deed.
9. You can't really see the road in this picture. It is the twisty line to the left of the snow covered mountain. If you adjust your monitor up or down you can see it a bit better. Google Stelvio Pass and you will see what I am talking about.
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29 Ottobre 2007 – Lake squeeze; I can hear them; is that a street?
We spent the night at Hotel Marco, which is at the lake’s edge. After a somewhat filling breakfast we headed to Bellagio. The drive to Bellagio along the lake is not for the faint of heart with a new car. It is not dangerous, just very narrow. When people step out of their homes they don’t step onto a step or porch, they actually step out into the road. And they do it with no fear.
At one point we drove pass a café sitting at a left radius turn and there was a truck coming in the opposite direction. The men broke out in laughter as I yell “Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey man, don’t hit the car” at the truck. You are literally inches from the mountain face at some points when you stop to let cars pass during the drive. But the scenery is well worth it. Funny thing is my girlfriend did not freak out about being on this twisty narrow road with other cars. She said it was because it was during the day. Go figure.
The funniest sight was a dog walking along the road. As he walked, he stayed only a few inches from the wall. If he were having a conversation in his head it would have gone something like this: “Stay close to the wall, stay really, really close to the wall. They see me, they see me!! Dude, I was hanging out with George and Stanley last night on this same road and they didn’t make it home”.
Bellagio is a bit pricey, but it is well worth a short stop. There are a few gardens that you can visit and the beautiful vistas are endless. After spending a couple of hours here we headed out to Marenello.
Keeping with my consistency I seek out the most scenic route to A1, which was down to Lecco along the lake. It was nice to hear my girlfriend, ohh and ahh again. The Italians drive similarly to Germans. A few exceptions, even when you are coming down the left lane at a good rate of speed cars will pop out into your lane at the last second. They speed up to pass a car and then move back over. You will also come across cars straddling two lanes. The farther south we travelled the driving became a bit more crazy, but still fun. The A1 has few curves and the average speed with traffic is 100+mph.
We arrived in Maranello around 1700. The only point of this stop was so I could see the Ferrari factory. I could only take pics as tours are restricted to customers. I could hear the supercars being tested on the track and did pick up a scale model of a F430. After that we drove over to Modena to visit Lamborghini. The drive should have taken less than 30 minutes, but we were caught in a replica of Washington, DC traffic. After photographing the factory we set out to find something to eat.
We were in need of bottled water also, so we ended up finding a mall with a Carrefour (love this store when we had one at Franklin Mills in Philadelphia) in Bologna. The nav was useless in finding the store. After stopping for directions we found what we were looking for. But, not until we came to one of the many circles with like forty signs for businesses and attractions with arrows going in different directions. This would not be so bad if not for the 1-2 seconds you have to find what you are looking for. After going around the circle about three times and each time we came to the signpost me saying, “Here it comes…READY!!!” My girlfriend would stretch her neck to read the sign as we zoomed by.
With our stomachs full, two 12 packs of acqua and multi-grain granola bars we were off to Firenze. My girlfriend is convinced that we got too much water. Such the glass ½ empty person. LOL!!
I should note that I am thoroughly convinced that Italia, not New Jersey, my home State, is the capitol of tolls and circles (roundabouts). It makes the Garden State Parkway look like an amateur.
We arrived in Firenze around 2100. When you arrive it throws you just a bit, similar to the reaction we had when arriving in Como. The area looks a bit suspect, but it looks better as you near the city centre.
All those whom have visited Firenze or for that matter other major parts of Italía, that are in favor of them hanging signs that say “You figure it out” and “Is it a street or is it not?...go ahead take a chance” raise your hand. I drove aimlessly around the Duomo, but I am sure it was for buses only. A few more possible illegal left turns and I was a block from our hotel. We were not sure if the street was a pedestrian only area or not. We found a couple of police officers that confirmed it was indeed ok to drive down the street.
We decided to see if the Westin Excelsior, our second hotel, would hold our bags. They were in fact gracious enough to hold our bags since we were checking-in the following days. As I was taking the suitcases out of the trunk, the bag with the tour guides in it was open and everything fell out leaving a nice one inch scratch on the bumper. As I’m using quick detailer and a microfiber to clean the area, my girlfriend slithers away as if all of a sudden she is interested in the facade of the hotel. The hotel recommended Garage Europa for parking for 20€/day.
After walking back to and checking-in at Hotel Axial, we went out to find gelato. A little explanation is in order concerning the two hotels. When we originally made our reservations they were for three days at the Westin, but then we decided to add an additional day. We could not get the Westin for the fourth day, so with the help of tripadvisor.com, we chose the Hotel Axial.

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3. Cooper resting in the lot after a hard night
4. View to the left of the balcony
5. View from room. Ang took with her camera
6. Hotel Marco's. great mom & pop hotel, breakfast included and extremely clean. Nothing fancy, but what you need. Will stay here again
7. View behind hotel of homes in mountainside
8. Mountainside construction
9. Mountainside living. Ang took with her camera.
10-12. Using a circular polarizer on camera was able to get shot of life beneath the surface.
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1-2. Mallard ducks on Lake Como
3. The drive to Bellagio from Como. Very narrow road. Credit to Ang's somewhat steady hand.
4. Yes this is two-way.
5. Thought I was definitely going to trade paint in some sections.
6. Yes I did yell like a you know what. Inches from the wall and side mirrors folded in. Kind of funny then, but still worried about the car. Gotta give the Italians props for their driving ability. Not as crazy as their southern Italy counterparts.
7. Ferry coming to port in Bellagio
8. View of opposite side of lake from Bellagio.
9. View across lake. Ang took with her camera.
10. One of the shopping areas in Bellagio.
11. Farther up the steps in Bellagio.
12. Bellagio shopping area. Ang took with her camera.
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1-3. Bellagio shopping area in black & white. Ang took with her camera. I know the shoppes looks closed but the area was definitely open for business. black & white.
4. Shopping areas in color. Ang took with her camera.
5. Not sure how she got this effect, but it is cool. Ang took with her camera.
6. Home in Bellagio. Ang took with her camera.
7. I thought this made a cool looking pic of a water fountain. I may make it a black & white.
8. A look back down the shopping area.
9. A random shot I took. Trying to be artistic. Fail.
10. The handle of a cane I saw in the window of a shop.
11. Ang under a palm tree. It finally began to warm up.
12. Look down street in Bellagio. Ang took with her camera.
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1. Ferry coming into port. Ang took with her camera.
2. Bellagio waterfont. Ang took with her camera.
3. Italian flag against mountain backdrop.
4. This is in Maranello. There was bunch of trffic in front of us. Everyone turned off and this is what was holding up all the cars.
5. But this is what I saw behind me, Ferrari Scuderia. NIIIIIIICE!!!!
6. Ferrari factory. You could hear them testing the cars on the track. Quite exciting.
7. Ferrari main gate. Cost of admission...purchase a Ferrari.
8. I did get into a Ferrari building after all...the Ferrari Store.
9. An Ferrari F1 made of legos.
10. A real Ferrari F1 on display in the store. They also had past F1 engines in the window.
11. Lamborghini Factory with my usual effect of blurring car as they pass. There was a speed trap to the right of this photo. The police were raking in the dough.
12. Front of Lamborghini factory.
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1. There is a showroom on the Lamborghini factory site.
2. Hotel we stayed at our first night in Florence. Don't let the hall entrance fool you, the hotel is on the second floor.
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30 Ottobre 2007 – Firenze delicious, romantic, pain
After having breakfast at Hotel Axial we walked over to the Westin Excelsior to check-in. The room had a great view of the Arno River.
We were a couple of blocks from the Ponte Vecchio. Most of the shoppes on the Ponte Vecchio still have their original narrow doors. Then there are some that have doors that are no longer in use, but you have to wonder how humans actually used the door in the first place. We then headed over to see the Palazzo Pitti & Boboli Gardens, but there was a long line so we decided to come back on another day. The Palazzo is just massive to put it simply. The area in front was filled with people enjoying the sun-drench piazza as the sun peaked through the clouds after a bit of rain.
We headed back across the Ponte Vecchio toward the Uffizi and Duomo. In between sightseeing we attempted to find some leather purses for our mothers, aunts and sisters. As you walk down the street the smell of leather emanates from the many shoppes, along with the smell of bread and pastry. The first time we see the Duomo I stand there in just shear awe of its beauty and size. The enormity cannot be done justice in words. I used a wide angle lens and could not get it all in one shot. It is covered in terracotta and marble.


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1. Ang outisde Westin at the edge of Arno River
2. Palazzo Spini-Ferroni. Ferragamo is now located here
3. top of Palazzo Spini-Ferroni
4. top of Palazzo Spini-Ferroni in black & white
5. one of the four seasons statues on the four corners of the Ponte Santa Trinita. black & white
6. San Frediano in Cestello from Ponte Santa Trinita. Ang took with her camera.
7. San Frediano in Cestello from Ponte Santa Trinita. Ang took with her camera. Not sure how she got this effect. I think she finally figured out the white balance.
8. San Frediano in Cestello from Ponte Santa Trinita. Ang took with her camera. black & white
9. View along Arno River down Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci from the Ponte Santa Trinita. The Westin is the building with the green awnings. Ang took with her camera.
10. look back across Arno River at the Westin. The space btw the Westin Hotels is the Piazza d'Ognissanti. Ang took with her camera.
11. Ponte Vecchio black & white
12. Ponte Vecchio
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1. I could not help taking pics of the micro cars.
2. It took a 10 minutes to get this shot. I almost got hit by an ambulance and Angie got tired of waiting. She left me to go explore the Ponte Vecchio. But the patience paid off in my opinion.
3. This was a pottery set outside one of the shoppes. Each brush is individual.
4. Alongside the Palazzo Pitti
5. This is one of those pictures that took a life of it's own. My original intent was to catch the water drops dripping down the stone. That was not so successful, but then this lady walked in front of the camera and I decide to see how it would work.
6-7. Palazzo Vecchio. This the building Ang and I mistook for the Uffizi. Don't ask me how we just did. Turns out the Uffizi was the building next to it.
8. Entrance to Palazzo Vecchio playing with the white balance. Replica of David on the left and Hercules & Cacus on the right.
9. Entrance to Palazzo Vecchio playing with the white balance. Replica of David on the left and Hercules & Cacus on the right.
10. Neptune fountain in the Piazza della Signoria.
11. looking down Via dei Calzaiuoli.
12. top of the Campanile of the Duomo.
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1. Pictures do not do the Duomo justice. It is massive. I could not get it in one shot. This is just after dusk.
2. Entrance to Duomo
3. Side of Duomo looking at the Chapels at the East End and the main dome.
4. Duomo dome
5. side of Duomo
6. Yes that is a license plate you see on the back of a golf cart. Don't hate...it gets them from A to B.
7. Another small car. It kind of looks like a Jeep in the front.
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31 Ottobre 2007 – More deliciousness, romance and pain
After having breakfast at a small café we visited the Ognissanti, but were not able to view the portrait of the Last Supper in the refectory. No matter how many cathedrals you tour, they will not get old. My biggest observation was how the old rustic wooden pews contrast the frescoes and altar.
We then headed back over to the Duomo by way of Via de’ Tornabuoni. This is where most of the high end shopping is located.Still in awe of its size we made our way inside. The baptistery was close, but I was able to see the replica of the solid gold doors with the biblical stories. After giving serious discussion to climbing the 400+ steps to the top of the Duomo, we figured that we had enough of climbing steps and all the walking up and down the hills.
The Uffizi or what we thought was the Uffizi, turned out we were in the Palazzo Vecchio, was a bit confusing as we could not find the exhibits. After going through security and walking around a bit we gave up. We then headed over to the Boboli Gardens. You have a great vantage point of the city from the gardens. You should be forewarned that your legs will definitely get a work out.
When you enter the Gardens you enter the Amphitheatre. In the center of the Amphitheatre there is a huge granite tub and a replica of the Egyptian Obelisk. At the rear are terraced steps, although truthfully I am not sure they can be called steps. They do however give you a great burn in your legs. You will come to a statue of Neptune. On another level was the Statue of Abundance. We then made our way to another level of the garden that gives you beautiful breathtaking views of the outside walls of the city.
As the evening got a head start on us by the time we left the gardens we walked around the city a bit more before deciding to find a place to eat and go to the laundromat not far from the hotel. Yes, we needed to do laundry. Only two loads and it took about 90 minutes.

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1. Ognissanti Church. The Westin is to the left and right. Same hotel chain, two Westins across from one another...OK. The Ognissanti is also where the portrait of the Last Supper is located in the refectory. It was closed when we were there.
2. 180 degrees from the Ognissanti. View of Hercules & the lion stature and San Frediano in Cestello across the Arno.
3. Frescoe on the ceiling of the Ognissanti.
4. Statue near altar in Ognissanti.
5. looking from one of the chapels to the other at the front of the Ognissanti. Ang took with her camera.
6. I forgot whom this was. Ang took with her camera.
7. Frescoe in Ognissanti. Ang took with her camera.
8. Ognissanti altar
9. Frescoe above Ognissanti altar. Ang took with her camera.
10. view of Ognissanti.
11. Duomo right side
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1. Duomo, Campanile and Baptistry.
2. Duomo and Campanile
3. Duomo and Baptistry. Ang took with her camera.
4. East End Chapel on the left side.
5. Interior of Duomo.
6. Interior of Duomo using different white balance.
7. clock on rear wall with portrait of four prophets.
8. candlebra in Duomo. Took about 15 minutes to get this shot w/o people lighting a candle.
9. Part of the Last Judgment frescoe above altar.
10. Wooden doors inside Duomo.
11. Exterior main doors to Duomo
12. Ang in front of Duomo. Gives you an idea of the door size.
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1. Ang in front of Duomo
2. Santa Maria del Fiore statue outside Duomo
3. Close-up of Santa Maria del Fiore outside Duomo
4. Baptistry across from Duomo. This is the crowd at the end of October. Imagine what it is like in the summer. Ang took with her camera.
5. Replica of the famous solid gold doors. Ang took with her camera.
6. Each panel tells a biblical story, starting from the left panel going down: Adam and Eve cast from Eden, Drunk Noah & his sacrifice, Esau & Jacob, Moses is give the Ten Commandments, Philistine battle (it is unseen here below the gate). The right panel going down: Abel is killed by his brother Cain, Abraham sacrifices Isaac, Joseph sold into slavery, The fall of Jericho, Solomon and Queen Sheba (unseen below the gate)
7. This horse attracted a small crowd. People came up to take a picture next to him, pat his head, but he was undaunted by all the commotion he just kept eating.
8. Perseus, Medusa statue in front of the Loggia dei Lanzi.
9. Hercules & Cacus in front of Palazzo Vecchio
10. Hercules & Cacus in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in black & white
11. entrance of Palazzo Vecchio in black & white
12. entrance of Palazzo Vecchio. This is when Ang and I thought we were going into the Uffizi. We're inside searching for artwork and the such.
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More pics day 14

1. Cortile & Putto statue in Palazzo Vecchio.
2. Taken as the sun peeked through the clouds behind me while the sky was still cloudy over the Palazzo Pitti. I like the effect it gives the picture
3. Palazzo Pitti black & white. Ang took with her camera.
4. Ang was able to catch a similar shot, but got some shadow which added to the life of the picture. Ang took with her camera.
5. Tanya this picture is for you. Ang took with her camera.
6. We only visited the Boboli Gardens in the Palazzo Pitti. This is the inner court that leads to the gardens. Ang took with her camera.
7. Palazzo Pitti inner court
8. inner court Palazzo Pitti. Ang took with her camera.
9. Fountain on wall in the inner court.
10. Part of the Boboli Gardens Amphitheatre. Ang took with her camera.
11. Art work on display
12. Ang refused to put her arm around the statue. It freaked her out.
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More pics day 14

1. Her photographing me photographing the Florence skyline. Why? I have no idea.
2. Artwork in Boboli Gardens & Florence skyline.
3. Duomo, Campanile, Palazzo Vecchio.
4. Fiesole from Boboli Gardens
5. Amphithteatre. To give you perspective of the size of the granite tub, look at the people walking by.
6. Part of the Amphitheatre.
7. Fountain over the inner court
8. lower garden
9. A look towards the top of the Boboli Gardens with the granite tub and obelisk in the foreground. Ang took with her camera.
10. Look to top of Boboli Gardens. Ang took with her camera.
11. Neptune fountain at the top of the Boboli Gardens
12. bottom of Neptune fountain
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:07 AM
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More pics day 14

1. View from top of Boboli Gardens to the rear of Palazzo Pitti. Ang took with her camera.
2. View of Florence from top of Boboli Gardens over the Palazzo Pitti. Ang took with her camera.
3. View of Florence from top of Boboli Gardens over the Palazzo Pitti. Black & white
4. View of Florence from top of Boboli Gardens over the Palazzo Pitti.
5. The remote at wotk again. Me & Ang in Boboli Gardens
6. Statue of Abundance in Boboli Gardens.
7. Black & white statue of Abundance.
8. Random pic of Boboli Gardens. black & white. Ang took with her camera.
9. Random pic in Boboli Gardens
10. Black & white random pic in Boboli Gardens
11. What you see from the rear of Boboli Gardens outside the Florence walls.
12. More of outside the Florence walls from the Boboli Gardens. Ang took with her camera.
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:08 AM
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1. Not sure of the castle name. Outside walls of Florence. Balck & white.
2. Not sure of the castle name. Outside walls of Florence.
3. Ang in Boboli Gardens. Outside Florence walls behind her.
4. Me & Ang rear of Boboli Gardens.
5. Ang in Boboli Gardens.
6. Outiside the Florence walls from the Boboli Gardens. Ang took with her camera.
7. Florence from Boboli Gardens. Ang took with her camera.
8. Black & white Florence from Boboli Gardens. Ang took with her camera.
9. Porcelain Museum at the top of Boboli Gardens. I like the how the sky came out against the sun drenched museum.
10. Porcelain Museum at the top of Boboli Gardens in black & white.
11. I am not sure how she got this effect. Cool isn't it. Ang took with her camera.
12. Why she kept taking pics of me taking picture is beyond me. But, it is a cool looking pic. Interpret how you want. Ang took with her camera. Black & white
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