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Besides the Uffizi, there is also the Bargello, which specializes in sculpture. It is housed in a palace which was once home to "police"... many years ago when being investigated could be more tramatic. The palace was a very secure place. This well meant convenience and meant that they could bar the doors for extended periods, if need be.
At the Pitti Palace. Note the people on the left, to give you an idea of the scale. They are a little farther away from the camera than the fountain... but not much.
I took part of a day to travel down to Pisa. Not only fun to see the tower, but there were other nice things, too. And remember, it was from this tower that Mr Galileo dropped things in his quest to understand gravity.
This is the ceiling in the cathedral only about 30m from the tower....
... and this is at the front of the same cathedral.
Back in Florence... view from the top of the hill behind the fountain seen earlier.
Back in Florence. Inside Mr. Brunellesch's dome, along the long climb to the top. Built in 1436, and yet remained one of biggest in world for centuries... It is still the largest masonry dome.
View to SW from top of the dome.... On my trip to Florence with Bill Spencer and friends, we stayed in a hotel in the big square in the foreground. (Hotel faces W, is on north end of that side of square.)
Another view from the top of the Duomo, this time to the SE. The church in the upper right holds the remains of Michelangelo, Galileo and Rossini... and an empty tomb, ready for Dante's remains, if the people of Florence can get them away from the people of Ravenna!
Looking east along Arno
My first attempt with Serif's Panorama Plus! You can also see this in greater detail. (The version I've posted on the web is compressed compared with the version on my hard drive.)
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