Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Italy 2004



I pointed out to DG that he has his cities and bridges mixed up. Here is a picture of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence that was taken on my trip in February of 2002. I was there, but no one took my picture. Here I am watching the sunset on the Mediterranean at Ostia just south of Rome on the same trip. Close, but no prize, I don’t have a picture of me with the bridge in the background. The recipe would be fun.

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12 comments:

  1. I have a passport, can I go? Just strap me in with a 22oz Rogue Bruttal Bitter or I2PA and I'm good to go.

    You really do get to have all of the fun.

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  2. yeah, I wasn't going to say anything about the Florence issue -

    Last time I was in Rome they were tearing the Berlin Wall down and the German students were tearing down a "wall" in a big celebration -

    Sigh, the Woodchuck has a valid passport and I do not . . . there is something SO wrong with that!!!

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  3. wickedhamster5/04/2006

    Aw, come on Kel! The Berlin Wall wasn't in Rome. Thought you'd pull a fast one by us, you tricky devil. But you have to wake up pretty early in the morning to outfox the mighty hamsterbrain!

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  4. Kel:
    Here is the website for passport aplications http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html

    Everyone should have one, you never know when you might be able to cash in the frequent flyer miles and go (or hop in someones backpack and tag along)

    Travel

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  5. Alas, I have one - expired - just need to renew it . . . probably should get the kids one too . . .

    afrad if I actually renewed it I might not come back home ;)

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  6. WH - no, clarification - the wall was being torn down in Berlin at the time (1989) and I was in Rome and the German students had a "wall" they were celebrating around and "tearing down"

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  7. I was just trying to make reference to how LONG it has been since I was in Rome without actually having to type in the year ;(

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  8. wickedhamster5/04/2006

    Gee! I never know the Germans put up a wall in Rome too! You'd think the Italian government wouldn't like that. I mean, the Germans got them into all that trouble and everything back in the days of Il Duce...

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  9. ... I have photos of me at both places too. :)

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  10. ok - but have you been to the bakery in Florence with fudge brownies and chocolate chip cookies - on that side street - I think near the galileo museum . . .

    I want to retire on the altro arno

    {sigh}

    Rome was great for all the Caravaggio chapels -

    I have some great B&Ws of Venice

    But Florence - I would live there again . . .

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  11. WickedHamster5/05/2006

    Caravaggio... the woman has taste! I know what you mean about the magnetism of Florence. Did you get up into the hills to Fiesole? You get this incredible view of Florence below, and there's a Roman town up there and an incredible archaeological museum. In fact people from Fiesole and those up the hill in altr' arno have a claaic debate as to who has the better view.

    But given all that, Rome cast a spell over me years ago which has never broken, and yes, part of that is the noise, the crowds, and the utter unmanageability of the place (Rome's been unmanageable for at least 2,500 years now). And I think Rome actually has better pastry; though Florence has the best gelato.

    Girl, get that passport renewed now!

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  12. hills to Fiesole - yes

    and always gelato over pastry

    {sigh}

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