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Florence is a place of great beauty

Florence is best served early in the morning, with a cigarette and a double espresso, around 6.50 am this morning to be precise, I wish I could communicate the sound and the smells, as the bells ring out across the city and the busy people scamper around below, you look out in wonder. The image will have to do the job.

Florence is a place of geat beauty.

I am in Rome as I write this, but there is a lot more to come about the last 5 days in Tuscany, a lot more.

now I am in Portugal, and way behind with my blogging -I will start a new post for Florence, Rome and Portugal and have them all updated in the coming days

Florence is a place of beauty

Florence is a place of great beauty

 

Italian trains, wine but no wi-fi

just saying…

We spent most of the day yesterday on an a train of some sort, some good, some better than good, none as pleasant as a Swiss train though sadly!

Starting in Paris very early, we got a long way in a very short time t0 Lyon (250 miles) in 1 hour 40 minutes to be exact….

Once in Italy, although armed with waiter service and a nicer train, there was a lack of wi-fi even in first class, and a seemingly pedestrian pace to our travel – I could have cycled it quicker in fact.

So why then does it take a further seven hours to go as far again?

I think the answer is something to do with the Alps…who put them there?

cake

cake

Paris from Pompidou

Paris from Pompidou

Paris

Paris

Pompidou view 2

Pompidou view 2

Pompidou

Pompidou

Gare du Lyon

Gare du Lyon

all day on a slow train

all day on a slow train

first ice cream of the trip

first ice cream of the trip

Platform 4, not Platform 2

Platform 4, not Platform 2

S.Zeno

Big Amarone

Big Amarone

Verona at last

tourist

 

Eurostar to Paris

Setting off on a bit of a European tour today, looking forward to seeing the world whiz by the window.

Mrs B leaving Macclesfield, not for the first time!

Mrs B leaving Macclesfield, not for the first time!

Happy to be in Paris now, time to test my Henri Cartier Bresson skills, a bit of street photography coming up, that is if I recover from a 30 minute yomp…nobody mentioned draging my 20 kilo case on wheels for miles across Paris to take in the rustic joys of the Maraie area?

Metro....its closed

Metro….its closed

Time for some R&R, I will keep you posted with my new format Blog, using wordpress and Photocrati – anything could happen, next stop Place de la Republique…