Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Florence: Ponte Vecchio and Arno River

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The famous and most scenic view which is often associated with Florence is of one of the oldest bridges (out of 6) here; Ponte Vecchio which overlooks Arno River.
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Ponte Vecchio itself means 'old bridge' in Italian.

It is a Medieval bridge and had shops on the bridge itself.Image Hosted by PicturePush - Photo Sharing
According to wikipedia, it used to be butcher shops, well, now, it's mostly souvenir shops as I can see.
I would say the bridge provided a very good view of the river and also a good enough shelter from the hot sun.
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The famous Ponte Vecchio; a spot that must not be missed for photo enthusiasts
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And the Arno River
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A must-take shot; even though it was SO HOT!
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LOVELY
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To be continued to artistic statues...

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