The Monkey Princess (stellanova) wrote,
The Monkey Princess
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in santa croce without a baedaker

Hello! I am in Florence, on my actual honeymoon, which has been absolutely fabulous so far - as was the wedding. Yes, on Saturday afternoon Patsington and I got married, and it was a lovely, lovely day and thanks so much to all of you who came. Anyway, we flew to Pisa on Sunday night and got the train to Florence the next day, and it's just as beautiful as I always thought it would be. Yesterday we went to Santa Croce and I looked at the Giotto frescoes that Lucy and the Emersons look at in A Room with a View. We also strolled over the Ponte Vecchio and climbed up to the Piazza de Michelangelo and gazed out at possibly the single most beautiful view I've ever seen.

This morning we walked out the door of our apartment building (a lovely 17th century palazzo) and took about three steps across the road to the door of the Academia, where we saw Michelangelo's David, which really is pretty impressive in real life, even after a year of studying Italian Renaissance art, which I thought had made me kind of immune to its charms. Now Patsington is having a lie down (although I suspect he is using this an excuse to read the third of Philip Reeve's absolutely and utterly amazinmg Mortal Engines quartet - I took them with me and Patsington started reading the first one as soon as I finished it. He stayed up ridiculously late for two nights finishing it and the next one, and now he is demanding the third book even though I haven't finished it yet) and I am heading off on a solo stroll. Wish me luck!
Tags: firenze, honeymoon
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