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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!

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starfishchick
Mar. 26th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, congratulations! I'm glad it was lovely.

And I was just looking at Italian vacations this morning! Hooray! Viva Italia! When you come home, I'd love to get details on where you stayed... just in cases. :)

Best wishes, in both Italy and in marriage!
yiskah
Mar. 26th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
Aw, look, you are all married and everything! Congratulations to you and the lovely Patsington. x
lsugaralmond
Mar. 26th, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
Yay! Congratulations! I wish you every loveliness.
hfnuala
Mar. 26th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I'm in Rome - hope the weather is better up north.
leedy
Mar. 26th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
Hoorah! So glad to hear you're having a lovely time.

Bridezuuuuuukiiiiiii!
orionnebula
Mar. 26th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I hope you have an absolutely lovely Italian sojurn.
alltheleaves
Mar. 26th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Hope you have a fabulous time in Florence and a really fabulous marriage.
thedilettante
Mar. 26th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! And Florence is gorgeous too, I hope you ha e fun!

(Coincidentally, I'm on book one of the Mortal Engines books. And have applied to univ in Dublin)
mollydot
Mar. 26th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
biascut
Mar. 26th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
Hurray, I am glad you are having fun! And Saturday was absolutely brilliant - I hope you both had a really, really lovely time.
aderyn
Mar. 26th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!
conorh
Mar. 26th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
congrats!

conor


snowballjane
Mar. 26th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
Congratulations and hooray for your wonderful wedding!

Have a glorious honeymoon.
daegaer
Mar. 26th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
Hurray for you and Patsington! You looked FABULOUS on Saturday and Patsington didn't look nervous at all (that's a lie, by the way :-) Enjoy your stroll!

(Pssst, if you can get to see Ghiberti's Baptistry doors, they are amazing).
septembergrrl
Mar. 26th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
Wow, congratulations and have a lovely honeymoon!
seriouspenguin
Mar. 27th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
Congratulations... I've been so tangled up in my own universe that I didn't realize that the wedding was already happening! So, so fabulous that you had a wonderful wedding; enjoy your honeymoon! Cheers!
glitterboy1
Mar. 27th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
Hurrah, and congratulations! I hope you're having a wonderful, wonderful time.
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