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World Travel – Italy 2004 – Part IX

Before we leave Florence we walk to yet one more plaza and visit its wonderful church where there just happens to be a couple of interesting folks that are buried inside.


Basilica of Santa Croce

Basilica of Santa Croce


Michelangelo Buonarotti’s
Tomb


Galileo Galilei’s
Tomb

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World Travel – Italy 2004 – Part VIII

One of the things I found amazing about Florence is the layout of the city with its art and culture. Here at home I would have to get a car and drive from park to park; but, here you take a short walk from Palazzo to Palazzo with each being unique. Here is what it was like to walk into Palazzo Vecchio…

 


Palazzo Vecchio


Cosimo l dE’ Medici


Fountain of Neptune


Michelangelo’s David
(Copy)


Donatello’s Marzocco
(Copy)


Perseus slaying Medusa


Ajax with the
Body of Patrocles


Rape of the
Sabine Women

 
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World Travel – Vatican City 2004 – Part I

Well, you can’t go to this area of the world and not cross the border and enter the smallest independent state in the world by both population (800) and area (108.7 acres). Yes, I’m taking about Vatican City where at the time we visited was also the home of Pope John Paul II (1920-2005) where the grounds were being setup and a major service.


Pope John Paul’s
Apartment


Piazza San Pietro
Obelisk


Saint Peter’s Basilica


Pieta
By
Michelangelo
Buonarroti


The Dome
Saint Peter’s Basilica


The Dome
Saint Peter’s Basilica

 
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World Travel – Italy 2004 – Part IV

We now head back to Rome passing more ancient Temples and other old Roman sites before reaching the Basilica of St. Peter in Chains that has a famous piece of sculpture as part of its decor.


Temple of
Fortuna Virilis


Temple of
Hercules Victor


Palatine Hill


Basilica of
St. Peter in Chains


Michelangelo’s
statue of Moses

 
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