Posted by: Debra Kolkka | November 21, 2011

From the Ponte Vecchio

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I can’t possibly visit Florence without walking across the Ponte Vecchio. I know it is full of tourists, but I don’t care, it is gorgeous and the views from there on a fine day are wonderful.

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Winter is almost here, but it was a glorious November day in Florence.


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  1. Absolutely gorgeous. the succession of bridges across the water is such a peaceful image.. thank you c

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    • I’m going back tomorrow to climb the campanile.

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  2. Beautiful pictures. Stunning.

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  3. I would say that this is an ideal time to visit Florence. There are always too many tourists (including ourselves); however, this is not peak season and it is neither too hot, not too cold. I think that it must be very difficult to live in Florence. I remember meeting a very nice Italian couple at a restaurant in Lucca and they were Florentines. It was Sunday and they had to come to Lucca to have a nice, quiet lunch!!!!!

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    • It is the perfect time to go to Florence. We had lunch at Trattoria Bordino again the other day. It was excellent. I’m going again tomorrow.

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  4. Nothing like a rower to give you a super shot, is there?

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    • I think the first shot would look better without the bridge at the top, but I don’t know how to crop photos.

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  5. Great pics! I love the first one, amazing ripples.

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  6. Wow, these photos are GORGEOUS! I totally love them!
    Kathy

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    • The Ponte Vecchio is a wonderful place to be.

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  7. Beautiful photos Debra. What a perfect day

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    • I was there again today – perfect again

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  8. Beautiful images. I wish the weather was as glorious here!

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  9. I have fond memories of walking over that bridge and of Florence in general. Lovely photos, as always.

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    • I wandered around the back streets of Florence today. There is so much to see.

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  10. Beautiful! Thanks Deb…

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  11. probably one of the cities i love the most. so beautiful. i can walk and walk and walk and never get bored with Florence.

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    • You would never run out of great things to see in Florence

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  12. I love that first photo too – I can almost hear the “plip” of the oars and the “swoosh” of the boat as it slides through the water 🙂
    Gorgeous setting, too!

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    • It is almost enough to make you want to take up rowing.

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  13. Fantastic photos, love the one before last. Florence is such a magic place.

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    • Florence is one of the loveliest cities in the world.

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  14. Lovely picture of the rower and the pattern created on the water..

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    • I loved that pattern and today was a bit windy, so there were no reflections or patterns.

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    • It was a perfect day on the river.

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  15. Ah, my fondest memory of Florence was walking across the Ponte Vecchio at sundown… all of these pictures are stunning Deb, they just exude a sense of peace.

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    • Evenings from the bridge are beautiful.

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  16. I’ve looked through the photos 4 times, in an attempt to decide which is my favourite – it changed each time – all the photos are beautiful Debra thank you for sharing them, it’s the next best thing to being there!

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    • I was on the Ponte Vecchio again yesterday. It is great now that there are fewer tourists. I love the off season here.

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  17. I took your advice Deb and went to Florence on the bus from Ponte a Serraglio when I was there a few weeks back. It was so easy! I had a wonderful day which like you, had to include a stroll across Ponte Vechio – my photos that day looked very similar but I have to say not as good!!

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    • The bus is definitely the best way to get to Florence from Bagni di Lucca. I did it yesterday.

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  18. We Have had an amazing November .It should be raining!!

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    • I know! It is incredible. I’m off to Lucca for a bit of wall walking today.

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  19. Beautiful – oh makes my heart ache….

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    • I never tire of Florence or the Ponte Vecchio.

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  20. We wanted to go to Ponte vecchio when we were in Florence, but we missed it. hopefully next year we’ll visit it if wewent to ITaly. Amazing pictures…. awesome.

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    • You will definitely have to go back to see the bridge.

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  21. My Highschool was just on the left side of the bridge you shot (Santa Trinita), just out of the frame unluckily 😀
    OH! Actuallyt you shot it! It’s the building left of the bridge on the photo from the Ponte Vecchio. My classroom was just behind the tower with construction things on it!!

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    • I hope it brings back happy memories for you. Being in Florence would have to make you happy.

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  22. Awesome reflections Debra !

    You should enter some of these in a photographic competition – you would easily win first priize.

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