The Mall Diva hogged the laptop tonight so she could write her post and I’ve used a lot of my time to download, edit and format some photos from the past few days so that they’ll be more blog-friendly. I’ve got some more thoughts on Italy, the Cinque Terre and my impressions (not so favorable) of Florence and Pisa, but those will have to wait. We’re leaving Italy on the 24th to return to England and I’m hoping I’ll find internet access at the airport in Torino while we wait for our flight. I should have better internet access while in England and hope to post more regularly once we get there. In the meantime, here are some photos from the past few days.
Here’s a panoramic shot of the valley our house in Tuscany overlooked. (I used the computer to stitch together three separate photos to create the single, large image).
Here’s where we started every morning while in Dicomano, drinking cappuccino and eating pastry. The patio out front is where the old men met and talked, and the town’s piazza was just across the street and to the left of these tables.
This woman makes the finest, frothiest cappuccino’s we’ve ever enjoyed. We couldn’t start our day without her. If you’re ever in Dicomano, you really have to stop by Bar Centrale and have yourself two or three.
You know what this is. We came, we saw, it didn’t fall on us. We constantly had to step around people who cleverly (and so originally) positioned themselves in front of the tower with their arms up in the air so their partners could take a photo that looked as if they were holding up the tower. We did not do this, though it crossed my mind to stand on the other side of the tower and make it look as if I were pushing it over!
The Giant; Monterossa, Italy (Cinque Terre). This is also what I look like when the Mall Diva can no longer carry her own bag.
More to come as soon as I can get reliable access to the Internet.