Tuscany

It’s been quiet on here of late as we’ve been on holiday in Tuscany. We travelled around, were way too hot and had a fabulous time. These are just a select few of the many photos I took.

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A twisting alleyway in Volterra and a fab galleried building in San Gimigniano.

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The view from the tallest tower.

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I spotted quite a lot of art nouveau type decoration, this example was over a shop in Lucca.

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As you can see, Pisa was packed with tourists all round the Duomo all pretending to push over or hold up the tower. The surrounding streets were much quieter.

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Postman Pat has a rather different vehicle, one more suited to narrow twisting roads!

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We spotted the weaver in a small artisan market by the river in Pisa. In fact we saw weaving all over Tuscany but no knitting, embroidery or felt work.

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Devil’s Bridge – I can’t imagine who ever thought such steepness was a good idea, it gives a great workout just climbing to the apex.

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Sienna was my favourite of all the cities.

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The Duomo is a great confection of a building although much smaller than the one in Florence.

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Community art in the underpass.

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The cockerel is the symbol of Tuscan wine and I love a bit of rusted metal.

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I thought I’d leave you with a sunny, happy view across the undulating hill.

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