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So Lucca was nice. it was kinda small so i was able to see the entire city including climbing up the Torre Guinigi and walking the 3 mile wall surrounding the entire city in less than 4 hours. after this i was sort of bored so i went back to the hostel took a nap and still woke up early enough to take a train to Pisa and wander around there some more. i found this garden that had once been a part of the Medici family summer home, saw Galileo's house and went back to see the leaning tower of Pisa.

which i still think is a complete rip off! i mean the thing's nothing at all as it was advertised it's rather small and i guess after La Tour Eiffel i was expecting the wow factor but there was none. it was just me staring at it and wondering if i had neglectfully passed the real tower by accident then realizing that nope that was it taking my obligatory photo then walking back to the train station.

the entire situation reminded me of my reaction to the Mona Lisa which i thought was just as disappointing. i spent all that time waiting in line to push my way through a mass of people all for what? to see a small portrait of an ordinary woman!? let's just say that i was genuinely not impressed by the portrait. of all the wonderful work that Da Vinci accomplished that's the one I'm supposed to faun all over? yeah no. today on the other had i spent a lovely day with a gorgeous guy named David and he was absolutely amazing. it was just incredible looking at him it almost seemed like there was an actual person in the marble trying to break free. really the amount of detail that went into every aspect of his being is just amazing for a moment there i thought that he was just going to step down from his platform. i was in awe there just aren't words (sadly there are no photos, the guards there were strict with their no photos no videos stance like in the Sistine chapel all who tried were quickly removed so i didn't want to risk it.)

Tomorrow i am going to Uffizi, the piazza de republica and hitting up all of Firenze's Duomos. Excited! it's going to be another magnificent day in Toscana! i wish that you were all here to see all this with me but maybe soon we shall do a group European adventure yes?

Posted by GraceD 11:14 Archived in Italy

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