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treking
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Posted - 01/12/2007 :  17:09:33  Show Profile Send treking a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Continued from page 5!



Lovely cheese and olive oil shop in Pienza

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treking
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Posted - 01/12/2007 :  17:13:41  Show Profile Send treking a Private Message  Reply with Quote
San Gimignano
15 Towers remain now. There were 32 at one time.
If you had a tower it showed you were an important person.






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treking
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Posted - 01/12/2007 :  17:18:28  Show Profile Send treking a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Pisa.


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Brian
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Posted - 01/12/2007 :  20:35:26  Show Profile Send Brian a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by treking

Pisa.


Trek

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Trek - I see your still drinking then
The first picture looks amazingly like the Sainsbury's in Sutton Coldfield to me
"You can fool some of the people, some of the time"

Brian (who went to Italy once)
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Sara
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Posted - 01/12/2007 :  22:58:24  Show Profile Send Sara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Brilliant pics, Trek!
OMG, what's the statue with the decapitated head all about?

Sara x
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TMAK
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Posted - 02/12/2007 :  02:36:23  Show Profile  Send TMAK an AOL message  Send TMAK a Yahoo! Message Send TMAK a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Trekkie - Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics with those of us traveling vicariously thru you!



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Mark
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Posted - 02/12/2007 :  12:08:53  Show Profile Send Mark a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Beautiful pics Carole T!.......good to see people can still climb Pisa Tower, something I'd love to do!

Mark
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treking
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Posted - 02/12/2007 :  12:18:51  Show Profile Send treking a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The statue is Perseus holding the head of the Gorgon Medusa, Sara. He had to get the head to save Andromeda.
Some other good statues in Florence including Michaelangelo's David,and the Rape of the Sabina Women which was carved from one piece of marble.

I have more pics if anyone wants to see them?

The tower has only been opened again fairly recently Mark as it was unsafe for a number of years. It has now been stabilised with weights to stop it from leaning further.
Pisa is well worth visiting as the area all around the tower is very interesting.

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Sara
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Posted - 02/12/2007 :  23:10:37  Show Profile Send Sara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Eeeeeewww, so the stuff coming out of the decapitated head is snakes? I thought it was blood and brains and stuff

Sara x
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treking
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Posted - 02/12/2007 :  23:16:38  Show Profile Send treking a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sure is snakes

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Carole R.
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Posted - 03/12/2007 :  12:39:00  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the pics Trek... They are beautiful...

...and the weather looks so nice.

Was the leaning tower of Pisa, built leaning....or did the earth move at one time?
...and what is it, exactly?

Carole R xxx
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Lindakron
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Posted - 03/12/2007 :  14:13:45  Show Profile  Send Lindakron a Yahoo! Message Send Lindakron a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow! Thanks for sharing these pictures! Amazing!

Linda
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treking
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Posted - 03/12/2007 :  22:41:13  Show Profile Send treking a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It was built straight but on sandy foundations.
It is the bell tower.

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Carole R.
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Posted - 03/12/2007 :  22:44:07  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh yes, I can see the bell now... Did ya climb to the top?

Cxx
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Sara
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Posted - 03/12/2007 :  22:44:20  Show Profile Send Sara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What's a bell tower?

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treking
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Posted - 03/12/2007 :  23:29:12  Show Profile Send treking a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There is a cathedral next to the tower and they used to build the bell towers at the side instead of above the church.

I didn't climb to the top as we had been walking around and there were 250 odd steps!!

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Sara
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Posted - 03/12/2007 :  23:31:28  Show Profile Send Sara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Imagine if you climbed all the way up to the top and then it started falling over!

Sara x
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treking
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Posted - 03/12/2007 :  23:35:23  Show Profile Send treking a Private Message  Reply with Quote


Tower plus Cathedral.

The steps wind around too so they must lean!!

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Sara
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Posted - 03/12/2007 :  23:43:09  Show Profile Send Sara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wonder if anyone's ever jumped off it

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Carole R.
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Posted - 11/12/2007 :  13:55:38  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Prague... The Old Town at Christmas time.Christmas Market in the background.




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