Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July 10th - Uffizi and Tickets

We went to the Uffizi Gallery this morning. It is one of the more touristy things we've done and, as one might expected, was packed with tourists. It was pretty cool to see all the famous paintings and sculptures, many of which were incredibly beautiful, but it also didn't take long before we all started to get a bit burned out. When you look at thirty paintings of Madonna from the same century, they all start to look the same. However, the paintings of Madonna are my favorite. Baby Christ tends to look weird (very strange faces for him), but Madonna mostly just looks beautiful and regal. It was also a funny mix of Christianity and Roman/Greek Mythology. We frequently had to check to see if we were looking at a painting of Minerva or a painting of Madonna. It wasn't always readily obvious. I happily recognized a number of the works of art - recognizing a sculpture of Minvera (one of my favorites) without having to look at the name. :)

Class and then we walked to the train station to pick up tickets to Rome on Saturday (we double and triple checked all of the ticket details before purchasing them). Dinner and the Gelato and home!

Morgan's remarks: "I look so pale next to Mom."

My remarks: "Mom is tanner than you are. Next time just take a photo with me. Then you'll look tan."

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