These photos were taken inside Palazzo Vecchio.
Emerson, Nana (Jesse’s mom Sally) and I traveled to visit Allie (my friend in Austria with Baby Walter) when she was studying Renaissance Art in Florence in 2002 when Emerson was about 7 or 8 months old. Allie has her doctorate now which means she knows a hell of a lot about this stuff. When we visited her eleven years ago, we went to many museums, churches and galleries where we had her as our own personal tour guide. I am so sad to say that I couldn’t remember much when Jesse asked me questions about different things we were seeing this time around. Em didn’t remember a thing, so she couldn’t help me out! hee. I did remember the incredible energy of the city, the large amounts of pasta and bread we ate, the yummy vino, the freaky torture museum, the snakes that attacked Sally, the mosquitoes that attacked me and all the laughing we all did!