In a couple of days, I take the train to Paris, France. I was delayed a day because I screwed up not booking a seat earlier. I should have done that while at the train station during my trip to Lucca. Live and learn. Dumb sh*t. So last night, I concentrated on booking a hotel in the “City of Lights.” It took awhile, but I finally found a place that wasn’t flea bitten, nor made me a pauper. Frankly, hotels are quite expensive in Paris, but if you do some research, you can find a good deal. That being said, I wont know for sure until I get there, right? Righto Stevo! What else? Laundry is what else. I had to do two loads first thing this morning. This is essentially my entire wardrobe. LOL. Anywho, the laundromat is located only a couple of hundred meters away, so thank God for little miracles like that.
After I had breakfast, I visited the Museo di Palazzo Vecchio (or Palace Vecchio Museum). A couple of days ago, I also visited another museum called the Nazionale Del Bargello, but didn’t have time to post about it. Consequently, I am including a few photos of that visit here. The Palazzo Vecchio was originally called the Palazzo de Signoria; and the Bargello museum was formerly a barracks and prison. Both have excellent art collections and I enjoyed visiting them.
The Palazzo Vecchio still is being used occasionally as a city hall, with the mayor’s office located inside and the city council having regular meetings there. I can think of worse things than being a city employee reporting to work at a palace. Ha. Imagine the daily inspiration you would receive by being amongst this magnificent art collection. Not too many headaches working at this city hall, eh? By the by, a big shout to Joe and Mandy from Fresno, California. I met them today at the Palazzo Vecchio museum (photo below). They are in Italy for their 5 year wedding anniversary celebration. Congratulations! Also, they are big San Francisco Giants fans and to a “Flapper” like myself, that’s important stuff. Grin. 🙂
Without further adieu (see, I told ya I know French), here are the photos from my two museum visits. There are quite a lot of photos here and most have captions. To retain your interest, I have tried to be funny (not always my strong suit). In any event, there were so many interesting art pieces in these two museums, it was hard to decide what to include and to leave out. . . . Ciao (I know Italian too)!
The following photos are from the Bargello Museum: