Although we have visited Florence before, we never tire of the beautiful sights and food found there.
|Ponte Vecchio bridge in center of photo.|
|View of the Ponte Vecchio|
|The Duomo in Florence|
Italy has some gorgeous leather and there were so many beautiful and unique purses. This one made me think of Soma who does such lovely photography and has a terrific Wandering Camera post on her blog HERE.
Some sights from the Mercato Centrale.
One of the days we traveled by train to Venice and spent time touring the city and enjoying the sights.
Lucerne is another city that we have visited in the past. It is such a gorgeous city and one of our favorite places. The weather was incredible while we were there so we were able to enjoy walking the city and spending time sitting by the lake. It's a bit early for the flowers on Chapel Bridge, but it is beautiful anyway.
The bridge was built in the 1300s. Although there was a fire that destroyed 80+ of the 118 paintings on the inside of the bridge, the remaining paintings are beautifully maintained.
As are the paintings on the buildings throughout the Old Town.
|Lake Lucerne with the snowy Alps as a backdrop.|
|The Dying Lion Monument|
|These look like wild primrose growing in the lawns.|
|The top of Mt. Pilatus|
While in Lucerne I had the best time meeting up and visiting with a long time blogging friend of mine. Linds, of Rocking Chair Reflections blog and IG Linds56, happened to be visiting her sister in the area. She lives in middle England and we have been blogging friends for over ten years. We sat out by Lake Lucerne and chatted away, having the best time. It was so nice to meet in real life.
Adjusting to the time since we returned home has allowed some VERY EARLY morning stitching. What else does one do when they are up at 3 a.m.? Thank goodness that the sewing studio is on the other side of the house. More Bloom blocks can be seen on Cheryl's BLOG.