It is hot in the land of Dante – go figure. I have been walking like a madman through Berlin, Munich and now Florence for the better part of a week, and am hitting that tourist daze where I no longer am certain where I am. At the same time, I loved Munich and Florence. Both places have just held so many rich opportunities to see new perspectives and to get out of the normal trudgery of Toronto. I will admit that I am missing home, V., and the monster doggies, but I will be back shortly and I have to just accept that I need to travel to keep my family from killing me because I can get so annoying.
Berlin…it was not what I expected. Frankly, it seems like the Chicago of Europe; I should have loved it, but it felt empty. I do not regret go at all, but it was a lot of walking without tonnes of photographic payoff.
I am in Florence for another full day in which I hope to go to the Uffizzi Gallery (good luck with those lines) and Pitti Palace. Tonight is self-catering time from the grocery as last night’s meal at Il Latini near killed me from the sheer volume (it was a great experience though).
Manning is fighting the good fight – he may never be the same again after travelling with me for hours upon hours down dark lit streets and across melting urban landscapes!
Stay tuned until next week for when I get back to Canada and develop my film!