04 Apr 06
Today (after making a tough decision regarding what to wear - so many choices!) Robs and I went along with another couple to Florence to look around. I did not like Florence ~ for the fist time since we've been in Italy, I didn't feel safe. I can't pinpoint why, but it wasn't a good place for me. We saw some cool things, but other than the statue of David (a replica), there wasn't a whole lot to excite me.
|Ok, don't know what Robs was doing, but it's the only one I have of us there.|
Il Centro in Siena reminds me of a college plaza. There were people laying around sunning themselves, kids chasing pigeons and teenagers flirting. Mrs Squid and I sat and people-watched while Robs and Squid climbed to the top of a church tower.
|Squid and Robs thought it would be fun to climb that tower.|
|NEVER pass up an opportunity for gelato. Never. Ever. Never.|
And what else would we do after visiting a church? The torture museum, of course! The torture museum was thought-provoking and scary.
|This is actually brilliant - it helped protect the jailers from rioting criminals.|
I almost can't believe that humans used to do this stuff to each other. Criminals have it easy compared to way back ~ though torture ran through the late 1800's. They say that some of the techniques have been refined are are still in use today as interrogation tools.
What a wonderful thought that is.