Sunday, May 29, 2016

Florence and Our Beautiful World

Hello from Florence!


I am here in front of the famous Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy......on my birthday!
Thank you friends, for the lovely birthday wishes you sent over! : )

Ponte Vecchio (The old bridge) is the only bridge across the Arno river that was not destroy during world war ll, rumors said that because Hitler like it so much that the bridge was spared.

I love Florence, this is my 4th time here, but while this city is lovely, we do have an unfortunate event though, not sure if you've heard from the news channel that on Wednesday, an underground water pipe burst in Florence, that area is near Ponte Vecchio, and the place we rented via Airbnb happened to be in this area, and only after climbing up 4 flight in this 150 years old building with our heavy luggages, we got the bad news from the owner of the apartment that we have NO water supply, oh my........


Well, the rest of the story later...... for now, it's





The word at Our Beautiful World this week is.....

CUP 

While I was in Venice, we went to the oldest cafe in Europe,  Cafe Florian, that gives me the opportunity to get a photo of my CUP of tea.



I am not a coffee person, but Clare loves Italian Cappuccino....


and I just love pretty heart in the CUP!

hop over to Our Beautiful World and join in the fun!

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Guess my next stop -

No longer in Italy, guess where do they serve this...




if you follow my blog for a while, you probably have seen this picture before, tell me if you know where I will be going to next!

16 comments:

Davi said...

Happy Happy Birthday Kirsty, sorry that your trip has and unexpected wrinkle but Im sure you will have fun anyways! I hear you are going to meet up with Ros, I know that will be SO much fun! Love you pics especially the heart marshmallow :)

riitta k said...

Happy belated Birthday wishes! Not been in Venice yet but read Donna Leon's Brunetti-stories... Have a great Sunday!

Tieva Design said...

Wishing you a wonderful time in Firenze!
Gabi

Ros Crawford said...

What a shame about your accommodation! I can imagine climbing 4 flights too! Lovely photos you are sharing Kirsty... Have fun!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OH NO!! Sorry to hear about the problems with the no water :( I hope you will still have a good time!! LOVING that photo of you on your birthday!!!!!!!!!!

Tracy said...

Happy birthday Kirsty!!!

Andie Miller said...

Oh, happy birthday, Kirsty. I'm sorry to hear your unfortunate lodging circumstances. I'm hoping it turns into one of those colorful stories that you tell fondly for years, how you turned what might be a bad event into fun. Your photo is beautiful and despite no water, you look happy!

I'm enjoying Clare's cappuccino from here! Yum!

Stella said...

I love your photos; and I guess you ar eon your way to Germany! See you soon!

Ariadne said...

What great coffee cup photos!I am sorry about the accident in Florence. Is Greece in your itinerary too?AriadnefromGreece!

Sylvia said...

I have no clue where you are going Kirsty, but so glad you enjoyed Italy on your Birthday! Again Happy Birthday and enjoy your next destination!

Elborgi said...

hope you can enjoy more of this wonderful town!
Elma

Audrey Pettit said...

LOVE seeing your travel photos! I visited Florence with my family when I was quite young, and I remember the Ponte Vecchio. Such a unique bridge and such a beautiful setting. I'm really sorry about the water pipe incident, though. Hope you still had an awesome birthday!
I'm guessing you're heading to Germany next?

Sue Lelli said...

What a Wonderful way to spend your birthday! I will be in Florence and Venice in September for the first time! Can't wait - especially after hearing how much you LOVE it!

Sorry about the water pipe though.

Have a FAB rest of your trip!
Happy Birthday!

Greta said...

What a bummer to have no water, but that's quite the BD picture, Kirsty! Looks like you're having a wonderful trip & the cup is quite beautiful!

Denise van Deventer said...

Aaaah gorgeous photo's! Stunning! Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had a stunning day! xx

Manuela said...

Hello Kirsty,
here are belated Happy Birthday wishes for you and I wish you all the best!
Long time, that I was here, so much to read.... How fun that you could met Ros and Wendy :-) on your travel trip. Hope your time in Europe was/is great :-)
Enjoy your time
Manuela