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Monday, May 30, 2011

All Roads Lead To Pisa

Our second stop in Italy was Pisa, which was very exciting to me because it was my first visit to that fair city. We stayed at a quaint little bed & breakfast with a painting of Jesus over our gilded headboard, ate at a charming little restaurant recommended to us by locals, and were awed by the sight of the leaning tower of Pisa in moonlight. And Pisa smelled like honeysuckles; a sweet perfume that transported me back to childhood. In short, it was a magical experience that has endeared this city to me forever. Climbing the spiral staircase through the leaning tower was a head-trip I won't soon forget. I also will remember the strange, young man with curly hair who asked me to take a picture of him at every possible stop on the journey up. By the time we had reached the roof I had snapped more pictures of his unfamiliar face on his camera than of the sights on my own! It's always little experiences and memories like that one that stick with you the longest; random moments of fleeting significance that still leave a lasting impression.
Outfit details:
Amanda Deer necklace
H&M cardigan
thrifted shoes
*outfit pictures by my friend Jen

17 comments:

Shel said...

wow looks like an amazing place to visit xx

P' said...

Ho! I didn't climb the tower of Pisa when I was there one and half year ago! I have vertigo, and grandmother's knees! :'(
It was not too scary? It is so bent, I would be afraid of falling! XD
You have a great outfit, as usual... I love the color of the cardigan, the color of the trench coat, the color of the bag... And the cute dress ^^
Kisses from Paris ;)
Pandore
http://agirlfromlutetia.blogspot.com/

Filipa Moreno said...

Beautiful place, I hope I can visit it someday =) and you look gorgeous, as always!

kiss
Pi

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Somehow, you match the wall a little bit, in a good way! I had a stop over in Pisa once, and being a bit blind, walked for ages towards what I thought was the tower, but which turned out to be a water tower. Then I was worried about my train and had to run back, and I STILL have never seen the damn tower in real life!

Mallory | The Storm in a Teacup said...

You look really great in those shades of blue! And I love the shoes.

That sounds so nice!

Louise said...

Pisa, what a beautiful city. I didn't climb the tower, but I remember being completely in awe of the field of miracles. Stunning place. I hope you are going to be taking in Florence too?

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@P' it is a bit narrow & your sense of gravity shifts as you walk up it, but not too frightening. I definitely don't think I would be up to the walk if I was an older tourist though!

@Louise, I visited Florence just before Pisa (& last year too!); you can see my most recent Florence post if you scroll down.

Yajaira said...

great photos
love the red bag

Amelia said...

haha what a funny little memory. and i love this outfit, i'm really in love with that bag.

Shelby said...

i really love that dress, but i love hearing about your adventures more!

Jamie Rose said...

Such great pictures! I love your pretty dress you wore. I hope you're having a marvelous time!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

GREAT outfit! Love the colours.

SoFashionistica said...

These pictures are stunning, I also like the dress you are wearing.

Rachel said...

dude, you take the BEST travel photos! I'm loving these posts.

Jul said...

It's ironic...I'm italian and I've never been to Pisa! :) maybe someday..

http://lifeisaromanticpoem.blogspot.com/.

Mae Lu said...

Dizzying heights.

Dizzyingly perfect brights.

Perfection from up high,

And perfection worn from shoulder to thigh.

xx{ish.},
Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!

Mich said...

That picture of the shadow is soo great.

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