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our europe travels: florence

When I travel, my favourite memories are the ones unplanned – the places you happen upon that quicken your heart and take your breath, the conversation and laughter on an old stone staircase with drink in hand, the time I faced my fear of ledges while Shane laughed and I clung to the cathedral wall as we scaled the duomo…okay, I wouldn’t have called that a favourite until my hands stopped sweating and I was on solid ground once more, but looking back I love that we made that climb, together. It’s little things like pausing at a cafe, sitting on the sidewalk patio and watching the passerby. Letting all those moments, those sights, those memories sink in and get tucked away for safe keeping.

Florence gave us all this and more, as did its neighbouring hillside town of Fiesole. Until we meet again, Tuscany…

  • Elaine - visual meringue - January 4, 2013 - 11:05 am

    stunning shots. beautiful :)ReplyCancel

  • Falcon - January 4, 2013 - 5:04 pm

    These are so beautiful! I’ve never been to Florence but I can tell it would be my kind of city :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim Spears - January 4, 2013 - 11:24 pm

    I never knew I had a fear of heights until I climbed to the top of a ruin with Darren at Angkor Wat in Cambodia and abruptly had a panic attack at the top lol. Love your travel pics, well all your pics actually ;) xoReplyCancel

  • Hailey - January 5, 2013 - 8:54 am

    I love all of your travel posts. The photos you take are gorgeous, and really make me want to travel!ReplyCancel

  • Diane - January 5, 2013 - 5:01 pm

    Mikaela,
    Your photos are just a delight to peruse. You never cease to inspire. Could you share what lens you used on the fifth-from-last photo? It is simply delicious for my eyes and I’d love to try it on my own. Thank you!
    Sincerely,
    DianeReplyCancel

  • Mikaela - January 7, 2013 - 10:52 am

    thank you so much, diane! i used my canon 50mm 1.2L :)ReplyCancel

  • Whitney Lane Arnett - January 7, 2013 - 12:58 pm

    I love love love that last shot. Such a great moment so awesome when something spontaneous helps you have automatic models :)ReplyCancel

  • jenn - January 7, 2013 - 1:43 pm

    loveee all of them but esp the last one, mikaela. next time, check with us if we can go too, would love an anniversary photo there. and with you guys. we went there for our honeymoon and it’d be perfect to go again and capture it :)ReplyCancel

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