FLORENCE

i have been longing to get to writing about my euro trip for so long and it feels awesome to finally make up sometime for it :D , first of all… they say it true Europe is breathtaking , beautiful , untouched and just like your back in time.

have been traveling europe for sometime now and this post happens to be about one of my fav euro cities >>> Florence . now Florence is not a typical hi-fi , big city kinda place with skyscrapers  , its a version of a modern city with its ancient roots still intact , the moment you enter florence ( from the railway station like all of us travel there in europe) u get a feel about whats coming next , as you make your way towards the town you can see the the ancient roads and buildings same as they must have been years back. the city is like a maze of alleys and gulleys and similar looking construction (as it is everywhere in Europe , kudos to the way they have preserved their architecture ) u literally feel like your time traveling and u get into the  da vinci’an times. now all the hotels ,i mean mostly all are nothing but old maison’s converted into hotel ,that’s what i could make out , i happen to stay in this place called hotel ” Porta Faenza” which is a typically well preserved house converted into a hotel , this hotel is very near from the “gare” and ofcourse in the city but not that close to all the tourist spots ,however when you’re in europe u get used to walking a lot.

what all you can explore and do when you’re in florence for a short period of time say 2-3 days well here goes the list >>>

> visit uffize gallery ( u can google who was uffizi ) this happens to be an art gallery ,so all the art enthusiasts you would not be wanting to miss this one.

>Santa Maria del Fiore, known as The Duomo, whose dome was built by Filippo Brunelleschi. The nearby Campanile (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery buildings are also highlights

>At the heart of the city, in Piazza della Signoria, is Bartolomeo Ammanati‘s Fountain of Neptune , which is a magnum opus  marble sculpture

>piazza della signora

> ponte vecchio

>fontana della porcelino – you would really want to toss a coin in here and wish yourself good luck to return to this lovely city again!

> loggia dei lanzi

> the florence cathedral – basilica di santa maria del fiore
the cathedral is a masterpiece of artwork , amazingly beautiful carvings,is the main church of Florence, Italy. Il Duomo di Firenze, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink bordered by white and has an elaborate 19th-century Gothic Revival façade by Emilio De Fabris.The cathedral complex, located in Piazza del Duomo, includes the Baptistery and Giotto’s Campanile. The three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence and are a major attraction to tourists visiting the region of Tuscany.(wikipedia).

the cathedral is indeed so beautiful that you just remain awestruck at the first sight, it glistens in the sun and literally looks a wonder,standing big and proud it is one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the whole of europe and really worth watching

> next if you really enjoy shopping and are looking forward to buying big brands or reasonably priced yet quality stuff , the streets of florence will treat you fair , you will find exclusive food corners , gelato points to shops for clothing and footwear and accessorizing.the people here are really friendly and courteous and this really makes your shopping experience more fun , ahh dont forget to play with a chihuahua ,they are adorable and almost every second person in florence has one :P … you can buy amazing footwear and clothing and also some beautiful italian ceramic work , pottery , tableware etc , but !!!! remember when you have a time constraint you really cannot just shop till you drop dead in florence cuz there is just soo much to shop :P … and ofcourse if u happen to come across a ONE euro store, do step in you would find the deal a steal!! :) :) and how cani forget ,for all those who shop a lot ( really a lot) these storekeepers are always generous enough to bestow you with gifts for all the big shopping you did ) like i said , they are a happy people society :D

i love Florence , amazing people , beautiful city ,peace and tranquil and lots and lots of history and art , i think its one of those destinations i would be looking forward to go back again and again.

dont forget to check out >>  in my next posts are some pix from florence with love…

love to all <3

just a random thought

a soul in order to emanate in human form needs to go through a cycle of eight four billion lives and deaths and yet after so much of soul evolution we are the most beastial, cruel, criminal and sinful creations!!
Sometimes I feel a petty dog roaming on the side street,killing only for its food and the amount of hunger it has in that moment is anyway better than a human who would kill even after a fully satiated stomach(greed)…

i dont know why i am writing this

so i don’t really know why i even turn out this blog today , maybe im just too overwhelmed with everything that’s happened in the recent past or maybe its just a craving for putting down yet another article.. so anyway , it all happened some few months back and ah i don’t even wish to get into the history of what happened but i think sometimes u just have had enough , too much of giving in to what others expect, too much of being understanding , too much of patience and hope and calm , it all does nothing but makes u become taken for granted more and more.
we all do make mistakes and relationships of any sort for that sake are meant to be going through ups and downs and it is in these phases you can actually understand the brevity of some relations and also learn whose going to love you and stay with you no matter what you did and whose going to forget everything and wreck the whole thing forever and just let go.

its sad when u know that no matter how much u did or how much u care about for some people its never enough or it just never matters , then you have to just free yourself of them because u cannot always pacify yourself to keep calm and wait for them to understand , sometimes you have to let go…for yourself!!
spending time thinking about what went wrong and what could have been made right adds more to this bullshit lol it doesnt help rather brings in more negativity.

i dont know what i am suppose to do with the problem i have at hand , but i know of one thing i will be doing and that is for this once i will forget everything and everyone and i will continue my path to enlightenment and learning, i guess this has brought me much closer to myself,i have excelled so well in many of the things i wished to do,its connected me with me and that’s really great , i realize the power i have in me.