Snowdomes of Italy

Part 2 - Florence

Ponte Santa Trinita, as seen from the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence.
 Palazzo Vecchio is depicted in this dome. Once a town hall, it's now a
museum. Nearby is the Loggia dei Lanzi, where statutes of Roman emperors have stood for hundreds of years. 

For that matter Michelangelo's masterpiece David stood outside the palace for 360 years before it was moved indoors. You may recall that a crazy man attacked it with a hammer a few years ago.


These domes are products of Italy. The insides are molded out of painted rubber and pushed inside through an opening on the bottom. The ball is a soft plastic which can be pushed in if you dare. They're packed with thick lustrous snow.Bravo! Bravo!
The Palazo Vecchio and its belltower. The tower is one of Florence's landmarks. The yellow sign only appears in the globe. Ponte Vecchio was one of the few bridges not blown up by the retreating Germans in WWII, because it's ancient and lined with shops hundreds of years old. Had they known there were telephone lines under it, they might not have been so generous.

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Rev 1.0 April 14, 1999