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So, I'm just back from a short trip to Florence, where I went to visit the Stibbert Museum, a little gem dedicated to armours and weaponry and all the other little fixations of Frederick Stibbert :D

So, the first thing that I did once in Florence was TO HAVE LUNCH XD
I picked this place that had a nice touristic menù, so I could keep myself light and still enjoy the typican Tuscan delicacies, included the Fiorentina steak (a really tiny one, though, just a mere 500 gramms but of rare, soft meat °°D: So good--)

(Looking at the pics makes me hungry all over again T^T)

Then I took care of the check-in procedures of my hostel and headed to the museum.
I couldn't take pictures inside, but I'm a sharing a few shots from the guide that I bought :D
I went there for the huge collection of Japanese armours and weapons (the eldest and biggest outside Japan), but my heart was completely captured by the luxurious building itself and the suggestive "Ride", one of the main features of the museum:

Please, note the figure in the background on top of the room-- It's Saint George, dragon corpse included XD AWESOME!

Here's my booty:
The book about the collection of Japanese fairytales is awesome! I'll share one once I decided which one to pick XD

The museum has a huge garden set as a public park, so once the visit was over I took my time to explore the place and take some pictures:

Special feature of the garden is the "Little Egyptian Temple", one of those things that were popular in Italy in the XIX century, and that of course also Frederick wanted in his mansion!

--Of course the place included kitties XD

And to end this post, a few random pictures of spots that picked my interest ;3

The last pictures are dedicated to Santa Maria Novella since it was in front of my hostel and definitely worth a watch :D

And, well, this is all :D

Date: 22/2/16 15:34 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] m3n747
Hey, we have a St. George too! :D Fun fact: I first learned about him when reading a Polish children's book titled Scenes from the Lives of Dragons - one of the dragons mentioned meeting a man named George who kept trying to attack him. I love that book, it's one of the foundations of my childhood. I mean, just look at those gorgeous illustrations: 1, 2, 3, 4. :D

As always, those are some nice pictures. And now that I've had a bunch of history of art classes, I can appreciate the even more! ^^
Edited Date: 22/2/16 15:34 (UTC)

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