Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra
Extra, extra at the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy.
Located behind the Medici era Pitti Palace, the Boboli Gardens extends over 45 acres of hillside park. Filled with antique and Renaissance sculpture, grottoes and large fountains, the park forms a lush open-air museum. Opened to the public in 1776, the design of the Gardens was used as the basis for all royal gardens in Europe, including Versailles.
Our visit in 2006 was dry and dusty. Florence had been suffering from a sort of drought, and the gardens were limp and pessimistic looking, instead of lush.
The best part of our afternoon was finding this giant stone head to climb all over. Luckily for us, no one seemed to mind. 🙂