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Extra, extra at the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy.

Extra, extra: 2 heads for 1 at Boboli Gardens in Florence

Extra, extra: 2 heads for 1 at Boboli Gardens in Florence

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. 🙂

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9 Comments Post a comment
  1. That’s amazing that no one minded you all climbing you all climbing on the head. Cool photo!

    June 14, 2014
    • Hey! Thanks for stopping by. Lol, yeah, I was surprised actually…but I guess this wasn’t one of the ancient Roman antiquities in the garden, *just* an unimportant sculpture. 😉

      June 16, 2014
  2. That is a super cool photo. Poor guy needs a better skin care regime 😉

    June 15, 2014
  3. Love this shot – perfect for extra challenge!!

    June 16, 2014
  4. I followed a lot of Italy blogs and read plenty of Italy blogposts, I never knew about this awesome-looking giant head. I would say the extra wasted the picture, but then his spot is perfect. 😀 Most people would position in front – pfft

    June 25, 2014
    • Haha, I don’t even know if that giant head is still there, but I’m sure glad it was. 🙂

      June 25, 2014

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