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Here you can see old Florence from the back of the Pitti Palace, almost in the Boboli Gardens. The Campanile and Brunelleschi's dome are at the left, and the spire of the Palazzo Vecchio at right. The smaller tower just to the left of the Palazzo Vecchio is on this side of the Arno; I don't know what it is. Except for the satellite dishes, and the piece of iron fencing, I would imagine that this view looked pretty similar in the 1600s.

The Pitti Palace is the Medici's newer palace. When they built it and moved there, they constructed a passageway, known as the Vasari Passage, from the Palazzo Vecchio to here so that they could come and go without being forced to mingle with the masses. The part of that passageway that goes over the Ponte Vecchio still exists, and is open to the public.

This is my 100th post on TE. Many thanks to those of you who have given me useful advice and criticism, and many thanks as well to everyone who posts here; I learn a lot from your images. I hope and believe that I have improved as a photographer as a result.

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