Where the Duck are we?

Yesterday, we took a day trip to Fiesole, a suburb of our beautiful Florence. It’s up in the hills, so we had gorgeous views of the Tuscan countryside as well as views of Florence. We could easily make out both the stadium and the Duomo from the hilltop town. 

As usual, Vito tagged along. He took a few breaks for some photo ops, as seen above. =) 

Lovely view of the Adriatic Sea from a dock at San Marco. =) 

Lovely view of the Adriatic Sea from a dock at San Marco. =) 

We took a Gondola ride this Friday. The duck was a little frightened of the water, so he stayed in my purse. Here’s Vito with our gondolier after we were safely off the little boat! 

We took a Gondola ride this Friday. The duck was a little frightened of the water, so he stayed in my purse. Here’s Vito with our gondolier after we were safely off the little boat! 

Vito at the Trevi Fountain with my parents =) 

Vito at the Trevi Fountain with my parents =) 

Vito and the Vatican guard. I was too nervous to ask if the guard would hold the duck, so Dad and I executed a sneak-attack shot. It went flawlessly. The duck is in focus, as intended; the guard, not so much. Call it a clever ploy to conceal his identity, call it a mistake from a nervous, hasty photographer (p.s. it’s not that last one, in case you were wondering). 
I’ll just call it “artistic.” Now semi-blurry photo becomes enigmatic and obscure! If in doubt, classify it as art/artistic. Works every time. 

Vito and the Vatican guard. I was too nervous to ask if the guard would hold the duck, so Dad and I executed a sneak-attack shot. It went flawlessly. The duck is in focus, as intended; the guard, not so much. Call it a clever ploy to conceal his identity, call it a mistake from a nervous, hasty photographer (p.s. it’s not that last one, in case you were wondering). 

I’ll just call it “artistic.” Now semi-blurry photo becomes enigmatic and obscure! If in doubt, classify it as art/artistic. Works every time. 

This was already posted as my daily photo for Ramblings of a Renaissance Woman, but I thought it deserved a little more exposure - oh, what interesting word choice considering the photo… It’s a great one, so it gets posted twice. End of discussion. Also, now it’s slightly out of order because I thought I’d already posted Wednesday’s duck pic. Oh, well. 

This was already posted as my daily photo for Ramblings of a Renaissance Woman, but I thought it deserved a little more exposure - oh, what interesting word choice considering the photo… It’s a great one, so it gets posted twice. End of discussion. 

Also, now it’s slightly out of order because I thought I’d already posted Wednesday’s duck pic. Oh, well. 

Friday - April 13, 2012 
Vito took this photo on the way back from exploring the other side of the Arno with Mom and Dad. He liked the look of the pay phone, although we all highly doubt it’s used anymore. 

Friday - April 13, 2012 

Vito took this photo on the way back from exploring the other side of the Arno with Mom and Dad. He liked the look of the pay phone, although we all highly doubt it’s used anymore. 

Forgot about this one! Here’s a picture of Vito that Caitlin took while we were wandering around one of the neighborhoods in town. 

Forgot about this one! Here’s a picture of Vito that Caitlin took while we were wandering around one of the neighborhoods in town. 

Maria D’Apolito snapped this photo while she was traveling in Berlin! 

Maria D’Apolito snapped this photo while she was traveling in Berlin! 

Glenn Bolich found this little fellow. Isn’t his swoopy hair darling? 

Glenn Bolich found this little fellow. Isn’t his swoopy hair darling?