So the other day I posted ‘What is Heaven Like’ so figured I’d follow that up with ‘What is Hell Like’. It is getting home from a vacation and reporting to Cook County Jury Duty the next day. Talk about a punch in the face after something enjoyable. This morning I woke up and did sunrise on Lake Moraine in Banff (I couldn’t even sleep I was so excited for my alarm to go off at 4:30). We hiked Johnston Canyon and then headed back to the Calgary Airport. The amount of beauty in Banff is indescribable so I hope that the pictures do it justice.
Photo of the Day – The Golden Bridge
The Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence, Italy spans the River Arno and is typically referred to as the ‘golden bridge’ because of the jewelers that occupy most of the shops in the shops on the bridge. Historically, it was butchers but ultimately they were replaced by hiring paying and more lucrative tenants. Above the bridge is a secret passageway (a part of the Vasari Corridor) that connects two historically significant buildings (Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Piti) so that the royalty and nobles of the city could move around without being bothered by the peasants. This was also one of the only bridges in Florence that was not destroyed by the Nazis during their retreat from Italy during WWII. Supposedly this was on express order from Hitler who apparently had a fondness for the bridge.
I headed here one morning for the sunrise and the clouds cooperated with some good color and the reflection of the old traditional Florentine buildings on the Arno River was nice.