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Friday, 18 March 2011

Florence 2011: Day2 (Second Half)

Okay, so if you've been reading my blog, you will all know that i didn't quite get round to finishing day 2 of the Florence trip. So here it is...

Following the morning in Siena, we hoppped on the coach again to travel so San Gimignano. Once again the coach journey was another hour, so I put my earphones in and satback listening to a playlist of Burial, Synkro, Phaeleh and chillout producers. The hour passed fairly quickly and we were soon in San Gimignano, again a very beautiful place, but it was starting to get a bit boring and i just wanted to go back to the Hotel and get pissed.

After 10-15 minutes of wandering around, we started to see a couple children, dressed up with little bags of confetti just throwing it on the streets. It was a bit wierd at first, but apparantly it was some sort of carnival day. I didn't think much of it at first and just assumed i was going to see a few italian children leaving patches of confetti for the rest of the day.

Then, all of a sudden, me and my friend saw a few adults dressed up too, and a fairly large float with some kind of creepy witch-clown on it. There were people dressed as snow white, clowns and hippies along with even more children which were starting to arrive...apparantly we had arrived just in time to watch this carnival.



A few minutes later, there were swarms of people. Everyone had confetti and there was loud music blaring out. This day had suddenly started to liven up a bit, and it was brilliant to see everyone just let go as the streets became covered in confetti!

The whole place came alive and it was just a massive free for all, with everyone thowing confetti, dancing and laughing! it was a brilliant atmosphere, and i managed to grab plenty of shots.




















As you can see the atmosphere was brilliant, and everyone was just covered!

Once the carnival was over and everyone started to leave, we made are way back to the coach. It was getting dark and everyone was exhausted, yet ready for another night out. Once we got back to the hotel, the night panned out pretty much the same as the night before. We had a delicious meal, and went out drinking once again. We also made sure to return to our favourite cafe/bar, where we recieve yet another 2 free shots each...brilliant!

8 comments:

  1. Oh man, how intense! Probably gonna be picking confetti out of your hair for the next couple of weeks

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  2. Haha, you have no idea! I'm still finding some in various pockets and in my camera equipment...it was too good though

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  3. some nice photo of the children throwing that confetti stuff, rad!

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  4. Nice blog, that carnival looks amazing!

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  5. Looks like a good laugh - also into the fish you got on here now

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  6. haha, such a world away from cali :)

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  7. Nice pics again mate, captured some nice moments there.

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  8. Cool pics, looks like it was a blast.

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