Sunday, January 15, 2006

Boboli Gardens, Florence

I used the beautiful papers from Club Scrap for this layout. Even though it is not to evident in this layout, the paper actually has a garden layout, which though perfect for this page, required a lot of hand wringing on my part because it felt like a crime to cover it up! But then I have this problem with all Club Scrap papers!

Excellent example of Renaissance style gardening, the Boboli gardens were laid out in 1549 for the Medici family, who then had bought the Palazzo Pitti. Starting from the palace, the gardens are laid out symmetrically uphill. It is very enjoyable, but hard work, walking along the cypress lined avenues, which lead to the top of the hill behind the palace. Ricky Singh commented that Boboli must have been a very athletic guy indeed! We climbed all the way to the top, where there is a museum of porcelains.
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