Ambling Along the Arno in Autumn

Ciao Readers! (And happy short-work-week to those of you back in the States; Thanksgiving post to follow Wednesday.)

In addition to the joy of even more alliteration (thanks for the “ambling” idea Steve), today you get to go on my morning run with me (you’ll have to add the ipod playlist on your end)!

Fall is here and the leaves are starting to change color (while the grass remains that amazing shade of green).  As I’ve been going for my morning runs along the Arno, I have been thinking “wow, this is really pretty, I should bring my camera sometime.”  So, last week I did just that.  Instead of running, I walked (but still in my goofy American running clothes) and carried my camera.

Below are some shots in the park I walk through to get to the Arno and from the trail that runs along the river.  On my usual run I go east – headed out of town – those are the majority of the shots – where you don’t see much but trees.  But for you I also went west towards the center of town to get some cool building reflections on the water (I usually don’t run that way cause the trail is full of tourists blocking the path [of course, with that view, you can’t blame them]).  If you recall from my “Sundays in the Park Revisited” post, this is the same trail along which, should you decide to take a break from running, you can sit at a cafe on the river and have a cappuccino (or other beverage of your choice).  Thanks for coming on my walk with me!

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  1. Beautiful fall colors. On Saturday I saw a woman at 1 pm TRYING to run along the really crowded section of the Arno by Ponte Vecchio. I felt sorry for her and hope she’ll find this posting. :o)

  2. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pictures of Firenze! I used to work at the Biblioteca Nazionale: that’s not so far from where you took the picture with the houses 😉 This light is just amazing. Enjoy your runs!

  3. Spectacular.

  4. peter

     /  November 19, 2012

    Aww, come on, Hope…give us YOUR playlist! Some Harry Belafonte, perhaps?

  5. Ako

     /  November 20, 2012

    Breathtakingly beautiful!


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