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Went to Montepulciano to pick up some shoes from Pratesi (and some wine). This is just a short flip from this Tuscan city

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Market day in Figline08.12.08

Every Tuesday morning from about 9.00 until 13.00 there is a huge market in Figline, Valdarno. This clip shows only a small part of it all. It was shot on July 29th 2008.

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FunKonnection playing Hound Dog08.12.08

Later in the night a guest singer joined FunKonnection for a walkthrough of Hound Dog.

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FunKonnection playing Take 508.12.08

This video shows FunKonnection playing Take 5 at the Copacabana bar in Porto Recanati on Friday 25th of July 2008.

We had just finished dinner and took a walk outside. Through the park acroos the street we could hear some music off in a distance. So we headed for that. Turned out to be a nice bar right on the beach. So whar better way to end the night than some good live music and a glass of italian red.

The band had played a couple of songs real funky. Including some Stevie Wonder stuff. They had just finished a song and I shouted “Take 5″. And what a snappy reaction! They went for it straight away. Took some seconds to get my Flip up. It’s dark and taken from my seat. But it might give you an impression of what they sounded like.

We absolutely had a great time there.

The guys playing here are:
Federico Lenci: Sax
Lucio Cesari: Bass
Paolo Berluti: Piano
Roberto Lisi: Drums

If you are looking for a nice live band in the Ancona area in Marche you should contact Federico on tel. 347 5921559

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Santa Croce08.05.08

Visited Santa Croce in Firenze yesterday. Partly because here you find the tombs of Michelangelo and Dante Aligheri. But I struck a bit of luck. Because I was let through the fencing to the small room where the remnants of Galileo Galilei is. This is a small side-room in the church where the monks brought Galileo in secrecy years and years after his death.

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Buying wine i Montepulciano07.31.08

Went to Ambra to buy shoes from Pratesi – a small shoemaker in Tuscany. They did not have my size in the colour/model I found most appealing. So they called up their shop in Montepulciano which had the right size. Therefore, a small trip to Montepulciano. And then why not pick up some more wine while we were there. So here is Tiziana – una bella ragazza -saying hello.

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Agriturismo Le Buche di Viesca07.31.08

We keep going back to Agriturismo Le Buche di Viesca every year. This is our 5th time here. So here is just a short flip of Luigi say welcome to Le Buche di Viesca – in the heart of the Chianti area. (sorry for my bad italian here)

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Giacomo i Vallombrosa07.31.08

Sometimes you happen to find the real good restaurants. The restaurants that serve you good food. And even at a reasonable price. Such a place is Giacomo, a “ristorante/pizzeria” in Vallombrosa. Benvenuti from Elisa.

The address of the restaurant is Via Carducci 12, Loc. Saltino Vallombrosa. Tel. 055 862185, fax. 055 862033.

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Stranda i Porto Recanati07.30.08

En dag med bølger….

(This is part of the beach at Porto Recanati on a day with some waves).

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Markedsdag i Porto Recanati07.29.08

Flip fra markedsdag i Porto Recanati. Viser bare en bitte liten del av markedsgata. Et tradisjonelt marked som man finner i de aller fleste italienske byene. Ukedag for marked kan du lese deg frem til ved å se på underskilt for innkjøringsforbud til sentrale gater i byen. I Porto Recanati er det marked hver torsdag formiddag, fra ca. 09.00 til ca. 13.00.

(A short flip from market day in Porto Recanati. This flip shows only a small portion of the market street. This is a traditional market like any other found in italian towns. You may find hints on market days by reading the signs showing “limited traffic” for what seems like the main roads close to the larger piazza etc. in the town you’re in. The market in Porto Recanati is every Thursday from around 09.00 AM to 13.00.)

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  • the tuscan cat
    I for one believe that Leonardo (da Vinci) was really smart. And I also believe cats are smart creatures. So when I spotted a nice cat sleeping on a scooter carrying "the signature" Leonardo somewhere in beautiful Italy I just had to "shoot".

    For all you non-norwegian readers: older entries are in Norwegian only. Sorry.