Florence A Stroll Along the Arno dave 2015-09-28 dave / September 28, 2015 0 I had a few minutes before breakfast on Saturday morning to go see if I could find some morning light along the river. Roll over images to read captions. Click to enlarge. A lone kayaker moves swiftly down the river. We couldn't help envying his freedom of movement as we were crushed among the throngs on the bridge.The Ponte Vecchio, as seen from upstairs in the Uffizi Gallery in mid-afternoonLate afternoon, crossing the bridge on the way back to our Casa.This is the Ponte Vecchio (old bridge).Here is another view of the Ponte Vecchio.Here along the river you get a sense of the range of architecture styles commonly seen in Florence.This guy stands at the entrance to the bridge looking with disapproval on all of the tourists who enter Florence. Or maybe I was just taking it too personally.On our first day in Florence I went out to the river just before sunset and found it very still, perfect for reflections.View down the Arno at duskI love the reflections of the arches of the bridge. The tower in the background is the Palazzo Vecchio, the old seat of government of the Florentine republic, and later (for a time) the palace of the ruling Medici family.I had a few minutes before breakfast on Saturday morning to go see if I could find some morning light along the river.The Arno river at dusk, as seen from walk along its edge near our Casa.