The first two pictures are of the front of the building. It is in very close quarters so I could not get far enough away to do it justice. And I am again going to just post the rest with a comment here and there.
So that was pretty much it. We got back with just a bit of time to freshen up and then all three of us went off to meet the guy who was going to conduct our cooking class which would be centered around a paella.
He did a great job and was quite interesting. He moved to Spain from France and has been there a number of years now. He took us to the market first where he bought all kinds of things - chicken - this was to be a chicken and mushroom and vegetable paella so he also bought some veggies - green & red pepper and a real long pointy eded green pepper that wasn't a hot pepper and mushrooms of about 4 or 5 different varieties, the only one of which I had ever heard of was the porcini.
The class was a nice group of people - there were the three of us, a youngish married couple and a solo woman from Canada. Once we got a little loosened up, we had quite a pleasant evening. I took some picture of everyone gathered around the paella grill stirring up a storm, but none turned out. Chris e-mailed me some but I never got them so you can't see that. He had a nifty burner base built for a paella pan and gas fired which worked beautifully. We all chopped and sliced and diced and drank, of course, a fair amount of wine.
So the result of all that was a finished paella as seen here...
And the result of gathering around the table to be is seen here
We didn't leave much for leftovers!
So quite a good day and yummy night. And that's it for Thursday. I have Friday's pictures edited but now that I'm at Rosanna's house in Genoa, I'll have a whole new city to marvel at. She has a wonderful sounding day planned for us tomorrow. I didn't get to Genoa until fairly late Sunday (9:45 or so) and when we got back to her apartment she had homemade pumpkin soup waiting along with a cheese board, a bowl of olives, a bowl of tomatoes, and delicious bread.
Maybe I'll get caught up on my recording when I'm all by my lonesome self in Florence. :)