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Florence January 5 2011.

The Central Market is a two-level food market, making up the second half of the San Lorenzo Market. The Mercato Centrale is in a beautiful building designed by Giuseppe Mengoni, the same architect who designed the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II, and built from 1870-74 when Florence was still capital of Italy. With cast iron and glass all around, the building mixes classic to the modern: the exterior is an ample, squat base made out of local pietra serena similar to the nearby Palazzo Medici Riccardi, with loggias and 10 arches on each side while the inside is spacious and bright with its glassed ceiling. It certainly recalls European architecture, most notably Parisian.

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Florence January 5 2011. Part 2

The Central Market is a two-level food market, making up the second half of the San Lorenzo Market. The Mercato Centrale is in a beautiful building designed by Giuseppe Mengoni, the same architect who designed the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II, and built from 1870-74 when Florence was still capital of Italy. With cast iron and glass all around, the building mixes classic to the modern: the exterior is an ample, squat base made out of local pietra serena similar to the nearby Palazzo Medici Riccardi, with loggias and 10 arches on each side while the inside is spacious and bright with its glassed ceiling. It certainly recalls European architecture, most notably Parisian.

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We visited those 3 places last year. We were amazed by their beauty. We had never heard of any of those places until we started touring rural Queensland. We truly have some beautiful landscapes!
 

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As a local I had been before 10 - 15 years ago, but needed a break so went for a drive to see what had changed and camped it...space in camping area but the 4 star train carraiges and accom was pretty heavily booked...so were the tours.
 

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As a local I had been before 10 - 15 years ago, but needed a break so went for a drive to see what had changed and camped it...space in camping area but the 4 star train carraiges and accom was pretty heavily booked...so were the tours.
@jastel Yes we had to prebook all of the tours. The restored train carriages looked great. We were travelling in our caravan.
All the places were so interesting but the Cobbald Gorge tour was very special. Did you see the fresh water crocodiles?
 

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Yes a baby one...but coming from Cairns we have 3m salties everywhere due to the fact we dont live in Brisbane nothing is done...we have lost so many freshwater swimming places.
 

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