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Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.

To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
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Southern Tuscany

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  • Southern Tuscany

    We spent a few days south of Siena, and you cannot imagine a place more different than Florence; it's a world apart. It is quiet, rural and the people are happy to talk with you; the food is great and the countryside is beautiful. Miles and miles of wheat fields cover hills and valleys, making it incredibly green in the spring, golden in the autumn, and brown after the fields have been tilled and before the next year's wheat germinates. In a time when a lot of our food comes from far away (melamine from China in our our pet's food), it's very comforting seeing your bread and pasta grow. Where there isn't wheat, there are vines (Chianti colle Sense) and olive trees.

    There are sheep for the percorino, and artichokes, which have a natural rennet for making cheese, plus wild truffles and onions. There are grain mills and fortified granaries -- speaking a food supply, at least we don't have to build a fort around the mill, tracing back grain and milling. Geologically, the area has great clay for making terracotta (the urns held the olive oil) and natural hot mineral spas.

    The area was on pilgrimage route, and there are stories, paintings and poems about the great food going back almost 1,000 years.

    If you are looking for a place to balance the mass tourism of Florence, it's great. And of course we found a wood-fired pizzeria for dinner one night.
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    Wow - the pastoral shots look fake!


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      It's almost a joke. You turn a corner and the girls yell out -- that's a postcard, no that one -- that's a postcard. No that one.

      For those of us with kids, we joke that the oil, grain, etc. are one of the circle of life kinds of things.

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