This is one of those photos that didn’t fit into my blog themes about Florence but definitely deserved to be included. I liked the door, window with its impressionistic reflection, lamp and even the dark wall, which provided contrast.
When I have finished blogging about an area, I always find I have “leftovers,” i.e. thoughts and photos I liked but didn’t fit the particular themes I was pursuing. For example, what do you do with an extra Lamb of God? They are rather hard to ignore. And then there is always an intriguing door or an interesting historical fact that begs to be told. Anyway, before I rush off to Cannes, here are a few of my “leftovers” from Florence.
Peggy captured this bit of Christian iconography… the Lamb of God, which represents Christ leading his flock, I guess. There was something about the perky, down the nose glance that tickled my funny bone. (Photo by Peggy Mekemson)
These walls were impossible to ignore.
This close up provides detail. Check out the mythological beasts and cherubs in the paintings. (Photo by Peggy Mekemson)
The Arno River, running through the heart of Florence, could occupy a professional photographer for days. I am sure it has.
Florence’s city hall with its beautiful clock tower. (Photo by Peggy Mekemson)
The Piazza della Repubblica with its dominating arch. The message on it reads “The ancient center of the City restored from age-old squalor to new life.” It’s what we call urban renewal where historical treasures are bulldozed down to make way for the modern. Much was lost.
Who can resist a tower? I Googled the heck out of this one but couldn’t find its name. Maybe one of my readers will help.
On the lighter side of things, Peggy and I visited Florence’s Christmas Market where this cat and mouse amused me. Note the mouse’s tongue.
Since I started my blogs on Florence with a lion, it is only appropriate that I finish with one.
NEXT BLOG: The Cannes Festival is going on now. We were there at a quieter time.