From the beginning, my intent was to immerse myself in Florence not as a tourist but as an explorer. I wanted to capture this magnificent city by finding beauty in the ordinary, by wandering streets and paying attention to its sights, sounds, smells and people. Here is Florence my way.
Florence was walking the same street and seeing it differently each time.
It was observing people working in small shops, the market, on the street.
It was coming across artists sketching
or creating street art too beautiful to be no more than temporary.
Florence was marveling at graffiti, seemingly on every bare surface.
It was appreciating the beauty of Santa Croce any time of the day or night
and shooting the Duomo over and over without ever capturing its real majesty.
It was the unexpected surprise of spotting remnants of art created on buildings hundreds of years ago.
It was going from one side of the Arno to another on lovely bridges
and stopping to notice that the real beauty of the Ponte Vecchio was the richness of color on its back side.
It was exploring quirky flea markets
and one street market after another.
Florence was noticing people taking photos with selfie sticks.
It was being fascinated by doors with character
and door knockers that could waken the dead.
It was enjoying sidewalk cafes,
gelato again and again and again
and at the end of a day’s exploring, an aperol and an antipasti plate at home.
It was taking in Florence and all its glory knowing that the experience will fill my heart with memories for years to come.
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind
14 thoughts on “Florence My Way”
Such a marvelous trip Lulu! I love your photos and how you saw the city! It is magical! ♥
fabulous Lulu! Love what your camera captured!
Thanks, Jenna. I may have to go back to see all that I missed!
It looks and sounds like you have explored every nook and cranny of Florence.
Fabulous photo gallery, Lulu. I loved Florence too, and enjoyed seeing it again through your eyes. 🙂
Beautiful! I love Florence, especially the gorgeous architecture and of course the wine and food!
fabulous! thanks for sharing all of this your way, with us.
Great job at putting it all together… Gorgeous… I feel in love with Italy… I want to go back soon…
Linda, I have so enjoyed seeing Florence through your eyes! It is one of my favorite places that I have been and I hope to return! What an experience to immerse yourself in the culture for a month! The doors, amazing!! Blessings, Pam
I can tell your visit was all you dreamed and more!
Wonderful set of pictures….I’m enjoying your visit vicariously:)
Love Italy… Love Florence… Love Europe.
Thanks Linda for sharing your “view” of Florence!! Loved seeing all your photos–especially the selfie sticks!! 🙂