The seasons are changing.. this is from the weekend:
After a chill week in the middle of October it’s getting warmer and more pleasant again, and the beautiful autumns colors are coming too.. Here are some shots from walking around in the city:
The New Market
This was from yesterday – another nice moment.. as the sun keeps warming at the end of October.. and the city is more of a “local” italian city for each day that passes.. and a better place to live.
By the Pitti Palace..
After a couple of months here one suddenly notices new things.. especially things next to the biggest attractions. Like this great Medici Coat of Arms on a building facing the Duomo:
This was from yesterday – as sunshine returned to the city. Looking towards Ponte Santa Trinita..
Here’s a couple of “secrets” from out and about in Florence..
This engraving is on the lower right side of Palazzo Vecchio and it’s made by Michelangelo. Some theories as of who the portrait is of is here.
This stone is called the “Stone of Shame” and is placed on the ground in the middle of Mercato Nuovo one minute from Piazza della Signoria. It marks the place where folks were punished for not paying their debts to creditors.. more on the history and practices is here.
In other news there was finally some sunshine today after lots of rain and colder weather.. but it looks great for the rest of the week!
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