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In the Mood for Florence Again

Florence in all its gritty glory and grandeur.

The Pretty Façade of the Florence Cathedral

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Tuscany, Italy | 14 Aug 2015

The Pretty Façade of the Florence Cathedral

The level of detail worked into the duomo’s façade was amazing – an elaborate 3D wrapper with a fine mix of Gothic and Renaissance design.

Stunning Architecture of the Florence Cathedral

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Tuscany, Italy | 14 Aug 2015

Stunning Architecture of the Florence Cathedral

The duomo in Florence is a timeless piece of architecture. Dressed in an eye-catching mix of red, green and white, it looks grand even to this day and age; completion of its construction must have been nothing short of a miracle back in the 1400s.

The Casual Ambience of the Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy | 14 Aug 2015

The Casual Ambience of the Piazza del Duomo

A touch of carnival is in the air with the colourful carousel spinning in a languid eternity. Fancy restaurants surround the square from all four corners, with friendly, enthusiastic waiters beckoning you in as you peruse their menus.

The Grand Baglioni Hotel

Florence, Tuscany, Italy | 14 Aug 2015

The Grand Baglioni Hotel

Probably just another normal hotel through the eyes of a local, but I thought it looked kind of pretty.

I Wonder what She’s Wondering About

Florence, Tuscany, Italy | 14 Aug 2015

I Wonder what She’s Wondering About

She makes me wonder about her life, as she gazes out at the river all alone in silence.

Serious Discussion about Gelato

Florence, Tuscany, Italy | 14 Aug 2015

Serious Discussion about Gelato

A rainbow assortment of flavours and colours entices from behind cold glass. To complicate matters further, there are the rows of cone and cup sizes to decide on. Hmm…

A Morning at the Uffizi

Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy | 15 Aug 2015

A Morning at the Uffizi

A morning well spent exploring the art pieces and admiring the architecture of the grand Uffizi, albeit being herded about like sheep amongst a sea of curious fellow-tourists.

Wandering Down the Hallways of the Uffizi

Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy | 15 Aug 2015

Wandering Down the Hallways of the Uffizi

Loving the complex details of the ceiling in contrast to the plain geometry of the tiled flooring.

Pretty Little Human Sculptures

Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy | 14 Aug 2015

Pretty Little Human Sculptures

Pretty little carvings spaced out perfectly on a wall at the Uffizi.

The Sleeping Ariadne

Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy | 15 Aug 2015

The Sleeping Ariadne

Returned home to the Uffizi after two centuries, this beautiful sculpture has been chiselled meticulously into the organic shape of a woman.

Captured at Corona Street 55E

Florence, Tuscany, Italy | 15 Aug 2015

Captured at Corona Street 55E

Dressed in a casual singlet and shorts due to the blazing summer heat, a shopkeeper of a simple produce store takes some time to rearrange his wares.

Lonely on the Outside

Florence, Tuscany, Italy | 15 Aug 2015

Lonely on the Outside

A quiet little street cafe, with an Italian menu scribbled simply on chalkboards.

More than just David

Accademia, Florence, Tuscany, Italy | 15 Aug 2015

More than just David

There’s more to see in the Accademia apart from Michelangelo’s renown David masterpiece. Filled with many colourful paintings and sculptures from the Bizantine and Gothic fourteenth century, to the art of the Renaissance era, it is worth exploring further.

A Sickly Tinge

Accademia, Florence, Tuscany, Italy | 15 Aug 2015

A Sickly Tinge

Couldn’t find any information of this art piece online, but it just caught my eye in a sea of paintings thanks to its comparatively neon hues, and the sickly colour of the man on the cross was interesting.

Out on the Streets of Florence

Florence, Tuscany, Italy | 15 Aug 2015

Out on the Streets of Florence

An abandoned bicycle laden with a brilliant basket of fake flowers, parked casually on a street in Florence.

Another Day at the Bridge

Florence, Tuscany, Italy | 15 Aug 2015

Another Day at the Bridge

Another picture of the bridge and brick houses in Florence, this time in bright daylight.

View The Florentine Series in Black & White Here: In the Mood for Florence

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