Today was a perfect Florentine day. We had a refreshing wind that blew through town yesterday and cooled everything off.
I had a super afternoon today, which I’ll post about later. Suffice it to say for now that I went to see an Italian film on Michelangelo at one of the prettiest theaters in the world, a blessed holdover from the golden age of cinema, and then I went to an exhibition of (need I say, modern) video art in a Renaissance palazzo. How could you have a better afternoon than enjoying these contrasts and artworks? Impossible for me to imagine.
So, happily strolling home in the mid-evening, I encountered this great Clet sign.
I walked by the koi made out of luggage materials. I would think it’s a perfect draw for all the Asian tourists who bought too many souvenirs and need a new suitcase to get it all home.
I walked by Moschino boutique and am happy to see fall fashions on display. It assures me that cooler weather will happen again. I am a window shopper only. I could never/would never buy clothes of this price!
I walked by the Dolce and Gabbana children’s shop, and had to admire the way they tell us that they are cleaning, rearranging, tidying up.
I couldn’t help admiring the medieval street I just strolled through, thinking to myself what a perfect specimen of old/new. How lucky I feel to be here.
I turned onto my street, a route which takes me by this cool shoe shop. Cool fall flats on display. Another sign that nicer weather will eventually return!
I ambled by the high-end textile store that always has the most gorgeous bolts of fabric on display. I always stop to admire and it reminds me of happy days with my mother, when I was a bambino. She taught me to appreciate the finer things.
And last, but certainly not least, by my favorite hardware/perfume shop. I mean, really, where else but Florence can you find that particular combination???
I’ll stop in again and get some pictures of the interior. It is a bazaar, filled with things you never knew you needed. But, you do!