My daily walk to school

I never, ever tire of my walk to school.  At this time of day, the city is waking up, coming to life, and I have the streets more or less to myself, along with all the workers and trucks delivering goods to the stores.  It will be a completely different story on my walk home after school.  The hordes of tourists will have descended, like a plague of locusts.
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I have the distinct privilege of walking past the revered Orsan Michele on a daily basis.  I get so accustomed to the delights of Florentine architecture that I often don’t even notice this storied church/granary.  That’s a shame!

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Today I stopped and enjoyed the facade, against the bright blue sky.  It’s a beauty!

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Further down the Por Santa Maria, I encountered this straight up and down cherry picker.  Apparently some work will be done along the cornice or roof of this palazzo.

 

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You can get dizzy taking pictures like these!

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And then I get to school and enjoy (usually) class, and at the break (pausa), while everyone else is running to a local bar for a cappucino or something, I wander the halls of my school’s palazzo.  There are fun views from many places.

For example, there is this striking view of il Duomo!

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And il duomo is like, hey! look at me!  I’m big and I’m here!

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And my school’s palazzo is old and full of crazy little spaces.  Today I found a new bathroom, and this was the view I was confronted with!  Another day, another delight!

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