I make a weekly walk through a lovely residential neighborhood in an outer area of Florence. You see all Florentines and Italians here. I’ve never ever seen a tourist in this area, which is kind of amazing if you understand the waves of tourists that swarm this amazing city.
My weekly walk takes me by a very interesting front garden of one of the many villinos in the neighborhood. The first time I saw this large cactus (I don’t actually know what the plant is, if I’m wrong, please leave a comment!) it looked like a caged animal to me, one that was trying to work its way out of the surrounding metal enclosure.
Yesterday I walked through the area again and wanted to take more inclusive pictures to show how this front garden is organized. Here they are:
As you can see, the cactus has a fantastic magnolia tree behind it.
Here is how the entrance to the home is organized and decorated. Very lovely to my eyes,
And then, here’s that massive plant! Love it!