Happy Leap Year! Rambling around town, here is what I saw today.

When the doors of a palazzo are open, I take a look.  Here is the type of repayment immediately granted:

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If there is one thing I love about Italy, it is the frames on pictures.  I mean…come on! I love the contrast between the heavy, ornate frame and the simple, modern painting.

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One stop shopping for coffee, rum, and philosophy:

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I’m always a fan of Italian ceramics:

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A florist’s shop tells us spring is nigh:

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On a normal street, you can stop in a small arcade and have your choice of caffeinated drinks:

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Expresso, sweet; American style coffee, sweet; espresso with a drop of milk, sweet; sweet cappuccino; sweet cappuccino with chocolate dusting; hot, sweet chocolate; hot strong sweet chocolate; hot chocolate with milk; sweet espresso with chocolate; sweet tea with lemon; steamed milk; sweet steamed milk with a drop of coffee

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On a sunny, spring day, the men come out to socialize near a book stall under the shade of a Vasari arcade.  Only in Firenze can they gather under a Vasari arcade!

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A nearby store sells a suitcase with wheels, designed to delight little traveling boys!

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A florist stall, one of my favorite ones in Florence.  Always find beauty here.

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Florentines love their tripe sandwiches.  Still haven’t tasted one.  Don’t plan to.

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I finally found the answer:

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Sweet and bitter coffee shop:

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And, what’s on everyone’s mind: coronavirus.

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Leap year, 2020.

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