Early morning walk in Florence

30 June 2020.

The only way to beat the heat of a Florentine summer is to walk the city early in the morning.  Here are some pix from today’s path.

First up: some hot cars on a hot morning.

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The area in front of the restaurant at the Piazzale Michelangelo has a beautiful and well cared for planting.  I love the hues of greens/yellows and lavender.

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There’s a ubiquitous perennial I see all around Florence and I don’t know it’s name.  But it has the prettiest white and vivid red blossoms.  I love it.

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This bee loves these flowers as much–or more–than I do!

 

Every morning, I think I won’t take another picture of the duomo.  And then I see another view that demands that I do!

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I love this view of Santa Croce and the aquamarine dome of the synagogue on the right side.

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And then, walking down the ramps designed in the 19th century by Poggi, I see more incredible views from the Porta San Niccolo.

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Walking across the Ponte alle Grazie, it is fun to see the boaters out on the water near the  Società Canottieri down on the banks of the Arno.

 

 

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I spotted yet another pattern of marble inlay.  I love these old patterns.

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And, a reminder that a century ago, important news often came by letter and telegram.

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