Art deco Madonna and Child, Florence

I walk by this lovely sculpture about 2x every day, and half the time I am so busy looking down at the cobblestones so I don’t trip that I don’t even look up and see it.

But when I do look up at the palazzo, it repays me with its beauty.  I love the rendering of the time-worn subject but here treated with art deco forms.  So lovely.

 

 

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The inscription underneath reads: A Maria Per La Pace, Le Donne Cristiane (to Maria of the Peace, the Christian women).  

5 Maggio, beautiful day, some greatest hits

(As I posted yesterday, I can’t use my best photos until I get home to my camera cord!  Coming soon!)

Trevi Fountain, always spectacular.

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Bernini’s Triton Fountain.  Always enjoyable, even without the water flowing as today.

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Love those Barberini bees!

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Quattro Fontane.  Always requires risking your life to look at on one of Rome’s busiest streets!

 

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Borromini’s lovely church, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane.

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