Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Looking Down in Florence



The octagonal Tribune Room of the Uffizi from the 1500s housed the Medici family's most precious 
paintings and sculptures.  The room re-opened two years ago.  It is a feast for the eyes.


Here is an example of the plain walls and decorated marble floors of the Duomo,
which I mentioned yesterday.


This is the lovely entrance of the Farmaceutica Santa Maria Novella, one of the oldest 
pharmacies in the world.  It was established by Dominican brothers in 1221.  
They sell soaps and perfumes and the scent is just shy of heaven.

14 comments:

Michelle said...

wow

Tanya Breese said...

nothing is untouched, beautiful!

Luis Gomez said...

Great!

Luis Gomez said...

Great!

Audrey said...

Superbe endroit !

Taken For Granted said...

Every surface seems filled with great art and craft. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

Sylvia K said...

Awesome place and terrific captures -- as always, Jack! What a fantastic trip you are enjoying! Thank you for sharing it with us!!

Sharon Anck said...

I didn't get to see the Tribune Room and it's a stunner. I guess I need to go back!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's up and down.. what's next Jack? It's pretty speccy!

William Kendall said...

Magnificent, Jack!

Malyss said...

Sigh of happiness in front of such an incredible beauty !

RedPat said...

I think I need to go to Italy, Jack!

jennyfreckles said...

I'm sure you did well to catch the floors without masses of tourist feet. They're very beautiful, especially the top one. I imagine every bit of stone is valuable.

Randy said...

Amazing.