Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Out of the Jurisdiction: Florence

A few days in Florence before going on to the Greek islands.

Ponte Vecchio ia a world famous bridge on the River Arno in Florence.
Everyone photographs it.  So, I did my duty, too.

But Ponte Santa Trinita, the bridge to the west. is stately and elegant.  I prefer it.

My fifth floor room looks over both bridges. 
I shouldn't bad mouth Ponte Vecchio.  It is quite a sight, this time before breakfast.

Then again, Florence is known for its churches.  This one is Santa Maria Novella.
Most Florentine churches, like this one, were built over centuries, so they incorporate architectural features from the Renaissance, classical features, Gothic features, and a few others.

We took shelter in a nearby tearoom from an impressive display of thunder and lightning.
After the storm broke, the streets and sidewalks glistened,


Andy said...

Nice photography. The water reflections are looking good.

Barbara Rogers said...

So beautiful...you've captured a few views that are unusual! Florence is on my bucket list!

RedPat said...

Such gorgeous pics, Jack! Enjoy!

Stefan Jansson said...

Enjoy Italy and Greece.

William Kendall said...

Magnificent architecture!

Karl said...

Have a good time there, Jack !

Sharon said...

Gorgeous photos from one of favorite cities. Florence is so beautiful. Your photo with the glistening streets is a beauty!

Michelle said...

Beautiful photos, Jack. Do take more and share them. Enjoy!