Creepy Street Art

Street Art, Florence, Italy

Street Art, Florence, Italy

Street Art, Rome, Italy

When I was in Italy in October, I was fascinated—if that is the right word—by some of the creepy street art. Florence in particular had lots of graffiti art on the side streets of the historic center. I just don’t understand graffiti/street art. The shot from Rome is actually part of a store front.

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Escape From The Shadows

Beware Of What Lies Ahead

A section of the murals in the Grand Cloister, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy

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Silent Sunday

Transept dome and lantern, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy

Transept dome and lantern, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy.  The lantern is an 18th century addition to the 15th century church.

Neptune

The Sea God

Fountain of Neptune, Florence, Italy

The marble statue of Neptune is the centerpiece of the Fountain of Neptune in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy. The figure was completed in 1565, by sculptor Bartolomeo Ammannati. Commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici, the fountain symbolizes Florence’s command of the Mediterranean Sea. The statue of Neptune is a 19th century copy; the original is in the National Museum. The other marble and bronze elements of the fountain were not finished in 1574.

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A Long and Winding Climb

Almost There???

A Climb to a View, Genoa, Italy

When you visit Genoa, be prepared to climb a few hills. Vehicles are prohibited in much of the historic center of Genoa. And in many places, it wouldn’t matter. The only way to get to some parts of the city is a long an winding climb. Though, when we got to the top, we did discover that a new elevator/pedestrian tunnel had started operating. We went down the easy way.

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Vaulted Blue

Apse Ceiling Vault, 14th century, Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy

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