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.
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.
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.
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!
I love this view of Santa Croce and the aquamarine dome of the synagogue on the right side.
And then, walking down the ramps designed in the 19th century by Poggi, I see more incredible views from the Porta San Niccolo.
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.
I spotted yet another pattern of marble inlay. I love these old patterns.
And, a reminder that a century ago, important news often came by letter and telegram.