Florence today, walking in San Frediano, Firenze

A couple of weeks ago, I set out to visit the Jewish Cemetery which lies near the gate of San Frediano in the Oltrarno district of Florence. Sadly, the cemetery was closed and a sign said they are in the middle of restoring the place. Who know when that will be finished? With Covid for the past 2 years and Italian bureaucracy which makes even easy jobs hard and long, chissa?

Despite my disappointment with the closed cemetery, I enjoyed my walk around the gate:

The ubiquitous caper plant, which grows like weeds in Italy, was growing in the cracks of the gate. You can see the berries.

The fine old Romanelli Sculpture Studio and Gallery is alive in well in this district. It is a sculpture lover’s dream.

For more information, see https://www.raffaelloromanelli.com/en/

I enjoyed this street art:

And this storefront. If you can’t beat the graffiti artists, better to join them!

I always enjoy a shot of blooming plants at a local flower shop.

Some interesting designs for door knockers spotted, hadn’t seen these before:

Gazing at art in show windows is one of my happy pastimes:

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