|Piazza dell Republica. The post office is under those arches, the source of my pain and suffering today.|
|Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. So much gorgeousness.|
|My beloved iconographic art. Mary and baby Jesus sighting # 102…|
Luca Pitti wanted to build a palace that would be bigger than anything the Medici’s owned so he commissioned this in the mid fifteenth century. Ironically the Medici’s bought it 100 years later and made it their official residence. That shows you what trying to be the biggest and the bestest gets you!
My heart was so filled with good arty happiness that I didn’t mind that it started torrentially raining as I started to walk back to my hotel for a little rest. Looking at all of that art is tiring, and the burn out rate is high. I was going to go to Boboli Gardens as well (part of the palace) but they were closed because of the rain.
|Self-portrait done by Elisabeth Chaplin.|
|Palazzo Vecchio, AKA City Hall.|
|Beautiful little shops are all over Florence.|
|The heavens opened up and dumped buckets of rain on Florence.|
|After I came out of the post office I was so annoyed, then I saw this guy and he totally cheered me up! He had his face painted and was wearing a funny little sweat suit and wearing a balloon animal hat!|
Art work by J.
Here’s a little excerpt from his letter.
“This is a picture of you and your friends that you made. You are holding juice. I just wouldn’t like it if you didn’t know what it was.”
Hmmm…. that juice looks an awful lot like beer! Age 6
|Artwork by M. Age 3|