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Very intricate and a masterpiece.
Hello Leya 🙂 Have you visited Florence?
I have. I think I was 23 or something – I remember it being very difficult to see the cathedral really. Crammed streets and houses everywhere. But beautiful. I would really love to come back to see it as a grown up person. Your photos are delightfully shot.
🙂 I know what you mean – I saw some cities when I was hardly 20 and would really like to go back. I imagine that Florence as so many other places are a lot more touristy now – the crowds running in all directions really impact the experience. Thank you, Leya for speaking favourably of my shots 🙂
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I was in Florence in the 70’s, so it’s been a long while. But this beauty lasts forever. Thanks for sharing, Paula.
Thank YOU for re-visiting it through my lens Janet 🙂
I wish I were revisiting it in person, but through your lens was a treat.
🙂 Thank you
Amazing! I didn’t know that about the Duomo. Good choice.
Thank you 🙂
Wow, It’s always amazing to look up and see art like that.
Yes, and I was so lucky to be able to visit it. Thank you PJB 🙂
Wow! Wow! Wow! You should have had a proper zoom lens, so we could have seen all the details in that painting. It must have taken forever to paint that stuff. Lovely post Paula.
Just 5 years 😀 Tusen takk 🙂
5 years? That’s what it’ll take me to arrange a system with all the boxes of crap that’s in my apartment right now 😀
I think you will visit it in September this year 😉 Forgot to mention the frescoes show the Last Judgement.
great pictures and brill take on theme.
I was lucky to go there 😉 Thank you for your visit and a great comment Gerry.
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Such amazing art and even more amazing to me that it’s still here. So beautiful! 🙂
True – it is a marvel and I hope that they will continue to preserve it well. With increasing visits and masses of tourists climbing it, it will get more and more difficult, but I am not surprised that everyone wants to see it. Thank you for your visit and comment Linda. It is always a joy to see you here. Are you well?
I’m fine, Paula, thanks for asking. I’m working on getting hubby well! Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend. 🙂
How is he doing? I am having a very busy weekend, but all good 🙂 xx
A while to go before we know anything for sure. If all works out good, I imagine I’ll have a happy dance post! 🙂
Let me know ….
a beautiful place to get lost in contemplation… Florence… one of my best memories of Italy…
Visiting Italy and skipping Florence would be a sin, though I can remember quite a few places where I felt more at ease. I will look for your Florence posts Juls. Merci ma chere.
Oh you won’t find posts about Florence on the blog just yet, that first visit was loooong ago, when I didn’t write about travels yet 😉
As soon as I go back, there will be!
One of the best towns in Italy, I think..
Thank you for this splendid share !
Florence is splendid with its Renaissance architecture and its position by the Arno, but I still prefer smaller and isolated towns where I feel like the only visitor 🙂
As far as my touristic tastes are concerned….I totally agree with you!
I love thebeautiful warm lightin these photos. It really brings out the inticacies
Around sunset this side of the town is usually bathing in a golden light – the only drawback are the masses of tourists and locals on this panoramic spot which makes it almost impossible to find a spot where to shoot from.
You must get hordes of tourists over there. We get them here but not in the thousands unless its a music festival or something. I love seeing photos of your part of the world – I don’t think I’ll ever get there.
Luckily for me, my town is well-visited but not crowded, but where I grew up at the coast in Dubrovnik it gets really impossible in summer. We even have pedestrian traffic police regulating traffic within the city walls.
That’s incredible. Glad I’m not there. Must be a wonderful city to see though.
It was pretty cool to grow up there. It’s a pity that most tourists remember the awful crowds and heat and impertinent waiters – you know the kind that are almost grabbing you by the arm to show you to the place where to eat, but that you can find in any touristic place in Europe not just along our coast.
Those waiters sound awful. Over here we tend to get the laconic ones that act like you arecausing them a problem by wanting service 🙂
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Amazing to think of an artist managing such a masterpiece in such an awkward location.
The whole town is a capo lavoro, and I am so lucky it is only hours away 🙂
Very impressive and fascinating – cities seen from a bit above mostly seems Intricate – very well captured… 🙂
Glad you approve Drake 🙂 Florence offers so much!
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i love the duomo and florence.. so pretty.. i wish we all could be there taking photos
Hi Jeff 🙂 It’s not at all easy to find one’s spot at this viewpoint to take a picture. People are gathering hours before and wait for sunset.
I have sinned visiting Italy 🙂 Florence and a lot more is on the list though!
There’s still time Chris 🙂
They certainly knew what they were doing back then didn’t they . . . the detail in your beautiful shots is so inviting.
🙂 I am under impression that art was more valued back then. Thanks Patti.
That is such an impressive shot of the dome ~ incredible. One day, I hope, I too will be able to see these sights for myself. Great post.
I appreciate your comment Randall. I hope you will visit it some day. 🙂
Wonderful subject for this theme
I appreciate it, Amanda.
Nice choice for the word intricate – and seems like you have been all around the entire boot of Italy – and I heard that Forbes ranked Florence as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Thanks a lot, Yvette. I guess you have never been to Florence?
never to anywhere in Italy – and it is next on our list – which might be next spring – still deciding – you know – so many things to consider
A beautiful place I’ve
only seen here, wonderful 🙂
I wish you could see it for real 🙂
Intricate and beautiful…
Thanks, Lor. In terms of architecture it must be the most beautiful place in this part of Earth.
A really magnificent masterpiece, Paula. 🙂
I’m sure you visited it, Sylvia. Am I right?
Yes we did, but only briefly. I don’t know if I have any good photos.
Beautiful, I would love to visit someday. So many places to visit…
Yes, frustrating isn’t it. I use Google Earth to travel to the places where I will never be able to go 🙂
And some great shows like Anthony Boudain’s “parts unknown”. It’s a great view of different cultures with a bias on the local cuisine.
Thanks for the recommendation Mark 🙂 I will try to find some shows to watch.
Brilliant shots. Very intricate patterns, the light and focus was just right.
Thank you very much. So glad you like it 🙂
Such a beautiful building, bathed in beautiful light. Wonderful photo, Paula.
You are kind my friend 🙂 Thank you.
Super that you can listen to!
Ah, it is so many years since I saw these. I must get back there.
I guess it is getting more crowded every day. I hardly managed to find a standing spot at this viewpoint.
Isn’t it fabulous? I had Florence planned for this year, but I don’t see how it’s going to happen now 😦 Just, maybe, in November… but very unlikely.
There is always next year, Jo 😉
Can you be sure? I seem to be tumbling through this one head first (though there’s a rather more vulgar English expression that fits the situation better 🙂 )
Please teach me the vulgar expression 😀
Arse over tit 🙂
You are the best! Thanks, Jo 😀
beautiful and great details 🙂
Much obliged, Joshi.
Buildings like these were these people’s life’s work. Everything they had went into the design and erection of these edifices.
You are right, Allan, a phenomenon that can’t be seen today in modern architecture.
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