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... of mary. Real women and not an angel
Facade is regarded an icon of the florentine renaionce.
Counter fascade botticellis nativity sandro 1476 - 1478
Main chapelGiovanni tornabuoni. Took the opportunity to glorify himself his family and his city. The mary features members of the tour family as characters
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stories of st john and
Chapel deficated to St luke ...
... both in architecture and history. It was also very special to come here.. Considering my late grandad Jim walked into Florence during the Second World War and helped to liberate it - with the kiwis and the South Africans. Florence is beautiful with its cobbled streets and Arno river twisting its way through. We were lucky to pick up an awesome three bedroom apartment the river and on of the bridges. The walk into ...
... has no reason to be mesmerised by a Madonna and child or crucifix inside a church. I have been to many museums around the world and seen 'great' artworks with no second thoughts. I have stepped into well over 100 churches and walked away uninspired. Yet here I am, about to leave Florence and as if she were a summer romance, I wonder if I will ever see her again.
It leaves me questioning what it is about Florence that has brought me under her spell. I ...
... I think I'm discovering why most people aren't overweight, no seats and not much assistance on local transport for those with bags!
We're whizzing through the Italian countryside at the moment, the rustic houses with their tiled roof sagging here and there reek of age and history. Occasionally, newer versions appear true to the architectural type. I tried to get some photos but at 280 km/h it's a tad ...
... several museums), since we had no desire to be inside on such a lovely afternoon. Instead, we wandered back down to the southern shore of the Arno and up the long, steep stariway that climbs to the Piazzale Michelangelo. Perched atop a hill on the southeastern edge of the city, this grand piazza provides breathtaking views of Florence. After a brief rest (and several photos), we climbed back down the hill and cross the Arno to watch the sunset.