Faces of Florence

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Florence is a feast for your entire being. It is a festival of sights, sounds and tastes steeped in a big pot of history.
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Try as you surely will, it cannot all be consumed in a visit or two.

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And the pot is stirred each new day.

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Sure the buildings which have remained for centuries may appear unchanged.

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But from il Porcellino at the Loggia Del Mercato Nuovo.

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To the Ponte Vecchio stone arched walkway over the Arno River.

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Your time there will be different because you will be in it.

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Take time to notice the people and enjoy how they help animate these architectural marvels.

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This young man was playing guitar and singing James Taylor’s “You’ve Got A Friend.”

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These accordion players squeezed out a sweet “Roll Out The Barrel” while we were listening. Made me wish I had my polka shoes.

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I was frequently tempted to linger to listen just a bit longer.
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Shopping opportunities are abundant for a range of budgets.

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You can’t leave without a taste of something.

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La Dolche Vita!

About Babs

I'm a narrative sculptor navigating her way through the ever-changing currents in what feels like an art ocean. Whether appreciating the calm rhythm of calls for art and exhibiting, or waiting to catch a big wave of inspiration to take me to the top. I just love being in the water. Formerly a pickle packer, theater major, crisis counselor and occupational therapist with a BA in Communications and a BS in Occupational Therapy, only to discover I've always been an artist. My work grows from a strong connection to people and a passion for discovering the beauty in ordinary things. I sculpt figuratively in clay, utilizing the female form and women’s themes. Frequently my inspiration is drawn from childhood memories and my own short poems. Like each of us as humans every work is uniquely influenced by the past and present and has a narrative.
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7 Responses to Faces of Florence

  1. Wendy C says:

    Barbara, I have been enjoying your wonderful trip through your blog. Florence is a wonderful city of sights, flavors, and beautiful people.Thanks for posting.

  2. This looks like a fantastic trip! The photos are wonderful and you are inspiring me to get over my fear of flying over oceans!

  3. Afterglow says:

    Omg, it’s beautiful! I want to see Florence one day!

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