Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Florens 2012 Culture Week Florence Italy


Cari Amici (Dear Friends),

Here are a few more images of Firenze during this celebration of culture called Florens 2012.

I went to see my friend Alessandro again this evening and he said that yesterday, Sunday, was very beautiful because there were TONS of children out climbing all over the marble chunks. He thinks that if children enjoy art, it is a success. [Unfortunately for those who like my photos, I had decided to stay home and work all day alone.] Also, In Piazza del Duomo there are bunches of apparently centuries-old olive trees making the Baptistry look more like the Garden of Eden (ok, a slight exaggeration). Inside there are three sculptures of Jesus Christ on the cross. Each of the three crucifixes were sculpted by one of the great Florentine Renaissance Masters Michelangelo, Donatello and Filippo Brunelleschi, borrowed from their homes in the churches of Santo Spirito, Santa Maria Novella, and Santa Croce. They, as well as the olive trees and marble cross installation, will be in exhibit through 11 November.

In one of the images here of a little girl sitting in the “O” you will see a roughly drawn red circle. That was once my bedroom window. I really enjoyed living there and seeing all of the changing life in the piazza.

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