It’s Been A Year…Entry #52 – A Museum with a View
For those of you that have been following this blog you’ll know that I started this blog as a 52 week project. I wanted to challenge myself to shoot more often and I decided to start a blog and commit to posting a new image once a week. I started blogging using iWeb but quickly realized that it just lacked certain features and controls that I wanted on my site. Enter WordPress…after a lot of research, reading and immersing myself in all things having to do with weblogs I started this site.
The first post on my new WordPress site was on June 2, 2011. Now I’m sure that it’s quite obvious that I’ve been posting more than once a week. Buoyed by an indescribably wonderful photographic community and the many photographers and bloggers that I can now call “friends” this little blog grew every month. 52 weeks and just over 46, 550 hits later I can now say “Happy 1st Anniversary to the Little Blog that Could!”
One of the most wonderful benefits and outcomes of this blog is the wonderful community that I’ve now become a part of. I think I’ve said it before (and I will keep reiterating it) that the individuals in this photographic community are talented and generous with their time, knowledge and feedback, sharing information and tips that benefits not just myself but the whole community. You all foster in me a craving to learn more and be a better photographer. I thank you for that, I thank you for all your visits, comments and “likes” and I thank you for allowing me to be a part of this community.
So for Entry #52 I’ll take you back to Florence, Italy. This is a view of the Ponte Vecchio from the second floor of the Ufizi museum.
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Florence at Sunset
Project 52 – Entry #14
In keeping with the theme of my last post here’s another shot of Florence at sunset taken from Piazzale Michelangelo. I really loved this view of Florence and if you look down the river Arno the first bridge you see on your left is the Ponte Vecchio.
Florence (or Firenza, it’s Italian name) is a city that is wall to wall tourists and in the heat of the summer, 39 Celsius in the shade today, it can get to be a bit much.
Okay now that I got that out of the way (I think I got a bit of heat stroke today) let me start again….
Florence is a city rich in history, art and beauty and regardless of the tourists and the heat of July it’s beauty is unparalleled. Whether your walking through the narrow streets lined with palazzos, museums or small row houses or crossing the Arno river via the Ponte Vecchio it’s a city that will leave you awestruck. Actually had it not been for my husband Alan I think I came close to being run over by a vespa more then once as I was paying more attention to the sights around me instead of focusing on crossing the roads.
This first shot is of the Duomo which is Florence’s masterpiece and took almost 3 centuries to complete. I’ll be posting some other shots of the Duomo once I get home but I didn’t think a post focusing on Florence would be complete without a shot of it.
This is the Ponte Vecchio the old covered bridge that crosses the Arno. Today it’s filled with jewelry stores but looking at it from the outside gives you a bit of a glimpse of how Florentines used to live.