Florence in Words and Pictures

A Tale of Florence, in Words and Pictures 1

Andrea Ponsi

Duomo

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Andrea Ponsi

Duomo

One summer about 10 years ago, I found myself in the unusual position of staying at home in Florence for the month of August. During that month the city, except for its main tourist arteries, is a radically different place from its usual self. Essentially, it is deserted. Because the streets are free of noisy traffic and most of the shops are closed, one is presented with the ideal opportunity to experience Florence and its architecture in a relaxed and contemplative way.

I have long