Italy 2019 Florence Part III

Corner Doors, Cappelle Medicee (Medici Chapel), Piazza di San Lorenzo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Street Sign, Via del Giglio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Fortezza di San Giovanni Battista, viale Filippo Strozzi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Fortezza da Basso is a fort inserted in the fourteenth century walls of Florence. Its official name is the Fortress of Saint John the Baptist. It opened in 1537.


Fontana Della Fortezza Da Basso, viale Filippo Strozzi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Lamps, Fontana Della Fortezza Da Basso, viale Filippo Strozzi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Trams, viale Filippo Strozzi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Largo Martiri delle Foibe”, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Pillar Lamp, Hotel La Fortezza, viale Giovanni Milton, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Russian Orthodox Church of the Nativity, Via Leone, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Portico, Piazza della Libertà, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Triumphal Arch of the Lorraine, Piazza della Libertà, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Northernmost point of the historic centre of Florence.. erected between 1737-1739.


Porta San Gallo, Piazza della Libertà, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

This was once the main northern gate of the city.


Fresco, Porta San Gallo, Piazza della Libertà, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Street Lamp, Piazza della Libertà, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Drinking Fountain, Porta San Gallo, Piazza della Libertà, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Stone Carving, Chiesa Santa Lucia dè Magnoli, Via de’ Bardi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy


Religious Shrine, Via Nazionale, Florence, Tuscany, Italy



Italy 2019 Florence Statuary

Tomb of Lorenzo de’ Medici, Cappelle Medicee, Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Statue, Mercato del Porcellino, Via Calimala, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

David (replica) & Hercules and Cacus, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Fontana del Nettuno, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

‘Judith and Holofernes’ by Donatello, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Doorside Statue, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Equestrian Monument of Cosimo I, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Monument to Benvenuto Cellini 1500-1571, Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Water Fountain, Borgo San Jacopo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Statue of Cosimo Ridolfo 1794-1865, Piazza San Spirito, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Francesco Redi 1626-1697 – Anatomist

Farinata degli Uberti 1212-1264 – Aristocrat and Military Leader

Pier Capponi 1447-1496 – Statesman

Giovanni delle Bande Nere 1498-1526 – Mercenary Military Captain of the Pope

Francesco Ferruccio 1489-1530 – Military Captain

Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519 – Artist & Inventor

Giotto di Bondone 1267-1337 – Painter

Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi (Donatello) 1386-1466 – Sculptor

Leon Battista Alberti 1404-1472 – Architect

Benvenuto Cellini 1500-1571 – Artist

Guido Aretino c. 991-1033 – Musical Theorist

Accorso da Bagnolo c. 1182-1263 – Jurist

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni 1475-1564 (Michelangelo) – Artist

Antoninus of Florence 1389-1459 – Theologian

Dante Alighieri c. 1265-1321 – Poet

Francesco Petrarca 1304-1374 – Poet

Andrea Cesalpino 1519-1603 – Physiologist

Paolo Mascagni 1755-1815 – Anatomist

Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de’ Galilei (Galileo Galilei) 1564-1642 – Astronomer &

Pier Antonio Micheli 1679-1737 – Botanist

Francesco Guicciardini 1483-1540 – Historian &

Amerigo Vespucci 1454-1512 – Cartographer

All of these are in Piazzale degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy



Italy 2019 Florence Part II

Water Fountain, Via del Canto dei Nelli, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Polizia, Via de’ Vecchietti, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Scooters, Via de’ Cerretani, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

View to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Via dei Pecori, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Bin with City Emblem, Via de’ Vecchietti, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Via degli Strozzi through to Piazza della Repubblica, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

City Policeman, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Sculpture, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

“Generali”, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

“Carabinieri” Car, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

City Policewoman, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

City Emblem, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Fountain, Cnr Via Dei Leoni, Via dei Neri, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Piazzale degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

On Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Across River Arno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Ponte Santa Trinita, River Arno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Closed Shopping Stalls, Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Old Stone Carving, Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Religious Icon, Via de’ Guicciardini, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Shop Arcade, Via de’ Guicciardini, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Old Stone Wall, Piazza de’ Pitti, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Street Lamp, Piazza de’ Pitti, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Colonna di San Felice, Battle of Marciano 1551, Piazza San Felice, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

War Memorial 1915-1918, Piazza San Felice, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Old Stone Benches, Piazza Santo Spirito, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Via Maffia, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Scuola dell’Infanzia Fioretta Mazzei (Nursery School), Piazza del Carmine, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine (Church), Piazza del Carmine, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Steps of Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine (Church), Piazza del Carmine, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Piazza del Carmine, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Ponte alla Carraia, River Arno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

View from Ponte alla Carraia to Ponto Santa Trinata & Ponte Vecchio, River Arno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Abandoned Bicycle, Via del Moro, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Street Sign, Via Chiasso degli Armati, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Restaurant, Via del Giglio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Ristorante Lorenzo De’ Medici, Via del Giglio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 



Ferro da Facciata of Bologna & Florence

A ferro (plural ferri) or ferro da facciata is an item of functional wrought-iron work on the façade of an Italian building. Ferri are a common feature of Medieval and Renaissance architecture in Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. They are of three main types: ferri da cavallo have a ring for tethering horses, and are set at about 1.5 metres from the ground; holders for standards and torches are placed higher on the façade and on the corners of the building; arpioni have a cup-shaped hook or hooks to support cloth for shade or to be dried, and are set near balconies.

In Florence, ferri da cavallo and arpioni were often made to resemble the head of a lion, the symbolic marzocco of the Republic of Florence. Later, cats, dragons, horses and fantastic animals were also represented.

(Wikipedia)




Italy 2019 Florence Part I


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The beginning of our time in Italy starts with Florence

Mont Blanc, French Italian Border, Europe

 

Doors of Florence

 

Street Markets, Via dell’Ariento, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Fire Hydrant, via Chiara, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Piazza del Mercato, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Religious Shrine, Via Nazionale, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Sagrestia Nuova (New Sacristy) & Cappelle Medicee (Medici Chapel), Piazza di San Lorenzo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Sacristy Built by Michaelangelo in 1534

 

Via del Canto dei Nelli, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Piazza di San Lorenzo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Opera Medicea Laurenziana, Piazza di San Lorenzo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Monumento a Giovanni delle Bande Nere, Piazza di San Lorenzo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Borgovino Wine Store, Borgo San Lorenzo, 7, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Borgo San Lorenzo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Battistero di San Giovanni (The Baptistery of St. John), Piazza San Giovanni, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

 

Medici Chapel, Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, Florence, Tuscany, Italy



Greece 2019 Part XV


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The final post from our Greek sojourn – next up will be Florence, Italy


Waterfront, Koróni, Greece

 

Koróni Castle, Koróni, Greece

 

Bollards, Waterfront, Koróni, Greece

 

Doors of Koróni, Greece

 

Laneways, Alleys & Streets of Koróni, Greece

 

Kamares Cafe Bar, Koróni, Greece

 

Memorial, Karapavlou, Koróni, Greece

 

Derelict Building, Koróni, Greece

 

Rachel Bakery, Koróni, Greece


The Corinth Canal

The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth in the Ionian Sea with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, arguably making the peninsula an island. The canal was dug through the isthmus at sea level and has no locks. The canal consists of a single channel 8 metres (26 ft) deep, excavated at sea level (thus requiring no locks), measuring 6,343 metres (20,810 ft) long by 24.6 metres (81 ft) wide at sea level and 21.3 metres (70 ft) wide at the bottom. The rock walls, which rise 90 metres (300 ft) above sea level, are at a near-vertical 80° angle. The canal is crossed by a railway line, a road and a motorway at a height of about 45 metres (148 ft). In 1988 submersible bridges were installed at sea level at each end of the canal, by the eastern harbour of Isthmia and the western harbour of Poseidonia.

Although the canal saves the 700-kilometre (430 mi) journey around the Peloponnese, it is too narrow for modern ocean freighters, as it can accommodate ships only of a width up to 17.6 metres (58 ft) and draft up to 7.3 metres (24 ft). In October 2019, with over 900 passengers on board, a 22.5 metres (74 ft) wide and 195 metres (640 ft) long, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines cruise ship successfully traversed the canal to set a new record for longest ship to pass through the canal. Ships can pass through the canal only one convoy at a time on a one-way system. Larger ships have to be towed by tugs. The canal is currently used mainly by tourist ships; around 11,000 ships per year travel through the waterway.

Submersible Bridge (Isthmia Bridge), Corinth Canal, Isthmus of Corinth, Greece

 

Corinth Canal

 

Art Installation, Palea EO Athinon Korinthou, Isthmia, Greece

 

Bungee Jumper Corinth Canal Old Bridge, Isthmia, Greece

 

Garden Gate, Petrou Papasideri, Markopoulo Mesogaias, Athens, Greece