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Doors, Windows, Gates of Florence Part IV




























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



Doors, Windows, Gates of Florence Part III



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)




Doors, Windows, Gates of Florence Part II



Doors, Windows, Gates of Florence Part I

I find doors and windows to be quite fascinating and many fine examples are available in the old cities.

 



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



Triptychs

I decided to try my hand at something different….. this is the result!

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Fimiston Open Pit, Fimiston, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia

The pit is oblong in plan view and is approximately 3.5 kilometres long, 1.5 kilometres wide and over 600 metres deep. Until 2016 it was Australia’s largest open cut gold mine now surpassed by Newmont’s Boddington gold mine also in Western Australia.

“The Swilkie”, Pentland Firth, Orkney Islands, Scotland UK

‘The Swilkie’ is the most dangerous whirlpool in the Pentland Firth. It is occasioned by the meeting of four or five contrary tides. According to Icelandic legend, the Swilkie is the place where the salt which maintains the saltiness of the oceans is ground in a giant quern, stolen from King Frodi by a sea-king named Mysing. When Mysing’s longship sank off Stroma under the weight of it, he still continued to grind away with it 15 fathoms down and to this day the sea can still be heard roaring through it.

‘The Swilkie” is off the northern coast of the Island of Stroma.

Bungee Jumper, Korintos Isthmus Bridge, Corinth Canal, Loutraki, Greece

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

The bridge at the Isthmia end of the canal submerges into the water to allow ships to enter or leave the canal.

Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece

The unit we stayed in for a few days is in the foreground – the first half-wall in the top right square.

Stadium, Ithoni, Ancient Messene, Greece

View Across Messian Gulf, Koroni, Greece

This is the view from the house where we stayed.

Panorama, Via del Voltone, San Marino, San Marino

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, London, England UK