Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Florence

I'm finally back! The craft show went well--almost too well! With less than three weeks before the three other shows I have, I am going to be pretty busy. But, as promised,

I take you now to Florence. Florence is the capital of Tuscany which is considered the birthplace of the Renassiance movement. It is rich in architecture, paintings & sculpture.


Here is a view of the city of Florence, Italy from the Michaelangelo lookout. The color of the bricks used in the building has changed as has the style.



On our walking tour of te city we saw a marble cathedral made from 3 colors of marble-rose,white & green. It is meant to represent the Holy Trinity-The Father, Son & Holy Spirit for anyone out there not familiar.



We also visited Signoria Square where there was a copy of Michelangelo's statue of David. It was done by one of his students. The real one is housed in The Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Florence. Also in Signoria Square was a statue of Hercules holding the head of Medusa. Everywhere one looked in this square there were more and more statues. The Medici's intended it as an outdoor museum.

Next we visited Santa Croce Square & Basilica. This is the largest Franciscian Church in the world. It is also the final resting place of many notables, such as, Michelangelo, Rossini, Galileo, Marconi, & Fermi. There were a dozen or so chapels inside as well.

Michelangelo's tomb.

Galileo's tomb.

Hope you enjoyed the visit to Florence. Next we are moving on to another famous Tuscan city, Pisa! See you there!

2 comments:

Steph said...

Glad the show went well! Love the photos.

Neva said...

What great photos!