The Girl Next Door

Florence is one of the most captivating cities I have ever seen.   For me it was love at first sight.  Absolutely stunning from every angle.  Saturated with ancient history and surrounded with Renaissance architecture. 


No wonder this city was named Firenze.  It blossoms with unpretentious beauty.  Florence is like the girl next door; wholesome, unspoiled, but incredibly seductive.  I could keep trying to describe its essence but like most times a picture is worth a thousand words.


Street Painter in Piazzale Michelangelo painting the girl next door

Street Painter in Piazzale Michelangelo


Italian leather purses in Florence

Italian leather purses in Florence


Bicicle with a Basket leaning against a wall in the streets of Florence

Bicycle with a Basket


Statue of David by Michelangelo in black and white

David by Michelangelo


florence piazza della signoria

Piazza del Duomo – Florence, Italy


People walking in the streets of Florence, Italy

The streets of Florence.


Antique Carousel of the Picci Family

Antique Carousel of the Picci Family


Street artists expressing themselves

Street artists collaborating with each other

4 Responses to The Girl Next Door

  1. Nice photos! I feel like I am in Italy looking at them. In fact I am on my way to Colombia today!

    cindamackinnon June 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM Reply
    • Thank you Cinda. Have a safe and fun trip in Colombia. I look forward to reading a blog on your trip once you’re back.

      I Will Travel June 3, 2013 at 1:07 AM Reply
  2. I love the black and white and the bike shots. They both have a lot of character.

    mikemcmurray June 18, 2013 at 4:22 PM Reply
    • Thanks for the compliment Mike.

      I Will Travel June 18, 2013 at 4:32 PM Reply

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