I'm coming to the end of my writing retreat
and I've decided we need a little more of Florence this week
since that's where I've been in my head.
This little place is preparing for lunch on the famous square,
the Piazza della Signoria,
the entryway to the Uffizi Gallery and
home of the famous statues you see in the background.
That is a reproduction of Michelangelo's David on the left of course,
and on the right is Bandinelli's Hercules and Cacus.
And between them is the entrance to the Palazzo Vecchio (or Old Palace).
Now the Town Hall for Florence
and the home of the Mayor's office and City Council,
it was once the home of Cosimo I before he moved across the Arno River
to the Palazzo Pitti.
That's when Cosimo began calling it the Old Palace.
And speaking of old,
there's one other photo I just have to share:
In case you are wondering what I will look like when I'm aged,
this is it.
Permanently bent over my writing
and possibly sound asleep,
though I cannot guaranty my socks will match anything.
Can you tell I'm getting punchy?!
Until we meet again...
(Photos copyright: Kirsten Steen)