Monday, June 18, 2012
Quintessential Florence, Part 2
(Above) I'm not sure which is more Florentine, the color or the worn pietra forte stone tabernacle bearing a family's coat-of-arms. This piece comes from Via C. Battisti, near Santissima Annunziata.
Commemorative plaques dot the city's architecture marking the level to which the Arno rose during the devastating flood of 1966. (For art lovers, this is the flood that irreparably damaged Cimabue's great Crucifix). This plaque. which is about 3 feet off the ground comes from the facade of Santissima Annunziata, a good 15 minute walk from the Arno.
The delightfully odd coconut fountains near the train station, which remind me I'm back in Florence. (And, no, I have never had a piece, nor been tempted to do so.)