Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Lake of Lettuce

I found this exquisite  pond (one of a matching pair) in the back garden of La Specola. It was alive with frogs which were hard wired to dive to safety every time I tried to get a photo! I’ve always … Continue reading

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Sermons in Stones

“And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. I would not change it.”  As You Like It, Shakespeare I understand that  Duke Senior was … Continue reading

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You Can Ring My Bell

  How to get someone’s attention? In the Pitti Palace there is this huge bell hanging in the courtyard. But the back streets of Florence are narrow, multi-layered and labyrinthine; a more mundane method is required. Sometimes it seems that … Continue reading

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