Fiat Lux.

It looks like I still have more  to say about Florence. This time I’m thinking about chandeliers.

Like these two delicious confections from the Porcelain Museum in the Boboli Gardens.

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It amuses me that they both have wonky not to say defective light bulbs despite their swanky abode! It seems appropriate to give the view from the window of this room; a veritable Tuscan paradise.

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But I found a rich source of chandeliers and chandelier spare parts in the homelier environs of the Sant’Ambrogio flea market.

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Not such salubrious surroundings!

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Indeed, this fellow in the red shirt looks positively shocked by the juxtaposition of chandelier and rusty old garden table.

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Perhaps this one doesn’t strictly count as a chandelier, but I like the fish scale effect.

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And this one reminds me of the collected hooves of some glass herd of deer.

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There was an infinite variety; how I wish I could have  brought one (or two) home with me. And there was no shortage of spare parts!

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Some of them look almost like a  type of delicate armour or ice sculpture.

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And others resemble delicious sweets or even parts of a bouquet.

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Glacier mints?

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Coffee and peppermint.

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Actually the above look a bit like something I was once given as a laxative when I was about to give birth.

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Are those frozen peas in the background?

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Good enough (mostly) to eat!

 

I’ve been wanting to work in glass for ages; and  a ceramic chandelier would be possible if the frame were sturdy enough, I think.

Let there be light indeed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About pennimania

Artist, entomologist, grumbler.
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