Category Archives: Boboli Personality

The Grapes of Wrath

On one of my forays along the Arno I came across a creeper that was covered with what I described to myself as “lumpy leaves’. So lumpy in fact, that at first I thought they were berries. On closer examination … Continue reading

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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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A Heap of Candied Apple, Quince, and Plum, and Gourd; with Jellies Soother than the Creamy Curd

I’m aware of the fact that it’s more than slightly cliched to post pictures of autumnal bounty, but I’m afraid that sometimes it is inescapable. Especially when you find stunning seed pods like these. This is the seed pod of … Continue reading

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Like Nectar Pure, Perpetual Waters thro’ the Grotto Glide

There are an awful lot of grottos in Florence, which reminds me of a song I can’t put a name to. However……a grotto is a small picturesque cave, especially an artificial one in a park or garden. Like this one designed  by … Continue reading

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Enigma Variations

It’s strange how when you are wandering round a new place you notice things that perhaps wouldn’t grab your attention at home. In Florence, I kept noticing marks on the road and little heaps of rubble that I could not … Continue reading

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The Nautilus Cup

This drawing is an illustration from my third positioning paper. I had been exploring notions of greed or pleionexia in Dutch pronkstilleven painting from the Seventeenth century. I have already mentioned that there is a disturbing under current which runs below the surface of … Continue reading

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