Monday, March 14, 2011. Firenze. I spent the entire day walking through the city, beginning at the hotel which is in city center north. For most of the week the weather was uncharacteristically rainy for Firenze, though there were a few hours of sunshine on the 14th. Crossed the Arno to the Oltrarno (across the Arno) and climbed the hillside to the plateau that overlooks the town and then onto the church of San Miniato al Monte. I was rewarded with a few good images – the woman in the orange sweater, statues in front of the church and on the way down the hillside I was able to capture the Duomo in sunlight.
The shoemaker was one of the first shots I took – not far from the hotel. He saw that I had a camera and walked out from behind his counter. We smiled at one another and I shot about 10 frames. This shot is outside his shop…obviously proud of his product.
All images: © Photo: Ronald L. Glassman
The top of the hill overlooking the city is a tourist spot – lots of people posing with the city in the bg. I took this shot rather quickly and it’s the only image that I have of the woman. I wanted to take more, but she was was gone. I think the look is very Italian/fashion statement – without trying.