Friday, 20 January 2012

The signs of artistic Florence

{ May 2011 - Florence, Italy } 

Florence is the birthplace of Renaissance. From Renaissance masters Michaelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci*, to fashion designers Roberto Cavalli and Guccio Gucci, many artists had once called Florence home. So, with all the marvelous art that surrounds the Fiorentini, it would not come as a surprise that they are an artistic and creative group. There is just an artistic air in Florence. You just have to see the road signs all around city.


Of course, not all graffitis are encouraged.


And this I love, just because I think the car is cute! There are a lot of small tiny cars on the Italian roads, one smaller than the next, to manoeuvre around the narrow streets. 


Even the city's coat of arms looked cooler than the rest. 


The artistic Florence was mellower than all the other cities that we went to in Italy. It has such rich history with countless masterpieces, and yet the people are friendly and generally relaxed and easy-going. If there is a city that I would choose to live in, Florence would be it.


* Trivia for the day - Michaelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo are the names of the four ninja turtles from the cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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