First off I’d like to say that I wish I could offer you a cogent, meaningful post that attempts to make sense of what is going on in the world right now. Unfortunately, I can’t make sense of it. I am at a loss. And in addition to these great big problems and horrible attacks, working day-to-day in social services is really ugly. I feel like all I can do right now is continue to try fill the spaces around me and the people I touch with laughter, beauty, music, information and contemplation. This is the best I can offer you.
So today, let’s look at some pretty pictures!!!
As always, I am all over the place with projects and only JUST finished editing my photos from our trip to Florence nearly a year ago (whoops!). Since I already regaled you with tales of poor B’s food poisoning and how everyone hated us there, I thought it only right that I now honour (in uncustomary semi-seriousness) the beautiful landscape of Italy through a bit o’ photography.
So we went the Airbnb route and stayed in this awesome flat in a suuuuuuuuuper old building right on the little Piazza Santo Spirito. Our nice host, Leonardo, left us a bottle of delicious red wine that I promptly downed with a 5€ pizza upon arrival.
We loved the location and all the handy restaurants and cafes nearby (but I’ve already covered the food so I’ll move on!).
We did a lot of walking and encountered a fair few animals along the way. I obviously freaked out about the cat in the Boboli Gardens for an inappropriate amount of time.
What other kinds of creatures did we find? Hmmmm well, I photo-crashed a couple of weddings!
That second bride and groom are, of course, in front of the Duomo–which is not hideous. In fact, it’s really really good looking and no photos did it justice.
Ummmm and then we hit up Santa Croce, which was also NOT UGLY.
Of course, the river and the Ponte Vecchio were also lookers and deserved a few shots….
What else did we get up to? Obviously, being me and B, we enjoyed a lot of wonderful art at the Uffizi…
….and at the Pitti Palace….
… and in the Boboli Gardens….
… and on the street!!!
We even made a few friends (frienemies) along the way.
And lastly, we climbed for a not-too-shabby view from the top…
Phewwwwwww. Somehow, I managed to take even more photos than the ones featured here, but I think you’ve had quite enough for one day. I’m not sure whether I’ll see you next week as we are off to Lisbon (where I’m sure I will once again get trigger happy with the camera). In the meantime, I hope we can all keep trying to find beauty amidst the ugliness.
xWG // @dazeandweekes // @weekes