Posted by: debrakolkka | October 18, 2011

Faces in Florence

It was a beautiful autumn day in Florence on Monday. It was cold, but the sun was shining and the city was still full of tourists.
Wherever I went I saw fascinating faces.

20111015-070637.jpg
A very famous face

20111018-085438.jpg

Neptune in Piazza Signoria

20111018-085558.jpg

20111015-070758.jpg

These 2 were on Neptune’s fountain

20111018-085731.jpg

The lovely little Cupid in Palazzo Vecchio

20111018-085829.jpg

This worried face was on a pillar in Palazzo Vecchio

20111018-085919.jpg

On the Ponte Vecchio

20111018-085956.jpg

Also on Ponte Vecchio

20111018-090057.jpg

Fishy faces in a restaurant by the Arno

20111018-090138.jpg

Someone’s lunch

20111018-090231.jpg

20111018-090257.jpg

20111018-090313.jpg

These were on the facade of the magnificent Duomo

20111018-090357.jpg

20111018-090411.jpg

In the window at Zara

20111018-090447.jpg

20111018-090505.jpg

20111018-090522.jpg

In Prada’s window in Via Tornabuone

Click here to see faces in Rome and here for some fabulous faces in Naples.


Responses

  1. I love the one of Neptune in Piazza Signoria… gorgeous sculpture.

    Like

  2. Great photos! Florence is full of great faces, but my favourite one is located at the Uffizzi Gallery:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portrait_of_Eleanor_of_Toledo
    A most interesting and powerful lady and a beautiful woman in a magnificent dress. The painting by Bronzino is exquisite.

    Like

    • She is beautiful. When the crowds have gone I will go to the Uffizzi again to see her.

      Like

  3. Wonderful post. Was there for a week last year and can’t wait to get back.

    Like

    • I am lucky that I can visit Florence often. I love to wander with nothing particular in mind.

      Like

  4. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your post. Your photos are wonderful.

    Like

    • Thank you. I love Florence, there is a never ending list of things to see.

      Like

  5. Nice post. The orange roughy looks a little surprised to be included.

    Like

    • He has such a lovely face, how could I not include him.

      Like

  6. Magnificent. Don’t like where they put the seam on the Prada dummy heads, though. It could’ve been hidden.

    Like

    • I thought the window was very clever. I didn’t even notice the seam.

      Like

  7. Great take on a very classic city. Thanks!

    Like

    • Florence is indeed fabulous. I am lucky to be close enough to go often.

      Like

  8. Florence gives good face indeed! And I like how you included the fish! 🙂

    Like

  9. I love the way you choose themes for your photo shoots, Deb. At first, I thought you would be taking real Florentine faces in the streets. But it;s still interesting to observe the close-ups of ‘famous’ faces including the perpetual Neptune! I wonder if the sartyr was sculpted after an unpopular public figure at that time? For instance, Goya did a painting once of the Devil who looked like someone in the royal court. The subject was not amused but the King laughed at the resemblance!

    Like

    • I actually know somebody who looks a lot like one of those satrys. I’m sure he was the model.

      Like

  10. Beautiful. Your fish looks like a painting. Amazing.

    Like

  11. Gosh, Deb, do you realize how brilliantly moving this post is? This should be Freshly Pressed! Stunning, my friend!
    Kathy

    Like

    • Thank you. I love Florence and love nothing more than walking her streets.

      Like

  12. I am in Ponte a Serraglio as we speak (or write!) having a coffee in bar Italia and at last able to access the internet. I am here until Saturday so have decided that I really must go to Florence – taking your advice and going on the bus. I just hope the weather is kind to me, a mac and a brolly will have to come along too. I am sure the sights in Florence will outweigh the gloomy weather if the sun does not shime….
    Hopefully catch up with you sometime.

    Jan

    Like

    • I was at the bar this morning too. We must have just missed each other. I am going to Napoli tomorrow for a few days. Perhpaps I will see you next time.

      Like

      • How lovely – I’m sure Napoli will be wonderfull, how lucky you are. Enjoy.

        Like

  13. Such a variety of faces! I really like the fish shots, and the gorgeous manikins in the windows… such a contrast to the classical sculpture.

    Like

  14. I couldn’t figure out how to post multiple pictures from my flickr so here is the link:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/68713578@N07/

    Thanks for stopping by : )

    Like

  15. Once again I am in awe over your talent with photography. These pictures are beyond stunning!

    Like

    • Thank you. I saw fabulous faces everywhere that day.

      Like

  16. ohh, im having good memories of Florence. I wanna go back!!!!!!

    Like

  17. Dear Debra, you created a wonderful post with different faces in Florence! How standing so impressive… I felt myself in a gallery, a photography exhibition with all these photographs; time of art hits… I loved it so much. Thank you, with my love, nia

    Like

  18. I love the faces! I also adore Florence. It is one of my favorite places in Italy. Plus the nearby vineyards are a delight for someone like me who loves wine so much.

    Like

  19. […] here to see faces in Florence. GA_googleAddAttr("AdOpt", "1"); GA_googleAddAttr("Origin", "other"); […]

    Like

  20. […] here to see faces in Rome and here for faces in Florence. Share this:ShareEmailPrintFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this […]

    Like

  21. […] here for faces in Rome and here for faces in Naples and here for faces in Florence. Share this:ShareEmailPrintFacebookLike this:Like5 bloggers like this […]

    Like

  22. […] here to see faces in Naples, here for Florence, here for Rome and here for Venice. Share this:ShareEmailPrintFacebookLike […]

    Like

  23. […] For more faces click here, here and here. […]

    Like

  24. […] more faces in Venice, Naples, Florence and […]

    Like

  25. How fabulous! I went to Florence back in 1992 and your photos brought back some fabulous memories.

    Like


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories