December 07, 2003

Florence Photos

While in Italy, Ray and I went to Florence for a couple of days. It rained the whole time, which was actually not bad. No lines, pretty nighttime photography, the feeling that we were in kind of a real city, rather than a real city that's become a cartoon version of itself (which it, of course, has, though not as much as Venice where there are companies that will partially chip the plaster off of old buildings to make them look age-worn). Here are some pictures.

First, things that were outside.
Now, inside.
Between the shells of Brunelleschi's Duomo dome
Proposals for fascade designs for the church. There were several hundred proposals over several hundred years before the Church settled on one in the 19th century. Tough client.
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