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After close to three weeks in Rome in the summer of 1969 I proceeded by train to Florence, where I spent some 10-11 days. It was already then a city full of tourists, but I am sure there have been several times more foreign visitors in recent years. But it's easy to understand why so many come here. It's a city incredibly full of the most fantastic art and architecture, possibly holding a world record for first class art treasures per square km.

Lacking a diary from that early journey I had to do some research to recall what my photos show. I discovered that today's main photo was taken from the famous Ponte Vecchio (Old bridge), looking east towards Ponte alle Grazie. It was built after WW2, when a medieval bridge in the same place had been destroyed. Looking at fresh photos I see that there must have been some restoration done since 1969.

The 14th century tower in the distance is called Porta San Niccol, formerly part of the city's medieval defence wall.

I took a number of photos in the museums and churches of Florence, but they are not very good and of no interest to me to show here. In the WS you can see the exterior of a Renaissance building.

Both photos were scanned from Agfacolor CT18 slides. I am fully aware of their low technical quality.

The second WS was posted by Luciano (lousat). It shows him at the age of five on a visit to Florence at about the same time that I was there.

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  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12550 W: 572 N: 24059] (102732)
  • Genre: 风景
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 1969-07-00
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-12-28 0:27
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