It has been one of those years in which, if I didn't have any photographs,…
A man poles his way up the River Arno just outside the Uffizi Gallery, one of the very first modern museums, open to the public since 1765.
At 150 miles long, the river Arno originates up in the Apennines at Mt. Falterona. It passes through Florence, Empoli and Pisa
and empties into the Ligurian Sea across from the island of Elba. Here in Florence it is, for the moment at least, so calm that it is like a mirror most of the day.
I spent yesterday just walking around the city. I literally walked about 25 miles yesterday. Today I went south by bus to Siena to meet my friend Alessandro to talk over some plans we’ve been working on for next summer.
My time here is limited since tomorrow I will be off with the DaVinci folks for a jam packed week of food and wine. So, I wanted to see as much of the city as I could handle.