florence

The Descent of Christ Into Limbo

What is it they say? “I don’t know what art I like; but I know it when I see it.” I was captivated by this golden, glowing painting in the Santa Croce church of Florence when we visited in 2011. I don’t know whether it was the depth of detail in the painting, the tremendously‚Ķ (Read More)

The Blue Hour

The time between sunset and complete darkness is known in photographic circles as “the blue hour”.

Ponte Vecchio, Florence

This medieval bridge in Florence, rebuilt in 1345, is the only one remaining which is lined on both sides by shops. Originally hosting butcher shops, the bridge has been populated by jewellers and goldsmiths since the late sixteenth century. The bridge is the only one in Florence to have survived the Second World War: on… (Read More)

Video preview image for Street musician, Florence, Italy

Street musician, Florence, Italy

I am enjoying the video capabilities of my Nikon, particularly to capture “moving photographs” such as this one. Filmed during our summer holiday in Florence, Italy, whilst we ate mint choc chip ice cream and enjoyed the music.

Ponte Vecchio

A gem from the couple of hundred 35mm frames I’ve scanned today: the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, Italy.

Duomo from the Campanile, Florence

We are small and there is so much to see, that we should get on with it and not let smaller things than us get in the way.