Amazing design is everywhere in this fine city, from buildings to manhole covers. Thanks to the folks at the Museum of Natural History, though, I have been able to explore design of a different kind – that of the natural world.
Back home I explore the natural world in the rocks and fossils around me, the mushrooms (lately), plants, etc. But here I’ve had the most fortunate experience of exploring some of the museum’s aged and treasured collections.
And next, a contemporary sea urchin in close-up.
Next, from the Reptile collection is a detail of a chameleon.
…followed by a beetle…
…and ending with butterflies.
I could go on and on with wonders from the museum but I must continue with some of the sights in the streets.
Seems like turning every corner in Florence brings you to interesting and unusual street art. I hope you like some of these examples.
And, finally, after walking and walking and walking (this city is all about walking) a relaxing break in a local park provided me with this view. Gray, moody skies dominate Florence this time of year (always so much more interesting for shooting, I think).
Thanks for the visit.