The Artsy No Entry Signs of Florence

Beautiful No Entry signs all over the old part of Florence. Not sure if it is one artist or a few but we saw them everywhere. Here are a few of them – enjoy!

No Entry Pillory
No Entry Pillory

No Entry Fist in the Eye
No Entry Fist in the Eye

No Entry Bird Shit
No Entry Bird Shit

No Entry Open the Lock
No Entry Open the Lock

No Entry Love the No Entry
No Entry Love the No Entry

No Entry Drowning
No Entry Drowning

No Entry Cut the No Entry
No Entry Cut the No Entry

No Entry Gotcha
No Entry Gotcha

No Entry Rock Star
No Entry Rock Star

No Entry Tin of Humans
No Entry Tin of Humans

No Entry Sexy Girl
No Entry Sexy Girl

No Entry Love
No Entry Love

No Entry Strong Man

No Entry Strong Man

No Entry Monster
No Entry Monster

No Entry Saw
No Entry Saw

No Entry Samurai
No Entry Samurai

I found some other ones as well

No Parking HelloNo Parking Hello

No Entry Falling in the HoleNo Entry Falling in the Hole

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A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 10 – Florence 6

The last afternoon in Florence for this trip. We continue where the last Blog Post ended and keep walking over the bridge to look a bit on the other side of the river.

At the end of Piazzale degli Uffizi
At the end of Piazzale degli Uffizi

Benvenuto Cellini's bust
Florentine sculptor and master goldsmith Benvenuto Cellini. It stands on top of a fountain at the famous Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Santa Trinita
Ponte Santa Trinita

Nice details
Nice details

At the Borgo San Iacopo
At the Borgo San Iacopo

Door Bells
Door Bells

Lots of angels round that guy
Lots of angels round that guy

Street Art
Street Art

More Street Art
More Street Art

More lions - big ones!
More lions – big ones!

Over here not too much activity
Over here not too much activity

Enjoy your sports
Enjoy your sports

Ponte Santa Trinita
Ponte Santa Trinita

Chiesa di San Frediano in Cestello

The church was build – like many others – on the site of an older church. Construction started in 1680. The dome and bell tower was added in 1689.

Chiesa di San Frediano in Cestello
Chiesa di San Frediano in Cestello

Maria in the Chiesa di San Frediano in Cestello
Maria in the Chiesa di San Frediano in Cestello

Inside the Chiesa di San Frediano in Cestello
Inside the Chiesa di San Frediano in Cestello

The dome of the Chiesa di San Frediano in Cestello
The dome of the Chiesa di San Frediano in Cestello

Another one
Another one

Quite impressive
Quite impressive

The main dome
The main dome

With the bird all the way up
With the bird all the way up

The blue Maria
The blue Maria

Why do they BBQ this guy?
Why do they BBQ this guy?

You know who she loves!
You know who she loves!

Basilica di Santa Maria del Santo Spirito at the Piazza Santo Spirito
Basilica di Santa Maria del Santo Spirito at the Piazza Santo Spirito

Tower of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Santo Spirito
Tower of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Santo Spirito

Street Art
Street Art

More Street Art
More Street Art

Even more Street Art
Even more Street Art

She can dive!
She can dive!

And he loves her!
And he loves her!

Time to enjoy the Sunset at Piazzale Michelangelo

The Gate of Saint Nicholas
The Gate of Saint Nicholas that we passed today on the way up

He still wonders
He still wonders

View from the Piazzale Michelangelo
View from the Piazzale Michelangelo

The second day our sundowner was a Birra MorettiThe second day our sundowner was a Birra Moretti

View from the Piazzale Michelangelo

Loook at the view
Loook at the view

View from the Piazzale Michelangelo

View from the Piazzale Michelangelo

View from the Piazzale Michelangelo

One night in Austria

View from the breakfast room
View from the breakfast room

On the way back we stayed at Weberhof in Trins. Nice room with a table and chairs and a great view.

View from the hotel in Trins in the morning
View from the hotel in Trins in the morning

Snow mountains - The Alps!
Snow mountains – The Alps!

Location Location Location - Sun in the morning or evening?
Location Location Location – Sun in the morning or evening?

This guy is not a happy camper
This guy is not a happy camper

Nice mountains
Nice mountains

Abandoned house
Abandoned house

More of those
More of those

And more
And more

On the way out of Trins - looking back
On the way out of Trins – looking back

Castle Fernstein
Castle Fernstein

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A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 9 – Florence 5

Let’s continue the walk where we stopped it in Part 8 of the Fall 2017 trip to Florence. We continue to walk the small streets and take a look over the river as well. Follow me, please 🙂

The SS. Annunziata di Firenze at the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata
The Basilica della Santissima Annunziata (or Basilica of the Most Holy Annunciation) at the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

The door of the SS. Annunziata di Firenze
The door of the Basilica

Detail above the door
Detail above the door

Looking down Via dei Servi
Looking down Via dei Servi

Ferdinando I
Ferdinando I

Ospedale degli Innocenti

The Hospital of the Innocents was originally a children’s orphanage. It was built and managed by the “Arte della Seta” or the Silk Guild of Florence.

Detail from the Ospedale degli Innocenti

Detail from the Ospedale degli Innocentii

Detail from the Istituto degli Innocenti

Detail from the Istituto degli Innocenti
The vault of the poccetti

Detail from the Istituto degli Innocenti
Detail from the Istituto degli Innocenti

Back to the street again

At the wall of the Dratorio di San Pierino
At the wall of the Dratorio di San Pierino

A bar at #8 Via Gino Capponi
A bar at #8 Via Gino Capponi

Palazzo Capponi at 26 Via Gino Capponi
Palazzo Capponi at 26 Via Gino Capponi

Another one of those gates: 32 Via Gino Capponi
Another one of those gates: 32 Via Gino Capponi

More Street Art
More Street Art

Tower of the Tempio Chiesa Valdese or the Holy Trinity Church
Tower of the Tempio Chiesa Valdese or the Holy Trinity Church

There you go! Breastfeeding in public! And nipples! Why are Americans so prude :-(
There you go! Breastfeeding in public! And nipples! Why are Americans so prude 🙁

Basilica of Santa Maria Novella
Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

Detail above the door
Detail above the door

The most famous bridge in town: Ponte Vecchio
The most famous bridge in town: Ponte Vecchio

And the not famous at all Ponte Alla Carraia
And the not famous at all Ponte Alla Carraia

An artists sitting on St Trinity Bridge and her piece of the Ponte Vecchio
An artists sitting on St Trinity Bridge and her piece of the Ponte Vecchio.

Street Art
Street Art

On the Ponte Vecchio
On the Ponte Vecchio

Detail from a house at 18 Via Calimala
Detail from a house at 18 Via Calimala

Street Art?
Street Art?

At the Casa dei Cavallereschi
At the Casa dei Cavallereschi

At the Casa dei Cavallereschi
At the Casa dei Cavallereschi

Church and Museum of Orsanmichele

If you wonder about the name – you are right. It is rather long for a church but it is three words in one. The building is first documented in 895 as an oratory in the San Michele monastery. It was surrounded by a vegetable garden a place that the Italians call Orto.
So over the years the place was named Or-San-Michele. The original building was demolished in 1290 and a loggia was built there. It was used to sell grain but soon it became a place of devotion. Even miracles happened here at an image of the Virgin that was painted on a pillar – at last, that is what was said. A fire and a new building later the image of the Virgin was replaced by another image. This time Bernardo Daddi painted the Madonna and Child in 1346. More miracles later the place could no longer be a market and trade building. All the guilds had some tabernacles commissioned that were placed around the building in the wall.

Detail at the Church and Museum of Orsanmichele
Arte dei Maniscalchi (Guild of Blacksmiths) Saint Eligius by Nanni di Banco from 1420

Detail at the Church and Museum of Orsanmichele
Confirmed by what is under his feet – working hard

Inside the Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele
Tabernacle by Andrea Orcagna from 1359. Now you know why he was one of the best! Some say this is THE jewel of Gothic art in Florence.

Maria with Jesus
Madonna by Bernardo Daddi from 1346

Inside the Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele

Inside the Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele

Inside the Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele

Inside the Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele

Inside the Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele

Inside the Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele

Inside the Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele

Inside the Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele

Inside the Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele
The glass in the back shows the Miracle of the sinful abbess, the drowned sacristan and the Last communion with a dying woman. I know it is a bit far…. SORRY!

Società Dantesca Italiana

Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele
Arte dei Cambiatori e Banchieri (Guild of the Money Changers and Lenders) Saint Matthew by Lorenzo Ghiberti from 1423

Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele
Arte dei Beccai (Guild of Butchers) Saint Peter from 1413 by Donatello

Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele
Arte dei Calzaiuoli (Guild of Shoemakers) Saint Philip by Nanni di Banco 1410-1412

Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele
Arte dei Maestri di Pietra e di Legname (Guild of Stone and Wood Masters) The Four Crowned Saints group by Nanni di Banco 1414-1417

Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele
And this is the wood and stone workshop

Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele
Arte dei Corazzai e Spadai (Guild of Armourers and Swordmakers) Saint George by Donatello 1417

Detail
Still busy killing the last dragons

Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele
Arte di Mercanzia (Guild of Merchants Court) Christ and Doubting Thomas by Verrocchio from 1465/66

Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele
Andrea Orgagna a painter, sculptor, and architect – the guy that made the tabernacle inside – remember?

Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele
St. Antonio – rather sad 🙁

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