Rita Crane Photography: Italy / Florence / Duomo / umbrellas / rain / reflection / people / cathedral / Santa Maria dei Fiori / architecture / Campanile di Giotto / rain / tourists / Firenze

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    Posting this for my Flickr contacts who haven't seen it before. I think i'm missing Europe and starting to think about returning. ;0)

    DESCRIPTION: On my last evening in Florence I stood around for over an hour quietly observing the scene in front of the Duomo (Santa Maria dei Fiori) and the Campanile di Giotto (the massive bell tower whose base you see here). Clusters of visitors moved about these impressive buildings, scurrying by in the rain. They came from all directions converging on the cathedral in small and large groups. I was standing on top of a bench to get a good point of view ....when all of a sudden a tour emerged from around the corner and was moving quickly in the rain towards the entrance of the cathedral!! My prayers for a red umbrella to show up were answered at last, and for whatever reason, this group was moving in a regular pattern - in pairs and threesomes, like ducks in a row - that echoed the marble inlay designs in a whimsical way. Never was I so happy to see a group of tourists! I felt like running over to thank them!! :o)

    Some excellent information about Giotto, one of my favorite artists of the early Renaissance.....at this link at Wikipedia....where it explains his involvement with this tower, and his beautiful frescos.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giotto_di_Bondone

    [Giotto di Bondone (Colle di Vespignano, near Florence 1267 – January 8, Florence 1337), better known simply as Giotto, was a Florentine painter and architect. He is generally considered the first in a line of great artists who contributed to and developed the Italian Renaissance.]

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    1. Jackan! 49 months ago | reply

      My all time favorite shot of yours.

    2. Davide Cherubini 48 months ago | reply

      Queueing in the rain! So beautiful image!

    3. Sylvaine Séré de Rivières 48 months ago | reply

      This a great of square - art
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    4. peltier patrick 48 months ago | reply

      This a great of square - art
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    5. archifra -francesco de vincenzi- 48 months ago | reply

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    6. DeStefano Daniele (OFF-OFF-on) 48 months ago | reply

      - Excellent work!
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    7. DeStefano Daniele (OFF-OFF-on) 48 months ago | reply

      Fascinating angle of view. great !!!
      Complimenti Rita

    8. fifich@t / Françoise * away * 48 months ago | reply

      Je la revois avec tant de plaisir !
      Bonne journée !

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    9. Nancy D. Regan 48 months ago | reply

      This a great of square - art
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    10. Runar F 48 months ago | reply

      Great candid shot!

    11. flickrgao 48 months ago | reply

      Excellent work of photographic art. I love it.

    12. Bluesrose 48 months ago | reply

      beautiful rain series!

    13. John_Phillips 47 months ago | reply

      Patience surely has it's rewards. An outstanding image!

    14. nalo.soul 47 months ago | reply

      Marvelous !!

    15. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

      Nicely composed and shot

    16. ilsebatten 45 months ago | reply

      What a wonderful juxtaposition between the hard decorative building elements and the round utilitarian umbrellas and people put into scale against the grandeur of the building

    17. VERUSHKA4 44 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture! amazing beautiful photo!

    18. Jackan! 28 months ago | reply

      "I often painted fragments of things because it seemed to make my statement as well as or better than the whole could... I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at... not copy it." (Georgia O'Keeffe)

      Rita Crane and Georgia O'Keeffe forever linked in my head.

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