Saturday, October 15, 2011

The City of Art

One of the first weeks we arrived in Florence my friend said something to me that has stuck in my head ever since: "Life here is about living." A bit cliche, I know. But probably some of the utmost honest words one could use to describe this place. Unlike in the humble US of A, where daily life is geared around competition, the Florentines choose to surround themselves in beauty and contentment. La bella vita. And as an art student, I have never been more inspired on a daily basis than I am here. Between all the marble statues, renaissance architecture, political graffiti and even the renovated street signs, the whole city itself is a giant museum. Here is just a taste of some of the artistry we are surrounded by everyday:

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