I am loving the winter months. Aside from the obvious delight of there being absolutely no monster-sized mosquitos (massive bonus)- I love to feel the fresh chill on my face and the smell the trees and damp earth - capturing as much of Mother Nature as I can before being confined to the Studio. A chilly start can be very life - affirming. The cold morning air hangs dense and heavy on my cycle along the Arno in the mornings. Some mornings crystal clear, sun just rising and cat
Firenze Light Festival bathes it's most famous of historical buildings with stunning light shows, drawing from a rich classical heritage and carving a visual path through history, time and culture - combining the old with the new. It is a magical way to explore the city on a chilly, clear winter's evening and an opportunity to see another creative and artistic side of Florence. Truly beautiful.
The joys of being in the Northern hemisphere for Christmas - a cold change and the Christmas markets. Am feeling decidedly festive from the top of my bobble hat to the tips of my winter boots. The largest Christmas market in Florence is located in Piazza Santa Croce and inspired by the traditions of the German city of Heidelberg, with wooden huts, live music and stalls selling Italian and German delicacies, decorations and handicrafts. One of the more popular stands sells mul