Stumble Bumble

If I’d known then what I know now I’d have gotten all the bees in the image. This is a plaque on the bottom of the Ferdinando I statue in the piazza Santissima Annunziata, Florence. The circle of bees facing the queen represent the industrious Florentines ruled by the grand duke. Apparently local legend says it’s impossible to count the bees using only your eyes, … Continue reading Stumble Bumble

Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence

Back to Florence for a wee walk around the Viola’s stadium you can see the name above, three photos stitched together. When it was first opened it was named after a Florentine fascist Giovanni Berta although it was also nicknamed “Comunale” Opened in 1931 construction was completed in 1932 the architect Pier Luigi Nervi was also the man behind the Paul VI Audience Hall at … Continue reading Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence