The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Theme Day: Open Air Market

San Lorenzo Market
Near Piazza del Duomo. Firenze


Florence (Italian: Firenze, alternative obsolete spelling: Fiorenza, Latin: Florentia) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 367,569 inhabitants (1,500,000 in the metropolitan area).
The city lies on the River Arno and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the richest and wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; in fact, it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. It was long under the de facto rule of the Medici family.


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New York, Washington, Paris, Vienna, Eisenstadt, Venice, Firenze and Rome series try to continue in Sketches of Cities. 
 (At Least Once A Week)
Gracias por su visita. / Thanks for visiting, please be sure that I read each and every one of your kind comments and I appreciate them all.

15 comments :

B SQUARED said...

A market with a history. Those Medicis were interesting people, to say the least.

Kate said...

Your choice of tone and primarily monochrome is so different from many of the other photos for today. Very original. Thanks for stopping at my anniversary post today!

brattcat said...

absolutely love this.

Irina said...

Somehow, I hear the music in this photo. Either the photo is that good or I need a doctor. I am sure it is option number 1.

Luis Gomez said...

Un sueno de imagen. Hermosisima. Todo un placer.

Jilly said...

Oh yes!! I know this market and love it and have never seen it photographed so wonderfully and with those touches of colour. Bravo Carraol. As always, you've done it again!

ANRAFERA said...

Excelente procesado. Me gusta mucho la fotografía. Saludos

joo said...

It's a bit like the scene from a dream. Very interestin photo!

Randy said...

I love the muted colors and the overall photograph!

Carolyn Ford said...

Your monochrome is stunning and the selective coloring...perfect. I can't stop gazing at this scene. It's so intriguing...

Boom Nisanart said...

I really...really love this image.
Wonderful !

T. Becque said...

Gorgeous! I love the dimension in this.

Kat said...

What a great photo, I love the way you've subtley used color... And I want to know what those women are talking about. And the Duomo in the backgeround-- fantastic. One of my favorite things about Florence and the Duomo is the way it suddenly sneaks up on you around a corner, or peeping through an alley. Although "peep" is maybe not the right word to use for such an amazing (and large) structure.

Japy said...

Un procesado realmente bueno y con la foto has captado perfectamente el ambiente de tan interesante lugar. Saludos.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente....
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