Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.
Florence. The second day in the Rennaissance city was a day of exploration. A day for drinking it all in. Two blocks from Il Duomo and two blocks from our apartment, there were treasures down a quiet street. In a small window of a modest sized shop, there was a banquet of sumptuous fabrics. Deep, rich patterns of intricate design inspired by the artistry of the Uffizi ceiling and the paintings and tapestries covering the walls of the magnificent churches, palaces, and government buildings of Florence. A beautiful snapshot of the influences that have made the city a cultural center. Though not my particular aesthetic, I appreciated the skill of the trades people that created them, the warmth and elegance of the shop, the beauty of each as a different piece of art.