Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.
Florence. September 18 & 27. The Ponte Vecchio. Dating back to 996, the “Old Bridge” is made of stone and originally housed butchers. Over time it has become a haven for gold jewelry sellers. Today, musicians pool listeners along the way and restaurants bookend the bridge providing a place to contemplate purchases, monitor passersby, or recover from the sensory overload.
This view from the south hall of the Uffizi gives a scenic view of the bridge in context with surrounding old Florence. The Pitti Palace to the left and Il Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Bargello, and Academie to the right.