Day 290: Something Beautiful—Perspectives of the Ponte Vecchio

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABut later evening on our return, frenetic shots capture the bridge alive and energy and dynamic. The commercial aspects lost in the warm luminance and spell of medieval Italy.


About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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