There’s No Going Home Again (A trip to Florence)

Ciao Readers!

So, before I even left home, I had planned a blog post with this title.  I had imagined it as an allegory for how much things and people change – especially me.  Aside from the fact that we are all totally replaced every 7-10 years (all of our cells that is), I feel very far away from the person who lived here 5 years ago.  At least I did until today, when I walked around Firenze all day and found that nothing much had changed.  It’s really weird – the shops are almost all the same (plus some new vape stores), the shopkeepers are all the same (they don’t even look like they’ve aged), the kebabs at Mesopotamia are still delicious, the Bargello is still a quiet refuge hidden from the throngs of tourists, the Ponte Vecchio is still picturesque, and the aperitivo at Serafini is still the best (though more expensive now).  So, I guess you can go home again, and instead of a philosophical lecture, all I have for you today are some photos, which look very similar to ones posted here 5 years ago….. (with some new Clet street signs and a new foodie floor to Mercato Centrale)….Buona giornata!

Wondering around Florence:



The Bargello:



New additions:



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  1. dreckert2

     /  November 10, 2018

    Looks so wonderful!

  2. Mom & Pop

     /  November 10, 2018

    Wonderful Photos. So very happy that Italy is there for you! Enjoy!

  3. Timothy Price

     /  November 10, 2018

    It’s been 20 years since we lived in Madrid, Spain. We have not made it back to Madrid, but I can imagine little has changed. It’s also been 20 years since we’ve been to Firenze, and your photos look much the same as when we were there.

  4. mrslaman

     /  November 11, 2018


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  5. josslyn

     /  November 11, 2018

    Keep walking. Talking a spin around the city for me. Have gelato for me. Take in the light at this time of year, the rich golds on the Arno. Enjoy.

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