Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 383,084 inhabitants in 2017, and over 1,820,000 in its metropolitan area. Florence was a centre of medieval Europeantrade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages". A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. The Florentine dialect forms the base of Standard Italian and it became the language of culture throughout Italy due to the prestige of the masterpieces by Dante Alighieri, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini.
~The Last Judgement,Paradiso 33~ ‘Ma gia volgena il mio disio e'l velle
si come rota ch'igualmente e mossa,
l'amor che move,i sole e l'altre stelle’ ‘But by now my desire and will were turned, like a balanced wheel rotated evenly, by the love that moves the sun and the other stars’ ~Frescoe, Duomo Florence Cathedral, google images~The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri~
Any time I hear someone say “I can’t.” or “I wish I could.” Or “I’m not talented enough.” I just want to shake them and ask them to look around. Since the beginning of civilization people have been doing the impossible. Everything ancient structure we marvel at, humans did that. And they did it in a time with much less at their finger tips. Advances in medicine? That’s right. Humans. The list goes on. But the point is: People are amazing. If you are a person, YOU are amazing. You are capable of things that, right now, you may think are impossible. It’s time we start believing that we are stronger than we feel.
Mi modelo favorito siempre caminando, montando, corriendo, nadando delante mío. Él que siempre guía mi camino, le pone la cara al viento y me marca un ritmo. Y yo, con la cámara, tratando de captar no solo los lugares que nos rodean, sino la magia que hace de los sitios las personas, las risas, las historias, la vida. De inmortalizar en fotos, los recuerdos del corazón!! 💜