Illuminated monuments

Every once in a while, I am truly taken aback by the beauty of my city. So much so that sometimes I want to pinch myself. This evening I walked through Piazza della Signoria as I have done many times before and was enchanted by the illuminated monuments. I know that normally they are not lit up like this, so I couldn't resist snapping a few pictures.

Living in Florence :: Illuminated monuments

I know that I am fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world and although I see the wonderful sights all the time, I am not always smitten with them each time I glance at them. Sometimes, I acknowledge their presence and other times, I truly feel the awe-inspiring splendor that they emanate.

The lights on the monuments in the dark give them an even more majestic allure. I wasn't alone taking photos: one man had a tripod set up to take some.

The statues in the loggia were also illuminated and the shadow of Benvenuto Cellini's statue "Perseus with the Head of Medusa" was revealed on the back wall. I took a photo of the entire loggia, but unfortunately my picture didn't do it justice. Maybe I'll go back another evening and take a few more photos as the piazza truly was enchanting that I'd like to cherish it in my memory a bit longer as well.

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