After, before the train: Florence while you wait (image heavy, E-M10 )

Alf

Top Veteran
Oct 11, 2010
Northeastern Tuscany
So I drop my dearest at her office, where she is going to unleash her toothache on the unsuspecting criminal elements of the citizenship who decide to misbehave on Saurday afternoon, and after a short while I'm on the tiny train - eastbound Florence.
Florence, before. by alfrjw, on Flickr
While on the train, I make plans with the little Fiona for coffee and a chat, and opt for the 45mm that seems to love the town.

Like most, I head to Santa Maria Novella and look back
EM100034.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

EM100048.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

Towards the river, bordering the Alinari museum (the photography history in Florence), I enter the fashion district and it shows.
EM100060.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

Lost, but not really, holding the map without looking at it, taking all in.
EM100061.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

I hit the river, turn left, move on to the next street.. Meanwhile, they plan.
EM100069.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

While approaching I start hearing the most beautiful voice from afar - this lady profusely thanking some fortunate one in a melodic Russian, almost singing.
EM100081.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

Look up. It's there since the sixties. Mario.
EM100082-2.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

Color, gray.
EM100083-2.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

Not an art installation. I checked.
EM100088.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

One for the JPGvsRAW team: perfect posing, selfie,
JPEG first,
EM100091.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr
RAW second.
EM100091-2.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

Yours truly, windowshopped.
EM100104.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

Approaching their target, the Mother pontificates.
EM100113-2.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

Let's look up again. Old but clean.
EM100117-2.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

So I reach Republic Square, besides the merry-go-round.
EM100123.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

EM100133.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

I approach S. Lorenzo and on the steps all the world sits and solves the day issues
EM100152.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

Mmm. ice cream. Idea.
EM100158.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

The little one has the same idea. Hey! Ice cream!
EM100165.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

I agree, remembering I didn't have lunch! Easily corrected in the upper Mercato Centrale, after a while I'm back on the street.
EM100168-2.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

Enter Fiona, chat, coffee, books, the unsuspecting others, and a look at the Leica store.
EM100182.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

And a little walk again! Meanwhile the street fills. (JPEG, RAW)
EM100183-2.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

So we head to the station and our respective ways
EM100191.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr

And that's all. I start liking this E-M10 thing.
 
Jan 31, 2011
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
Alf, thank you so much for yet another entrancing photo walk through your day's activities. Most enjoyable, and the shots were excellent. EM-10 is something I've also considered (along with a dozen others). More please.
 
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Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
Really nice series Alf. I love the blonde woman on the phone - so animated! And your self portrait too. Great stuff... Several others too, but those were the two that called out to me....

-Ray
 
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