Friday, December 16, 2011

Along the Arno River (Weekend Reflections # 117)

Florence, Italy (taken from Ponte Santa Trinita )

We had a wonderful trip! I've wanted to go to Italy for along time and I wasn't disappointed! The only problem is now that I've tasted real Italian food it's going to be hard to enjoy what passes for Italian food around here. ;)   I took lots of reflection pictures so I hope you like them.

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57 comments:

  1. Beautiful place and a beautiful reflection image. I have been to Florence a half dozen times in the past decade. It is always worth going back again. I agree with you about the food. Mmmmmm!

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  2. My wife is Italian, so I get the good stuff all the time :-)

    Thanks for sharing these, my wife and I want to visit Italy. This is beautiful!

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  3. Great perspective, colors and reflections! Like:)

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  4. ooh la la, that's a knock-out reflection shot. So glad you had a fun time in Italy and got to eat the food that everyone's talking about but no one's got. thanks for hosting WR each week. and a happy weekend to you James.

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  5. With reflections like these, you will have to move to Italy.

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  6. Florence is my favorite town on earth!I agree about Italian food, once you know the real one, hard to eat the others..
    You reflection today is fabulous !

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  7. that is a gorgeous shot!!! glad to see you 'back'! :)

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  8. Oh, James—these are some of my all-time fave reflections! Now you have me dreaming of all the good food I've had in Florence over the years. Sounds like your trip was delizioso!

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  9. A beautiful reflection in one of my favorite towns. Being a foodie, one of the top pleasures of travel for me is tasting authentic cuisines from around the world. It's a wonder I don't weigh 300 pounds!

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  10. Beautiful Florence! Great reflections, James.

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  11. Wonderful reflections in a wonderful place and one of my favorites, too! I always enjoy your captures from your travels, James, thank you for sharing the beauty! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  12. Oh James....love this long line reflection with great geometric shapes and bright colors. I'm sorry, but I DON'T feel badly for you having to readjust to sub-par Italian food. Oh puh-leeez.
    Glad that Italy was fab. I'm immensely jealous. Happy weekend.

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  13. Beautiful shot! Definitely worth a double take. :)

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  14. Wonderful James, when we were there last year, it rained,lol.

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  15. Great, subtle colour tone variations in the bildings look wonderful in reflection in still waters!

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  16. Love the reflection and seeing old Europe. Richard

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  17. Very nice James! the repeat of the colors is pleasing to my eyes.

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  18. Gorgeous. I love Italy and its food.

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  19. The reflections are so good, I just could turn the screen around and I would have the same picture (or nearly), lol !

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  20. Beautiful photo James!
    Happy weekend to you:)

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  21. James; really beautiful river reflection there !!! The water seems perfectly still...

    But weren't you just a little tempted to toss a big rock in the water to swirl the reflection up just a little ? Great restraint on your part. Can't wait to see more.

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  22. Another lovely capture James - it would make a great jigsaw puzzle! Happy weekend.

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  23. ooooohhhhh it's a beautiful reflection, i would just love to be there!!

    thanks so much for hosting this wonderful spot for sharing our reflections!!

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  24. Simply gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

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    Have a great weekend****

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  25. My most favorite place in the entire world...Italy, and Florence in particular! Sigh....I want to go back!

    Kathy

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  26. Italy is one of my favourite countries!
    What a wonderful reflection image! Well done James.

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  27. Great photo of this fantastic location. Brings back memories of when we were there.

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  28. i hope you don't mind my gushing over this gorgeous image! wOwOwOwOw!!! i, too, took many reflection pics in Australia but haven't organized them for posting yet...definitely for this Friday! very awesome capture, James...love it!

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  29. so beautiful! Would love to see it in person some day. Happy Holidays!

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  30. Très beau en effet, comme un miroir au pied de la ville !

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  31. Know the spot well. Glad you had a wonderful time. I know you'll go back. Florence and Italy always calls.

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  32. What a wonderful location for a photographer who enjoys good food to visit ! ...mmm, I can only imagine how wonderful it was. I noticed how the colors of the buildings are so much more intense in the reflection - very nice.

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  33. I love that diagonal symmetry. Greetings.

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  34. Very beautiful photo James, it's so clean!

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  35. A classic, if ever I have seen one :-)

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  36. they seem to have great reflections in Italy too. :)

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  37. Ah, Firenze, Firenze... What a wondeful place, so much art, such nice food, it's really special!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  38. Very elegant!
    Another solution would be to get an Italian cookbook and start cooking and or baking... ;-)

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  39. So glad you enjoyed Italy--a wonderful place to visit. Great reflection shot!! Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

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  40. I like the color and light of Florence, Firenze, Florencia, and its beautiful river.

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  41. Looks like a calm weather ... the reflection is perfect !

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  42. Lovely reflections and I can't wait to see the others!

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  43. Join the club James I am spending the week with my husband's family in Puglia.........have to roll onto the plane at the end of a week, I just cannot say NO it is all too scrumptious!
    Merry Christmas
    Carla

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  44. P.S. It seems that this "funny business" has been going on, if not is..., for years and at one point they stopped allowing palm trees in Phoenix because of the increase of the scorpions population.
    Je ne devrais commenter qu'en francais! Vous etes bilingue ma foi!

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  45. Beautiful capture James !
    Absolutely love the reflection of the buildings, with a perfect blue sky, love this !!

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  46. awesome pix you got here! happy New Year James!

    Ruby

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