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People in Florence

Now that the sun has come out in Scotland, it feels like the right time to look back at our trip to Italy last year and do some more blog posts.  We spent a few days in that beautiful city Florence and a post on the art and architecture will follow.  But I thought I’d start with the people – we like street photography and Florence is full of people – you can’t move without tripping over tourists doing selfies or snapping each other with tablets.  However, we tried to focus on the people who live and work in Florence. for instance, this doorman outside a posh hotel.

The Doorman, Florence. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European #Door #Man #Uniform

The priest with his traditional robes somewhat at odds with the modern technology in his hands.

Priestly Communications, Florence. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European #Priest #Clergy #Religious #Communication #Mobile #Phone #Using

The local gent on his way for a ristretto with his daily paper.

A Certain Style, Florence. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

Locals cycling round the many, many tourists

The Cyclist, Florence. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

Or stopping to answer that vital text.

Flowery Bike. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

Or pedestrians taking that important call.

Anomated. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

Or just sitting reading a book.

Man And Bird. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

People live their lives despite the bustle of the visitors all around them.

A Quiet Moment. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

And even manage to find quiet routes away from the hurly burly.

Arched Alleyway, Florence. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

Having said all that, a post on people in Florence can’t ignore the tourists – and it’s hard to photography some of the main sights without tourists in shot.  The replica of Michelangelo’s David outside the  Palazzo Vecchio is impossible to photograph without visitors passing by so I embraced them as part of the shot.

David. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

And you cannot avoid the crowds outside the Uffiizi if you want to visit its treasures.

At The Office. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

We loved the Loggia dei Lanzi with its outdoor gallery of statues  as did this couple.

Admiration. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

Florence is a beautiful city and we were so fortunate to have the chance to visit – and we look forward to sharing more photos in future posts.