In a few week’s time I’ll be back in Florence, for a long stay of discovery. I’m hoping there will be many sunny days for my explorations, like the day last year when I found a few sun kissed door knockers.
I do like those sun kissed little knees
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So you love door knockers to .looking back at our January photos in Venice seems door knockers , door bells & washing lines became a common theme.So much so we managed to buy a lion doorknocker from the local market sure it’s from valese foundry it sit proudly on our front door. Hope you have s wonderful trip to Florence. Mean while with the weather today in Queensland I’m experiencing a bit of aqua alta.
That’s terrific to have a lion’s head door knocker. It sure is going to be wet, wet, wet in parts of Queensland. Take care!
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I love Florence, and door knockers, what could be more iconic? 🙂
Stay tuned for more of them, plus medieval towers, tabernacles, Last Suppers ….
Love it, Yvonne! 🙂
I love the detaisl on those doors… Very nice!. Oh and I nominated you for a Mental Paradise Award Blog Friends Award. Check it out at the very end of this post: https://aquileana.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/%E2%96%BAgreek-mythology-athena-goddess-of-wisdom/ Best wishes, Aquileana 😉
Thank you, Aquileana. I have answered your kind offer on your blog post.
You’ll enjoy Florence Yvonne, and having time to soak up the art and history will be great. There’s so much to see and do there and so many “must sees” that it’s easy to get burned out. The Renaissance will never look the same after Florence. If you want a fun fiction read that has lots of details about Florence, read Dan Brown’s book “Inferno.” And BTW, nice collection of door knockers. Enjoy your trip! ~James
Thanks, James! I have no doubt I’m going to find too much to absorb in Florence. I’ve done a lot of reading about Florence, the Renaissance and that Medici family! I’m taking Eve Borsook’s Companion Guide to Florence with me, it’s bursting with details and history.
I’ll see if our library has Inferno.
I may have mentioned this the last time you went, but the thing we most enjoyed the last time we went was using the Approach Guide ‘Last Supper Frescoes of Florence’. We attempted to see them all chronologically but only managed something like 6 out of 9 in a week.
I’ve got the Last Suppers on my list, but it’s so easy to get side-tracked, isn’t it! I have a pass to Santa Croce, so I think I’ll at least get to see Gaddi’s, which I understand is the senior of the pack.
How exciting. I’m looking forward to reading about your adventures.
I do hope I’ll have lots of interesting discoveries to report!
Oh dear Yvonne, we’ll be gone again after our next visit to Venice by then – only early April this time. (Hoping the weather will be less wet than it was for us on our December visit to Venice) Er .. you will be posting lots of images from Florence that are not all door-knockers, won’t you? Not that we’ve anything against them … just there’ll be so much else to see, too, especially through your eyes.
I’m beginning to think we’re figments of one another’s imagination! I hope there’s less of that wet stuff, also.
Now, every time I’m tempted to show some more door-knockers, you know I’ll be thinking of you!
Happy Valentine’s day to the two of you. ❤
Lucky you! Looking forward to new photos, adventures and possibly stalking of famous celebs! 😉
Ooh, do you think Johnny and his new wife might be in Florence?
It could happen! Loved him since he was on 24 Jump Street. 😉
You do! (I’m currently quite taken with the phrase ‘install a spritz’ 🙂 )
I hadn’t heard that one, but I love it!
How wonderful collection of gorgeous door knockers!!! I love the idea of this post and the result of course. Thank You.
Everyone should go to your site for some out of the ordinary experiences!
enjoy your knockers in Florence and hopefully a lot of sunny days too! At the moment it’s a bit cold but spring should arrive soon 🙂
Mrs B, my last visit to Venice brought so much rain (and acqua alta), so I’m hoping so much it will be a different story this year. I’d better not complain about it being too hot, eh?
no complains allowed! enjoy every single moment 🙂
OK, Mrs B.
Yvonne, with my already over active imagination – I am going to stay clear of “sun kissed knockers”! oh….but it’s so tempting! So excited for you and your upcoming adventure. Dan and I can’t wait for your dispatches!
I’m just glad I didn’t see any sun kissed brass instruments, or it would have been knockers and hooters, I guess!
I’ll do my best to keep you and Dan amused, Bridget. 🙂
Hahaha – you are always amusing! Knockers and hooters and all.
I lead a full life, Bridget!
I want one!
Which one captures your attention, or will you take what’s offered?
Happy Valentine’s Day dear friend. I will not make a joke about your 3 lovely knockers Yvonne. 😉 xox ❤
What, not even “A pair and a spare”!!!!
Happy Valentine’s Day to you, Ralphie. oxo ❤
Thank you Yvonne for making me cross-eyed
You’re most welcome.
You get to have long stays in Venice and in Florence every year? How fortunate!
Yes, I’m very lucky, Emma. I haven’t stayed in Florence for a long spell for ages.
I love your knockers!!!! Ahem!!! ;o)
“Shucks”, she said, bashfully. 🙂
Sun Kissed knockers,, what’s not to love 🙂
Just when I try to be serious, Rob …. 🙂
You should get some interesting searches after ‘sun-kissed knockers’ 🙂 Hope you have a great time!
I should take a leaf from your book, Linda! I’ll be watching the search terms with interest.
You might want to sit down first 😉
Looking forward to your sun kissed notes from Florence!
I haven’t even looked at what their weather is like, Jane. I’ve got some fresh off the needles socks and scarves, if it’s cold.
What a coincidence. I wandered back from the solicitors this morning via the back streets. And what did I notice – the (door) knockers. Lots of interesting ones and immediately I decided that if the purchase goes through our home will have something different to put our stamp on it. I need to find a knocker-maker.
What a ripper idea, Andrew. You and Mrs Ha might consider a return to Venice, and a visit to Valese Foundry, to get one hot off the press, so to speak.
You’ll have a wonderful time, I’m sure.
I think you’re right, Anneli. 🙂
Sigh, still hoping we will make it too this Venetian spring. Good knockers never did any harm.
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I sure hope you do make it, Gerard, so you can see some of those knockers in person.
If the phrase “sun kissed knockers” doesn’t stimulate the imagination I’m not sure what would.
Of course I do wish you many, many sun kissed days!
Remind me when you actually leave?
Darn it, I missed an opportunity for a good topic line!
I leave 2 weeks from Sunday, which is the first day of autumn Down Under.
Didn’t realise it was that soon! When are you in Venice?
Hi Busy Signora Insegnante! I land in Venice (by train for once) late April, for a month. I need to see you folks, ingest some spritz and meet Mimi. ❤
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