Let the sun shine

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.

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I do like those sun kissed little knees



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59 responses to “Let the sun shine

  1. Pam D

    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.


  2. I love Florence, and door knockers, what could be more iconic? 🙂

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  3. 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 😉


  4. 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

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    • 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.



      • Caroline

        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.

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        • 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.


  5. How exciting. I’m looking forward to reading about your adventures.


  6. Andante

    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. ❤


  7. Lucky you! Looking forward to new photos, adventures and possibly stalking of famous celebs! 😉


  8. Caroline

    You do! (I’m currently quite taken with the phrase ‘install a spritz’ 🙂 )

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  9. How wonderful collection of gorgeous door knockers!!! I love the idea of this post and the result of course. Thank You.

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  10. 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 🙂

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  11. 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!

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  12. Happy Valentine’s Day dear friend. I will not make a joke about your 3 lovely knockers Yvonne. 😉 xox ❤


  13. You get to have long stays in Venice and in Florence every year? How fortunate!


  14. I love your knockers!!!! Ahem!!! ;o)


  15. Rob C

    Sun Kissed knockers,, what’s not to love 🙂


  16. You should get some interesting searches after ‘sun-kissed knockers’ 🙂 Hope you have a great time!


  17. Jane

    Looking forward to your sun kissed notes from Florence!


  18. 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.


  19. You’ll have a wonderful time, I’m sure.


  20. Sigh, still hoping we will make it too this Venetian spring. Good knockers never did any harm.

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  21. 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?


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