When we visited the Mediterranean region a couple of years ago, Florence was one of our favorite destinations. We were delighted to make the return trip, like visiting an old friend. We found so much of it to be easily accessible by foot, and the weather couldn’t have been more agreeable! We had deep-blue-sky backdrops for church towers and greatly-thinned groups of people at the most popular tourist destinations. Of local interest on the evening news, we learned that there was a strike at the Ufizi Museum and it was closed for 3 days. With so much to see, we were content to enjoy all that was out in the open and I had no shortage of photos. Our walk along the river took us across the Ponte Vecchio and then down the other side, where, with my back to the famous bridge, I took this picture. We couldn’t have had a prettier day, and I’m so happy to have some beautiful photo memories!