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:

Jack said...

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!

Woody said...

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!

Sivinden said...

Great perspective, colors and reflections! Like:)

EG Wow said...

Beautiful reflection, James!

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful shot James! Beautiful.

Ms. Becky said...

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.

Dina said...

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

Malyss said...

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 !

awarewriter said...

Lovely reflection James.

TexWisGirl said...

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

Alexa said...

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!

Francisca said...

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!

JM said...

Beautiful Florence! Great reflections, James.

Sylvia K said...

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

Dorian Susan said...

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.

LauraX said...

gorgeous reflections James!

Halcyon said...

Beautiful shot! Definitely worth a double take. :)

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful!
Have a great weekend.

imac said...

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

Gemma Wiseman said...

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

Amish Stories said...

Love the reflection and seeing old Europe. Richard

Pat Tillett said...

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

Bibi said...

Gorgeous. I love Italy and its food.

Gattina said...

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

joo said...

Beautiful photo James!
Happy weekend to you:)

Karen said...

Oh that's wonderful!

Owen said...

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.

Valerie said...

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

Becky and Gary said...

Oh WOW, that is spectacular!
B.

Debbie said...

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!!

Cildemer said...

Simply gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Have a great weekend****

Suzy said...

Awesome pic.

Kathy said...

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

Kathy

Liz said...

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

NixBlog said...

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

Carolyn Ford said...

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!

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

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

ladyfi said...

Ah - a wonderful shot!

Gine said...

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

Oakland Daily Photo said...

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

Phyllis said...

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.

Leovi said...

I love that diagonal symmetry. Greetings.

Karl said...

Very beautiful photo James, it's so clean!

RuneE said...

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

NatureFootstep said...

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

Cezar and Léia said...

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

Deb said...

beautifu reflection....

Thérèse said...

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

forgetmenot said...

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

AMALTEA said...

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

namaki said...

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

♥~Judy~♥ said...

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

JunieRose2005 said...

Wonderful reflections!!

Carla said...

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

Thérèse said...

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!

BriGt said...

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

Redruby said...

awesome pix you got here! happy New Year James!

Ruby