|Fountain in Boboli Gardens|
Florence is a city full of curiosity and mystery. The streets wander as if seeking something lost long ago. The Ponte Vecchio towers over the Arno River, gracefully imposing a hidden beauty. The Boboli Gardens are tucked away within the city, shut off from civilization by the Medici palace. Upon walking in to the courtyard, large pillars taunt your eye to glance upward, but there is nothing to see but the roof of the building. After walking up a short staircase, the garden steals your breath with an almost never ending view. Although there weren’t very many flowering plants, there were beaucoups of trees and shrubs intricately pruned and hedged to give symmetrical shape and flow to the garden. The lack of bright and bold inflorescences within the garden allows you to realize that the color is not necessarily needed to appreciate the allure and sanctuary the tall trees give on a hot afternoon.
|The Eiffel Tower and the Seine River in the foreground|
|Apollo Fountain in Versailles with the Grand Canal in the background|
Au revoir and ciao,