I like looking up to see windows and balconies when I’m in Italy, and this last trip was no exception. Where there are windows there are usually shutters, which I find interesting because they might be open, closed or partially raised. Balconies often have colorful flower arrangements as well as laundry cheerfully hanging from the railings or attached clotheslines. In other words, there is a lot to see when you look at windows and balconies!
Many levels of windows
Balcony with laundry
Many shutters to see
Laundry and flowers
This picture has many of my favorite elements: windows, balconies, shutters, flowers and laundry. Adding to the scene that afternoon was the bright blue sky.
When I was in Florence, Italy I wanted to see the most famous places and sights of the city. As I went from one landmark to another I walked through residential areas. When I looked around I noticed something that I didn’t expect to see. I usually think of shutters as decorative, but here they were both opened and closed and it looked like they were quite versatile.
Later that day I saw this building and thought that the pattern of the shutters was eye-catching.
These pictures are among my souvenirs of Italy and just as meaningful to me as this photograph I took in Florence.
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