Portrait of a Boy - Italian, Florentine, about 1545
Piazza del Duomo
Empress Eugenie (1829-1919), wearing a Florentine hatPortrait by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, German artist, 1805-1873
Hats of the 1930s:
'The wide trim and the high crown had been lost to almost of generation,
however, in about 1934 milliners looked to Europe for inspiration.
Hats in much wider variety of styles than had been spied for well over a decade,
were at last back in fashion'
One of the most typical styles that captures the era is the 'Florentine' hat
Lady in a Florentine Hat
by Leo Putz, German artist, 1869-1940
"Florentiner Spitzen - Florentine laces"
Here a German 'Florentine' lace curtain,
very fashionable during the first half of 20th Century (found at ebay)
Julius Fucik, Czech composer and conductor, 1872-1916
'Florentine cookies' - Honey and Almonds
Ah... Bella Firenze!
Would love to visit...one day....
...spending a few day's or more.....
in this fabulous Hotel
The Four Seasons Firenze
Conventino Presidential Suite
Gallery Suite (would suit me perfectly!)
Oh well, I'll keep it as one of my dreams.....
meanwhile I enjoy...
first buds and flowers of our Oleander
the Pomegranate shrub
or is it a Yucca baccata? (changing color by the day)
the aromatic scent...
of the Curry plant - Helichrysum italicum
A silver foliaged herb whose leaves smell strongly of curry.
Yellow flowers make this an attractive plant for a herbal border or garden.
first signs of grapes
lots of interesting and beautiful beatle's
early (and first) flowering Lavender
Lavendula angustifolia 'Hidcote', from the Mediterranean
amusing myself by playing around with hats...
"Hat on Hat"
Périgordian Florentine-style hat
and Oskar is bored, decided to 'hold'...
Siesta under an olive tree
Dolce far niente!
I'll keep dreaming of Bella Italia!
www.fourseasons.com/florence and internet