|Florence - Piazza Michaelangelo|
It all started when I took a train in from Milan to Florence – the night before I met an amazing person and she changed my outlook on life, on love. I didn’t realize the impact she made on me until four days later when I met an entirely new crowd – Meaghan, Stuart, Adrian, Lauren, this one is for you four. When I met this crowd, I felt like I was at home with the guys, especially when we had a few drinks. When you feel at home, home is anywhere. I’ve always wanted to shoot a sunset; this is the only one I was able to get. I was coming a bit more out of my shell and found that I could be me and confident at the same time – have faith in yourself.
I took to the path, the way to Piazza Michelangelo, with a few people from the hostel and another we picked up along the way. When we got to the top, the four of us took our camera’s and just kept shooting. I decided to try a panoramic with hopes to preserve the memory I cherished so close to my heart. We had some fun with it; silly pictures, helping one another, and talking about life in general. A doppelganger and embarrassing pictures later, I found meaning to my heart. My heart stays in Venice; it gave me life. My heart comes from Florence; it gave me confidence in myself.
The scenery is amazing and should be on every person’s bucket list. The architecture, from afar or up close, is spectacular! It draws you in like a magnet and you can stare at it for hours. It’s not just Duomo; houses, buildings, restaurants, sculptures – it’s like touring without technology.
I hope you enjoy this piece; my life just wouldn’t be the same if I had never been to Florence during these exact moments.