The Ponte Vecchio
The opposite of quiet -- packed with tourists and beloved
by birds -- beautiful gold jewelery for sale in shops all along
in the room. And during the day my morning cup of espresso hitting
the saucer makes the loudest clank. Wait. I’m forgetting the bells.
Our building backs onto a 10th century church, Sant’ Ambrogio, and
the bells rang out a chorus that seemed like a symphony of bells this
morning – all the more dramatic and beautiful contrasted with the usual
quiet of the apartment. The message is clear – get up and enjoy the city.
Even in the country in
I have never heard such quiet. As I write this the church bells chime
that it’s noon. It must be the thick walls and excellent windows of the
apartment, combined with the fact that we’re on a street restricted to
foot and bicycle traffic – but the peace we feel here is a pure delight.
We visited the Palazzo Vecchio today for Joanne
Even the police here are good dressers -- that white bag is leather!
Have an enjoying-quiet-and-church-bells day.