Before I got to Florence, it would have been hard for me to believe that walking down the cobblestone streets lined by buildings that are a few hundred years old would become such a routine for me. At this point, I have lived in Florence just long enough for the initial disbelief of the fact that I live in such an incredible place to wear off. I know the streets. I am familiar with the churches. I can find my way to class, no problem, and that is where it starts to get dangerous. At this point in the semester, these things and places of incredible beauty and history have started to become somewhat normal to me. Sometimes, it takes a new perspective on the things I pass by every day and a refreshed mindset to really appreciate the incredibility of the fact that I live in a city like Florence. These photos are part of my renewed perspective on the beautiful place I call home, if only for the semester.
The world awaits…discover it.