Boboli's Garden, Firenze

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In Firenze you got a lot of beautiful things to see and Boboli's garden is one of these amazing location to visit in this city.

One of the famous gardens in Firenze is the Boboli Garden, just behind the Palazzo Pitti on the southside of the river Arno (opposite the main old city). I go there every time I’m in Firenze because is a dreamy place, but usually it’s very crowded with a lot of tourists….Last time I went there, the weather was very bad, a little bit rainy/cloudy and for the first time I saw this garden almost empty and this gave me a totally different impression about the place!

The many statues of the garden, surrounded by this special atmosphere seemed to be alive and looking at us, the only visitors in this huge garden!! I shot with b&w, and it was perfect for this kind of weather! The garden is so huge that you can walk during hours and see so many statues of mythological gods and goddesses:)) For the historical background, have a look at the links below!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boboli_Gardens
http://www.museumsinflorence.com/musei/boboli_garden.html
http://www.gardenvisit.com/history_theory/library_online_ebooks/ml_gothein_history_garden_art_design/boboli_garden_florence_baroque

written by vicuna on 2009-06-08 in #world #locations #statues #garden #history #walking #firenze #nature #relaxing

5 Comments

  1. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    A great gallery - and it´s a good choice to use B/W!

  2. rater
    rater ·

    Great photos Vicuna!

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    So beautiful !!! These statues are stunning and you captured them perfectly ! And N°6 rocks !

  4. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Thanks! :)

  5. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Hey is the shell like grotto still at the back? great pictures and a lovely theme

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