Monday, September 22, 2008

RUBY FLORENCE

Florence, the city with a ruby flag, a pageant of color in art, markets,galleries, street life, living history and powerful young students of art and music making their way into the future.
Something old, (Florence)
something new,(streetpainter)

Something borrowed,(hubby Gunnar & daughter Serina also pushed the button)
Something blue.(me, longing back to Italy)


Ruby nightowls. Serina and I on the carousel just before midnight.
With a Mom who has to sleep in the middle of the day, there will always be late nights.
Serina made this picture of Gunnar and me resting on a genuine old stone bench before walking home.
Oh,to think, just two years ago we were the unconquerable trinity exploring the beauty of one of Europe's noblest cities.
Originated by MaryT, check hers for today.

30 comments:

ellen b said...

Felisol,
What great photos and it sounds like wonderful memories for you!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Florence sounds like a fabulous city in which to stay a while. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Leora said...

I have never been to Florence, but it's on my list of places to go! I'm sure my husband would enjoy it as well. Thanks for sharing your memories with us. Love the sidewalk chalk painter.

Yen said...

Such a lovely City! I wish I am there now..Beautiful photos too:)

dot said...

Enjoyed your photos! I really like the red bench below and reading about how you got it.

Paz said...

Wonderful post! I'd love to return to Ruby Florence, too. ;-)

Paz

Amrita said...

I lve always dreamed of visiting the old cities of Europe.

Very pretty pictures.

Gunnar and you look so cuddly on that old bench.

Raven said...

Lovely series of photos. Thanks for sharing some of your trip memories with the rest of us.

Gattina said...

It sounds as you were homesick ! can understand that. We go back each year (to the Garda lake) my (italian) husband is from there. Of course I know Florence too.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Thanks for this very personal post, and for taking us with you to Florence.

Gattina said...

Thanks for your comment !

no, no, lol ! Gattina means "kitty" comes from Gatta = the cat. It's like "Gatto" the male cat and Gattino the male kitty. I think everybody falls in love with Italy once he had been there ! You can always go back from Norway it's not that long ! We met a lot of danish and swedish people at the lake.

magiceye said...

BEAUTIFUL SET OF PICS!!!

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Very beautiful set of photos.
I like the last one,where Gunnar and you are sitting togetheron the bench.
Ruby adds a touch of romance to everything.

Check out my red in the hotel lobby here

Ivon said...

Great group of pictures. My wife and I lived in Naples for three years and visited Florence often. I was a long time ago, and sadly I have not been back. I will have to go back. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Ivanhoe said...

I have been to Italy, but never to Florence. Hopefully next year I could fit in Venice, Rome, Naples and Florence. Beautiful shots :o)

Norm said...

fabulous series of pictures..very beautiful...I love your header too..

~Just Me~ said...

Those are wonderful shots. I'd love to go there one day too.

Ralph said...

You and Gunnar look fabulous sitting on that bench with the soft glow of red on both of you. A romantic view!

Mojo said...

The people who do the sidewalk art have always amazed me. There's a guy here in the US that is good enough that he had his own TV commercial.
Great series of shots!

Denise BC said...

Hi, Felisol
That post full of information and beauty, congratulations for the wonderful family, thank you for sharing
hugs, Denise

Dianne said...

a captivating series of photos!

me ann my camera said...

Lovely sharing, I enjoyed the photos and the mood. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Sioux said...

Hi, Elise. Beautiful photos of the three of you!

Grandma Faith said...

Wonderful memories of joyous times soothe our souls. Your pictures are beautiful. Take care.

Grandma Faith said...

I came back to your blog this morning because I wanted to see more. I enjoyed looking back at your previous posts. I was captivated by your charming pictures and words. The old cabin with its memories and the snapshots from the past thrilled my soul. Your life is fabulous. Thank you for sharing it with us. Take care.

Renae said...

How blessed you are, to have a daughter and a husband who love you so! How blessed, to have such beautiful memories.

the teach said...

An absolutely wonderful post for Ruby Tuesday! Glad you're with us! The ladies in the hats - a generic painting in a condo for sale...

Terry said...

Dear Felisol...I really think that you could make any city noble and romantic with your words and what matter ANY city as long as you are wrapped in Gunnar's arms? You are so much in love!
That picture that your princess made of you two sitting on that splendid bench brings happy tears to my eyes, tears that are springing right up from my touched heart!...Love Terry

Hildegarde said...

The photo of the streetpainter with the red elements is superb !

Gattina said...

Another victim of Italy's charm, lol ! I am a victim too I married an Italian !
Thanks for your kind comment and your "walk" through my blogs !