This is a shot looking up the court between the two blocks of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Behind me is the River Arno. In the distance is a copy of Michaelangelo’s "David", the one used for public display, and behind it the Duomo and Santa Maria Novella. As you can see the court was always quite busy with street vendors and charicature painters. The girl on the bottom right having her portrait done had a difficult time remaining still when a bird took the liberty of relieving itself on her leg, and the artist quite enjoyed the ensuing facial expressions. I asked about getting a portrait but it cost about 100,000 Lire, (US$70), and I couldn’t get the artist to bargain down to US$10. Oh well.

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