Posted by: debrakolkka | October 18, 2011

Faces in Florence

It was a beautiful autumn day in Florence on Monday. It was cold, but the sun was shining and the city was still full of tourists.
Wherever I went I saw fascinating faces.

A very famous face


Neptune in Piazza Signoria



These 2 were on Neptune’s fountain


The lovely little Cupid in Palazzo Vecchio


This worried face was on a pillar in Palazzo Vecchio


On the Ponte Vecchio


Also on Ponte Vecchio


Fishy faces in a restaurant by the Arno


Someone’s lunch




These were on the facade of the magnificent Duomo



In the window at Zara




In Prada’s window in Via Tornabuone

Click here to see faces in Rome and here for some fabulous faces in Naples.


  1. I love the one of Neptune in Piazza Signoria… gorgeous sculpture.

  2. Great photos! Florence is full of great faces, but my favourite one is located at the Uffizzi Gallery:
    A most interesting and powerful lady and a beautiful woman in a magnificent dress. The painting by Bronzino is exquisite.

    • She is beautiful. When the crowds have gone I will go to the Uffizzi again to see her.

  3. Wonderful post. Was there for a week last year and can’t wait to get back.

    • I am lucky that I can visit Florence often. I love to wander with nothing particular in mind.

  4. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your post. Your photos are wonderful.

    • Thank you. I love Florence, there is a never ending list of things to see.

  5. Nice post. The orange roughy looks a little surprised to be included.

    • He has such a lovely face, how could I not include him.

  6. Magnificent. Don’t like where they put the seam on the Prada dummy heads, though. It could’ve been hidden.

    • I thought the window was very clever. I didn’t even notice the seam.

  7. Great take on a very classic city. Thanks!

    • Florence is indeed fabulous. I am lucky to be close enough to go often.

  8. Florence gives good face indeed! And I like how you included the fish! 🙂

  9. I love the way you choose themes for your photo shoots, Deb. At first, I thought you would be taking real Florentine faces in the streets. But it;s still interesting to observe the close-ups of ‘famous’ faces including the perpetual Neptune! I wonder if the sartyr was sculpted after an unpopular public figure at that time? For instance, Goya did a painting once of the Devil who looked like someone in the royal court. The subject was not amused but the King laughed at the resemblance!

    • I actually know somebody who looks a lot like one of those satrys. I’m sure he was the model.

  10. Beautiful. Your fish looks like a painting. Amazing.

  11. Gosh, Deb, do you realize how brilliantly moving this post is? This should be Freshly Pressed! Stunning, my friend!

    • Thank you. I love Florence and love nothing more than walking her streets.

  12. I am in Ponte a Serraglio as we speak (or write!) having a coffee in bar Italia and at last able to access the internet. I am here until Saturday so have decided that I really must go to Florence – taking your advice and going on the bus. I just hope the weather is kind to me, a mac and a brolly will have to come along too. I am sure the sights in Florence will outweigh the gloomy weather if the sun does not shime….
    Hopefully catch up with you sometime.


    • I was at the bar this morning too. We must have just missed each other. I am going to Napoli tomorrow for a few days. Perhpaps I will see you next time.

      • How lovely – I’m sure Napoli will be wonderfull, how lucky you are. Enjoy.

  13. Such a variety of faces! I really like the fish shots, and the gorgeous manikins in the windows… such a contrast to the classical sculpture.

  14. I couldn’t figure out how to post multiple pictures from my flickr so here is the link:

    Thanks for stopping by : )

  15. Once again I am in awe over your talent with photography. These pictures are beyond stunning!

    • Thank you. I saw fabulous faces everywhere that day.

  16. ohh, im having good memories of Florence. I wanna go back!!!!!!

  17. Dear Debra, you created a wonderful post with different faces in Florence! How standing so impressive… I felt myself in a gallery, a photography exhibition with all these photographs; time of art hits… I loved it so much. Thank you, with my love, nia

    • I am now collecting faces in Napoli.

  18. I love the faces! I also adore Florence. It is one of my favorite places in Italy. Plus the nearby vineyards are a delight for someone like me who loves wine so much.

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  25. How fabulous! I went to Florence back in 1992 and your photos brought back some fabulous memories.

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