Thursday, April 14, 2011

Heraldry in Florence, Part Thirty

Okay, we’re at Part 30 of the heraldry of Florence, and it’s probably time to finish this up. I still can’t believe that we were there for only five and a half days! So as we say goodbye to Florence, I leave you with a number of different depictions of the arms of the city, Argent a fleur-de-lys florency gules, done at various times and in different styles and media, and ending with a photograph that more than any other seemed to me to sum up the juxtaposition of old and new, historical and modern, living side-by-side there: yet another depiction of the arms of the de’ Medici family sitting above the very up-to-date logo of a street-side coffee shop!

Thank you for coming along and sharing this journey to heraldic Florence with me.

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