I have what feels like a million photos of Santa Maria Novella and don’t know what to do with them all. We easily spent at least two hours wandering around inside and out while we were in Florence the other week. There are some photos that deserve their own post, others could be grouped, but I don’t want to overwhelm with too many pictures at once.
Fortunately, I thought this little grouping of photos of part of the Great Cloister was perfect for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines. You’ve got straight lines with the trees, columns and supports, curved lines from all of the beautiful arches, painted decorative lines, plus the lines that make up some of the frescoes that line the walls.
Cloisters like this are some of my favorite places in the world. There’s something serene about the symmetry and the inherent peacefulness of the setting. I loved the cloister garden next to the cathedral in Utrecht and I really loved wandering around this one and taking in the natural beauty and the architectural beauty.