RECREATE MY OUTFIT:
Italy is no unknown territory to me, no joking, I have at least 10 years of continuous trips there on my record. But every time I return it feel as if I’m there for the first time. There is always something new to discover and fresh to experience. But then travelling with Daniel is always like that as he’s my personal [hot] walking Britannica (don’t tell him I said that). Every little corner has a story, every painting a hundred messages and every food a different origin, life is just so much more interesting! And because he knows exactly what and when to show me, we ended up in Florence a few weeks ago, a city I had previously visited but not actually tasted.
It is not enough to just say that Florence was the birth centre of Renaissance, because that doesn’t really translate the city’s actual uniqueness. Florence is, up to this date, an open museum whose opulence is compared to nothing I have seen before. Walking through it all you can think is “This is some kind of paper town, right?”, which is what we kept saying every day we would stumble across the Florentine Duomo, just because my mind can’t comprehend the epitome of Renaissance aesthetics. Opulent, grande and mesmerising, that’s how I’d describe Florence.
Photos: Daniel Dykes