Firenze on 35mm film

Sketching the Duomo of Firenze

While wandering around the city of Firenze we passed by this camera shop between Piazza Republica and Duomo several times. Beautiful vintage cameras were displayed in the window and I just couldn't resist but visit over and over again.

On the last day I finally picked up a mint-condition Pentax K1000 + standard f2 50mm lens. "Time to finally go analogue," this secret whisper in my head.

So here are the shots of Firenze on 35mm film. Mostly around the Duomo since that was the place we went on the last day. Some street shots were near Via Roma and the central market.

Duomo, Firenze

The incredible dome. Duomo, Firenze

Florence city skyline from top of Duomo

An overview of the city on top of the Duomo. Firenze

Campanile di Giotto Duomo Firenze

Campanile di Giotto, The Duomo

2 years ago I came to Firenze alone on a trip along the Italia world's famous cities. Between days of church visits, one of the most memorable ones was the Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore). It is so simple comparing to all the other Italian cathedrals, but the dome itself is such a feminine and charming piece of art that gives contradiction to the Gothic structure. I adore how the sunshine comes through the dome leaving an amazing natural lighting performance.

Via Roma Florence

Admiring. Via Roma, Firenze

Via Roma is one of the busiest streets in Firenze. On the way from the Duomo to the train station while enjoying an ice-cream, I noticed this gentleman in front of the showcase of a book/record shop. His red collar popped out, together with the cigar in his hand, caught my eye right away. He is so concentrated that didn't even noticed my shutter sound any. An absolute Italian moment in my mind.

Lampredotto at Mercato Centrale, Firenze

A piece of Lampredotto. Mercato Centrale, Firenze

Lampredotto is a traditional Firenze snack, meaning "cow's fourth stomach chopped and simmered for hours"(Lonely Planet). Now it might sound as disgusting as it can be - where is the fourth stomach at anyways?! - but trust me, this delicacy is worth throwing away all your western prejudices. There is also choices oftrippa (tripe) and bollito (stewed beef), either served with bun or in a box.

Vegetable feast at Mercato Centrale, Firenze

Vegetable feast. Mercato Centrale, Firenze


Pentax K1000 + f2 50mm + Kodak color plus 200 + develop/scan Foto van Graaf

Firenze, Italy. October 2012