Sunday, November 03, 2013

Good morning on my last day in Florence / "It was pleasant to wake up in Florence, to open the eyes upon a bright bare room ..." E.M. Forster

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"It was pleasant to wake up in Florence, to open the eyes upon a bright bare room, with a floor of red tiles which look clean though they are not; with a painted ceiling whereon pink griffins and blue amorini sport in a forest of yellow violins and bassoons. It was pleasant, too, to fling wide the windows, pinching the fingers in unfamiliar fastenings, to lean out into sunshine with beautiful hills and trees and marble churches opposite, and close below, the Arno, gurgling against the embankment of the road." - E.M. Forster, A Room with a View (1908)
I didn't have a "room with a view" (my window looked out on a small side street just off the Piazza Santa Croce), but a very good room it was. The Dante Room (only room on the ground floor) of the Hotel Santa Croce. All the staff at the hotel were fantastic and the location couldn't have worked out better for both work and fun.


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