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#Florence #People #City #Firenze #Photography www.henni.photo

Post by Lynn and Paul Henni

People in Florence

Now that the sun has come out in Scotland, it feels like the right time to look back at our trip to Italy last year and do some more blog posts.  We spent a few days in that beautiful city Florence and a post on the art and architecture will follow.  But I thought I’d start with the people – we like street photography and Florence is full of people – you can’t move without tripping over tourists doing selfies or snapping each other with tablets.  However, we tried to focus on the people who live and work in Florence. for instance, this doorman outside a posh hotel.

The Doorman, Florence. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European #Door #Man #Uniform

The priest with his traditional robes somewhat at odds with the modern technology in his hands.

Priestly Communications, Florence. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European #Priest #Clergy #Religious #Communication #Mobile #Phone #Using

The local gent on his way for a ristretto with his daily paper.

A Certain Style, Florence. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

Locals cycling round the many, many tourists

The Cyclist, Florence. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

Or stopping to answer that vital text.

Flowery Bike. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

Or pedestrians taking that important call.

Anomated. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

Or just sitting reading a book.

Man And Bird. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

People live their lives despite the bustle of the visitors all around them.

A Quiet Moment. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

And even manage to find quiet routes away from the hurly burly.

Arched Alleyway, Florence. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

Having said all that, a post on people in Florence can’t ignore the tourists – and it’s hard to photography some of the main sights without tourists in shot.  The replica of Michelangelo’s David outside the  Palazzo Vecchio is impossible to photograph without visitors passing by so I embraced them as part of the shot.

David. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

And you cannot avoid the crowds outside the Uffiizi if you want to visit its treasures.

At The Office. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

We loved the Loggia dei Lanzi with its outdoor gallery of statues  as did this couple.

Admiration. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

Florence is a beautiful city and we were so fortunate to have the chance to visit – and we look forward to sharing more photos in future posts.

Horses. #Horse #Character #Photo #Blackandwhite #Edinburgh #henni.photo

Post by Paul Henni

Something a bit different from our normal urban stuff, although still within the Edinburgh area. Three friendly horses in a field at Riccarton, although the friendliness was all about potential food. They were deeply disappointed when all I got out of my bag was a lens, as some of these shots show.

Straight From The Horses Mouth. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Straight From The Horses Mouth. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Hee Haw. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Hee Haw. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Shaggy. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Shaggy. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Possible Goth. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Possible Goth. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Big Lashes. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Big Lashes. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Looking Bored. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Looking Bored. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Haircut 100. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Haircut 100. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

More Monkeys. #Street #Portrait #Edinburgh #edfringe .@edfringe .@FourthMonkeyTC

Post by Paul and Lynn Henni,

Another selection of the characters from The Fourth Monkey Theatre Company on at TheSpace as part of this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Fourth Monkey Theatre Company. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Fourth Monkey Theatre Company. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
The Look. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Look. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Still Living. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Still Living. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
On The High Street. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
On The High Street. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Hooded. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Hooded. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Standing Still. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Standing Still. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Ascension. #Street #Photo #Edinburgh #edfringe .@edfringe .@FourthMonkeyTC

Post by Paul Henni,

A selection of the characters from ‘Ascension’ by The Fourth Monkey Theatre Company on at TheSpace as part of this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Happy:Sad. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Happy:Sad. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Monkey In The Peaked Cap. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Monkey In The Peaked Cap. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Monkey In The Peaked Cap. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Monkey In The Peaked Cap. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Joyous. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Joyous. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Look. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Look. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Long Trousers. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Long Trousers. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Angus The Monkey. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Angus The Monkey. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Angus The Monkey. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Angus The Monkey. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
 Angus The Monkey with his Admirers. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Angus The Monkey with his Admirers. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

And one from last year…

Grimm Tales, Fourth Monkey.
Grimm Tales, Fourth Monkey.

 

Tales from the #Castle .@edinburghcastle .@welovehistory #Mist #Edinburgh #Photo

Post by Paul  Henni.

Tales From The Castle – Allan The Storyteller.

Historic Environment Scotland look after Edinburgh Castle and every year, as part of the Doors Open Day, open the castle for free for the day on or around St. Andrew’s Day.Last year we went along and, being November, got numb fingers taking photos.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
HaarCastle. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

 

As I wandered around I bumped into Allan Burnett dressed in his 1854 red tunic and kilt just after he finished entertaining a crowd with tales of historical doings.  I had a quick chat as I grabbed a few shots and I found out that he is a well known author, especially books for young people. He is published by Birlinn Press.

Allan Burnett, Author and Storyteller. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Allan Burnett, Author and Storyteller. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Allan Burnett, Author and Storyteller. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Allan Burnett, Author and Storyteller. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Allan Burnett, Author and Storyteller. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Allan Burnett, Author and Storyteller. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.