This morning I had to go to the court in Florence with a translation.
I do this quite often, and every time I go, I take the bus to Novoli where the Palazzo di Giustizia is located.
I have taken the same bus on a regular basis for the past 3-4 years. And every time I pass by a little square called Piazza San Jacopino.
It's a small square located in a somewhat anonymous part of Florence, and yet I believe this little square is so special.
It looks like something taken out of a movie and it has a certain very latin vibe to it. I always think of Madrid or Barcelona when I pass by it - probably because of the public benches that look like little chairs; they are all over Madrid - and in Piazza San Jacopino.
Because this morning - after four years of looking at Piazza San Jacopino from a bus window - I finally decided to get off the bus and take some photos of this charming piazza.
And so I did. And afterwards I just jumped on the next bus and continued my journey towards home.
A small break from what I had scheduled for the day - less than 20 minutes - but 20 minutes spent so well on something I had wanted to do for so long.
My award was this series of happy and colorful iPhone snap shots from a neighborhood in Florence, which I had never visited before.