Florence must be one of the most beautiful cities in the world - it certainly is the most gorgeous city that I have ever been in (Tokyo comes close, but it is beautiful in an entirely different way). I regret not getting more photographs of Florence, but both me and my camera were melting in the heatwave that's been hitting Europe over the last couple of days - which is why I look so sweaty in these photos, by the way - and I spent the majority of my time either in air-conditioned museums or sipping on iced orange juice in the shade!
Being the massive geek that I am, I wore this painting skirt to visit a bunch of Renaissance art museums (even though I don't have any idea what the painting on the skirt is - maybe I was hoping to find its original, haha. Can someone more art-literate than me help me out?) I got to see Michelangelo's David, a whole heap of Renaissance artworks and sculptures, and basically act like a hot, sweaty tourist all day. It was pretty great.
shirt - Sportsgirl
skirt - c/o Romwe
shoes - Asos
socks - c/o OASAP
bag - Thrifted
necklace - Claire's
One of the most famous scientists of the Renaissance, from the Florence region of Italy is Galileo Galilei, who is probably more responsible for modern science as we know it than any other single person who has lived. The first person to point a telescope at the sky, he confirmed that the Earth revolved around the sun as well as discovering the moons of Jupiter and that the Milky Way was made up of stars. He set up the foundations for Issac Newton's laws of motion. He also came up with the concept of the modern experiment, featuring a hypothesis and the comparing of two conditions with controlled variables; in his time, the idea of "science" largely consisted of sitting around and thinking about things rather than conducting objective experiments.
More recently, the Galileo spacecraft, launched by NASA in the 1980s, explored Jupiter and its moons, collecting evidence for water on Europa and exploring Io's volcanoes.
And that's your little bit of science history for the day ;)
I just arrived in a little town in Croatia, and am planning on walking around and taking photos all day! I can't wait to share them all with you.
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