Sunday, 21 July 2013

Firenze and Galileo

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
belt- 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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  1. I've always loved your outfits! All of them looks really good in you :)

  2. What a beautiful place! I've never actually been to Florence but I must visit one day. Venice too.


  3. Love the skirt and the science history.

  4. So jealous! I went on a school trip to Italy a couple of years ago and basically fell in love with Florence! It's so beautiful. Have you been to the gypsy markets? They were so much fun when I went

  5. Wow that skirt is superlovely :) as are the photos, Florence looks beautiful! x

  6. you don't look sweaty, you look radiant!

  7. Aaaa love the prints of your skirt <3

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  8. You look so adorable! I love that top and your bag - what a great thrift find! Hope that you continue to have an amazing time and try to stay cool! :)


  9. Oh my goodness, it looks so gorgeous!

    And, you do too. I love the mix of patterns with the dots and the painting on the skirt, it's lovely.

  10. Where do you get all your lovely, unique printed clothing! I love them (:

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  11. love your skirt!
    I'll add visiting Florence to my bucket list haha

  12. The painting is Lawrence Alma-Tadema's A Kiss, and it looks awesome on a skirt!

  13. Absolutely love your polkadot crop top!

    Xo, Hannah

  14. It really does look beautiful there! Glad you're having a great time. Wonderful outfit :) I love your bag.

    Blue Roses

  15. it looks so beautiful there! So jealous haha XD
    Such a cute outfit too :) xx

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  17. Beautiful photos as always =) !
    I have the same skirt and it´s a painting called "A Kiss" by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema ♪

  18. aww you look so lovely, Annika! I love your polka dot top and, of course, being as geeky as you probably are, I love your choice of skirt to visit museums! haha
    Ester from Drawing Dreaming


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