This weekend Florence was graced with a slight dumping of snow and the coldest temperatures we’ve had here in years. The city was spared the most of it, while in the hills people have been sledding!

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This morning I was driving over to the Virgin Mega-Gym to take a hot shower, since our hot water pipes are frozen, and noticed that “Man upon whom it always rains” [my title] by Belgian sculptor Jean-Michel Folon was also having a cold pipe day. I was not the only person stopped in the middle of the road to photograph this exceptional scene, which made it safe to cross to the middle of this traffic circle! I have been meaning to stop and photograph him for ages as I wanted to share him on arttrav; he is my favourite piece of public sculpture in Florence.

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