15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Birds over the Arno
My first weekend studying in Florence, I set off on my own to explore the city with my camera. After hours of walking, I ended up on Il Ponte Vecchio as the sun was setting. A local old man was tossing bread crumbs to the seagulls and giving them to kids to do the same. The frenzied birds silhouetted against the calm orange-tinted waters was breathtaking and in that moment I fell in love with the city.
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||Nov. 28, 2017, 4:23 p.m.