in the Via il Prato one can find stereotypical renaissance buildings next to a specialty of our century. Just opposite our hotel was a vending machine where one could get a set meal with different kinds of pasta. In the building next door was a violin maker and further away one could read the sign ´authentic´ garage. Many of these signs within the historic center of Florence are just a fake. These are places where you park your car and give the key to the person in charge. This person takes your car and parks it somewhere. Whenever you want your car back you have to call one hour in advance and you´ll get it back. I call this a temporary loss of control, but the idea is simple and one can make good money with it.
oil on canvas, painted on a canvaswrapped woodden frame