Florence, Italy – a weekend in September 2020

Bridges over the Arno River, Florence – September 2020

I did not think this trip would happen.

A weekend in Italy? A wedding in a country brought to its knees in agony by Covid-19 only months earlier? Surely not.

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Williams F1 keeps its wheels on

IMG_1250Metal wrenches against metal.  Too much time on the trigger.  A baby screams.  Fingers strain as a wheel slugs into place and a hand chops down to mark job done.  The time is unconvincing.

Final chance to slice the margins downwards.  The stopwatch flies – slick and precise.  In the first blur the wheel nut traps in the gun and the brief scramble to realign surges the time to over 35 seconds.   Aspiration deflates … it’s been a coffee and croissants performance suitable only for caravans.

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