In the above shot I wanted to include the figure crossing the courtyard, though he is a little too far away to provide context.
I cropped the following shot and converted it to a black & white to emphasize its symmetry. Again, I wanted to include the figure in the passageway. I just wish the sign hadn't been there.
Below is a shot of a wall fountain that is just visible on the left side of the first shot above and was fortunate to get the following exceptionally crisp shot that I liked despite the discoloration.
The Boboli Gardens are extensive and not what I had expected. I had envisioned a well manicured, relatively level gardens area. Instead, what we toured was a more natural environment that was much hillier. Although I took a number of shots, I didn't keep any of them other than this shot looking back at the palace.
Following the tour of the gardens, we got a look at the palace's interior. And here is where things started to look more typical of palace environments--over the top opulence.
I often find myself shooting ceilings, particularly when they are ornate. Here are a few examples.
The rooms we passed through were of course over-furnished with paintings and statuary. Here are just a couple of examples:
A detail of a painting by Raphael that appears to portray a couple of cherubs reviewing ticker tape results.
And a lovely nude sculpture.
Finally, I spied the following large vase sculpture in one of the palace's side rooms and caught this symmetrical shot--my favorite of those I took in this venue.