Memories of Florence
A new book from Dan Brown was released today. An NBC news article states,
Inferno, released Tuesday, sticks with the classic recipe: The novel’s opening scenes are set in Florence, an Italian city with a history as convoluted as its street map. Dante’s Divine Comedy provides literary and artistic allusions — and lots of numerological clues for Langdon.
Florence? Convoluted street maps? Really? You don’t say.
I recall a trip to Florence a few years ago, where we attempted to navigate the labyrinthine streets.
“I think the hotel is this way.”
“Are you sure? I thought it was that way.”
“We just came from that way.”
“No, we can from that direction. I remember.”
“Oh look guys, there’s the Duomo. Again.”
“Oh. Ok. Well maybe it’s that way, then.”
“My shoes are wet. I need to buy a pair of socks.”
“How about we stop and get some wine?”
“Weren’t we just here?”
As J.R.R. Tolkien reminded us, “not all who wander are lost.”