So I just returned from the meeting I attended (IUCr Congress XX) in Florence, Italy. Florence is a beautiful town, with an unbelievably rich artistic and cultural heritage. You can’t walk 100 feet in a straight line without colliding with buildings or sculpture by some of the greatest masters of the Renaissance, and despite the fact that I was there the better part of 10 days, I barely scratched the surface.

As is my (somewhat obsessive-compusive) custom, I kept a detailed journal of the trip, and I hope to share some of that narrative here at some point. But for now, here’s one of my pictures of the city from the overlook at the Piazzale Michelangelo.

Matt at the Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence