Regards dear people from publish0x cryptonian planet,
The other days i was reading a very great book, which i do reccomend it to you all :-)
It's written by the great Mathias Enard and it's entitled "Tell them of Battles, Kings and Elephants" ... amazing book and writing.
The main protagonist it's, of course, Michelangelo ... I'm not getting specifically inside this book now ... i'm leaving it to you to read it :-)
I've got back to this photo that i was taking it in Firenze:
Il Vecchio Ponte di Firenze
I just wonder if on this famous bridge between worlds and with an historical and mystical resonance, soon, traders will be involved in the new futuristic tradings, instead of gold ... on cryptonian gold :-)
I've seen always this bridge as "the Bridge upon Time" between Worlds ... not only because in this city was given the birth of the Renaissance, but because thru trading era as well were build connections and exchanges of cultures between Firenze and expecially the Ottoman Empire ...
This, so called "exchange/trading" of traditional objects of an empire/region, customs and people across physical borders, amidst an atmosphere of cultural and religious differences holds a relevance that transcends
time, echoing throughout the pages of the human history and persisting even in the twenty-first
This is what i can tell about Firenze ... I could sense in my short passing thru that " Il Vecchio Ponte di Firenze" the wonderful old time of trades/exchanges of gold, silver, spices ... even if i know that this place was mainly for jewellry exchange.
Firenze played a very important role at some moment in the trading process with the Ottoman Empire.
The crosscultural relationship between Florence and the Ottoman Empire was emphasizing its
The events of the Congress of Mantua provide insight of a
situation where Firenze had to manage its relations with Mehmet II in the face of
papal pressure and its own mercantile ambitions.
Both the pope and the people of Firenze had referred to a possible conflict of interest in the very next period, which were presumably connected with the two Florentine galleys that had sailed for the Levant in the middle of August 1459.
This level of concern on the part of the people of Firenze to protect their galleys was mainly due to a
state-initiated effort ever since the purchase of Porto Pisano and Leghorn in 1421 to establish Firenze and its newly built galley system as a major player in the Levantine maritime trade.
In fact, this possession of a galley system proved to be a vital instrument of trade, enabling Firenze e to oust Venice as the predominant trading colony in Constantinople in 1453.
As i've felt, Firenze was playing a major role at some moment in Time on the trading era.
I do recommend you all to visit Firenze, read the book of Mathias Enard to understand much more the customs, relations that have been established in that period in Time between the Great Ottoman Empire and the amazing Firenze ...
Enjoy the photos i've took inside this old city with such a great history:
I do really recommend that everyone, at least, while it's still in this World spectrum, to visit Firenze and enjoy its culture/history/food and of course, its art.
I'm inviting you as well to listen a composition of mine performed of kiz turkish ney, which might suit to this awesome spectrum of Firenze with its influences still still present from that ancient times:
My saba saz semaisi