It's already New Year's Day in Florence, and in another few hours it will be your turn, America. There's no other place in the world that I would rather have spent it, than in Piazza della Signoria, with Giuseppe Lanzetta conducting l’Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale Moldava under the Loggia dei Lanzi.
A couple of days ago while crossing the Arno on the Ponte Vecchio, I captured the above photo of a white pigeon taking flight from the bridge. It made me think of the New Year to come. It very simply made me hope that 2011 will be for everyone I know, a year in which we will all lift ourselves to new heights and get closer to finding our dreams, whatever they are.