You go to Firenze (Florence), Italy, even to run in a marathon, one of the reasons you’ll go is the art (and the food, and perhaps the language).

Having been to Florence already a few times, and with the city’s must-see sights such as the Duomo and the Uffizi Galleries thronging with tourists, I just walked and kept my eyes open.

And beside the official high art of the Renaissance, there was quite a bit of modern public interpretation of art – and signs of Tuscan/Florentine commercial tradition – I had never before noticed, but saw now.

Ah, the things we miss if we only rush to the things that are a must-see…