|School sign on old printing stone|
But occasionally you get surprises. Many of these multi-story buildings have a central courtyard that is hidden from public view. Sometimes these are gardens for the residents of the buildings, other times they are parking lots.
|Horse stalls converted to cubicles|
Today it is a non-profit offering short courses and full degrees. And amazing sights.
|Used litho stones and student bikes|
|Student at plate-cleaning station|
|Very old press|
This was what I really hoped for with this trip: An accidental discovery of a unique piece of Florentine life. I like the museums, but I am ecstatic to see how the techniques of the masters are passed to young artists today. In many ways, that was why I left the news industry to become a professor of journalism. I hope I do as well as Vincenzo.