One of the hardest parts of writing Seeds of Truer Natures has been trying to figure out the building interiors. We had talked about going to Italy this year, or I’m not sure I would have attempted this book – but then, well, COVID-19 hit, and here we are.
Pictures are just two of several scans sent to me by a historian connected with the palazzo today. Part of the trickiness, you see, is that when the Riccardi family bought the building they greatly expanded it, so all the modern pictures and floor plans don’t represent the structure in Lorenzo’s time. The original building was a perfect cube, as seen in the picture on the left. The one on the right was the historian’s guess as to the placement of the library … which in turn doesn’t quite match up with the English translation of the inventory that I have. It’s a rabbit hole, and the kind of thing that I can spend way too much time on relative to its importance in the story.