Dramatic Lighting [10|365]

At first I was thinking of doing a theme of old and new architecture, since there are parts of the city that were rebuilt after the war, not to mention the parts of the city outside the old city center. But then I thought I’d focus more on the fantastic light this morning. I love silhouette effects, as well as strong contrasts of light and … Continue reading Dramatic Lighting [10|365]

Iron Lacework [9|365]

One of the reasons I like walking down Via Irnerio is the section where the portici disappear, replaced by low walls and iron fences. They remind me a bit of my time in New Orleans where the French Quarter and some of the Uptown homes have lovely ironwork. On Via Irnerio, some are boring old spikey types, but some are quite lovely, particularly at the … Continue reading Iron Lacework [9|365]

Pets and Ports [7|365]

Today was pet store day. Charlie’s favorite day! He’s always trying to get me to go in that direction and when we actually did this morning, he started pulling and practically running to get there. Having to wait for the light to change to cross the street had him almost whimpering in frustration! Poor puppy! Then, as the light changed, an actual puppy came up … Continue reading Pets and Ports [7|365]

Coal or Chocolate? [5-6 gennaio]

You may think that stockings and being naughty or nice were over with on December 25, but not if you’re in Italy. Today they celebrate the epiphany with the Befana (a witch-like figure) who leaves stockings for the kids with coal if they’ve been naughty (black-colored sugary liquorice things which sound pretty awful, to be honest) or chocolates, oranges, and little toys/games. We did stockings … Continue reading Coal or Chocolate? [5-6 gennaio]

1 Gennaio 2019

I’ve done a photo a day project in the past and thought about doing it again. Today was easy, as Charlie and I went for a long walk around town. As it was a bit chilly, I thought he should at least wear a scarf. And of course a Dutch dog wears an orange scarf, especially while posing on some of the pretty portico flooring. … Continue reading 1 Gennaio 2019

Highs and lows, ups and downs, su e giù

What a year. Mainly lousy, but we did get married. That was nice. But yeah, not a lot of blogging. I really am a bit burnt out right now. I manage to post to Instagram, but that’s about it. But I’ve got this blog and might as well do something with it on the last day of the year. So here are a handful of … Continue reading Highs and lows, ups and downs, su e giù