Venice, and the islands of Murano and Burano, may be one of my all time favorite placees to photograph. There is so much history and texture and reflection in the place. Every where you turn, every change in light, there is a new image to capture. Even with all of the tourists, you can imagine it in its grand heyday. The tacky trinket stands can’t cover up the inherent elegance of Venice. I like this image, because it captures a quiet calm and very simply gives you a sense of place.
Archives for November 2009
Coffee is a passion in Italy. You can’t go more than a block without running into another “bar” that serves caffe (coffee) and a wide variety of brioches (crispy croissants with some sweet filling). Cappucino is served here only in the morning as a breakfast drink, and the designs in the foam are an art form. You don’t get a 12oz latte to go here! While I don’t like coffee myself, I appreciate the beauty and ritual of it all. This cappucino is one that my sister got on our visit to Padua a couple of weeks ago. You can actually see her reflected in the spoon, how cool is that!
What’s this “Photo a Day?”
In my online photo group, some folks try to take a photo a day. It’s a wonderful way to see life in the everyday and keeps you in the photographic groove. I’m not up for taking a photo a day necessarily, it seems like “one more thing to do,” but I’ve decided I’m going to try to POST a photo a day here to the blog. OK, I fully admit it might end up to be more like a few photos a week. 🙂 I have taken so many wonderful pictures this year that I haven’t edited and shared, that I thought this would be an easy way to share a few. And you’ll also hear from me more often!
Have you ever bought something new to wear, and the weather will just not cooperate? I found some cute rain boots in Venice last weekend. I’m ready for the rain, and can now walk Brandon to school without getting soaking wet. So where did the rain go? I want to wear my cute new boots! I love these!
A self-portrait op presented itself, at the front door of our apartment building. Me and my Italian look, except I should be wearing black boots and not colorful rain boots. That’s just me. 🙂
But maybe when it rains buckets for a few days I’ll see more of the Italian rain boot fashion out and about. There are quite few rain boot choices for women here. Much better than in Oregon, where you would think you could find cute rain boots…
Yesterday my mom, sister Laurie and cousin Heather arrived from the US for a week long visit. They arrived at our house midday, and after they had showered and rested a bit we went to Bergamo for a few hours, to walk around and keep them awake. We came home for a nice dinner of Minestrone soup Patrick had made and drank a couple of bottles of wine while we talked and got caught up.
Today everyone slept in and we finally headed out of the house into Milan in the afternoon. We had at 3:45 reservation to view Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, The Last Supper, so we ate some lunch and then headed there. On the way back home we visited the duomo and then rode the Metro home. There is a whole story around a run-in with the officials on the Metro – I’ll let Patrick tell on his blog, since he has the pictures, so be sure to head over there to catch that little escapade. 🙂
We are having fun! It’s nice to have visitors here.