It’s so amazing how the human brain works. As I’ve studied silhouettes over the last few weeks, certain images from my archive have come to mind. I haven’t seen or worked with some of these images in forever, but the memory of them pops up and I have to go find them.
Today’s image is one I had to go digging for, because my brain would not let it go! Looking out over Verona, this arch in the arena was a perfect frame for the scene, capturing my husband and son in silhouette. I like the juxtaposition of the old and the new, a unique portrait of our visit to this place.
If you ever visit Italy, don’t miss Verona. Not only is it in the Veneto, my favorite region of Italy, it also had my favorite Roman arena. Oh, I know, the Coliseum in Rome was the biggest, but the one in Verona is the best preserved. You can walk in it and through it and sit on the marble seats that are two thousand years old. They still have performances here, although we were never able to time it right to see one. This arena is living history, the best kind in my book.