Italian man and street art
Ravenna, Italy. There is so much to see in Ravenna, and I took so many photos that I’m just now starting to go through my photos from that trip back in October. It’s pretty overwhelming because we hit so many sights.
I took this photo from Dantes’ grave. The street art looks like a modern-day illustration of Dantes’ Inferno, and the guy in front of it looks like he is part of the piece. I love the colors; I love the juxtaposition. He could almost be thinking or dreaming about his own eventuality.
Continue reading Reflection #495 – Dantes’ Street Art
A gorgeous night, in a gorgeous town, Jim and I were determined to get this shot. We played with it for a long time. You see parts of Padua are on an island, and this is the waterway that surrounds the island. We were standing on the bridge with our trusty tripod maneuvering to get the best angle, best time…well, you know the drill. The problem was this was on a bridge that was very jumpy. Every car, motorcycle, and pram that rolled over it made it bounce and bounce. Well try taking a long exposure on bouncy bridge [...]
Continue reading Photo of the Day – Padua Reflection
It’s the last day of December, and time to think about what we did during 2012 and make some plans for 2013.
As the year 2012 was coming to a close, we gazed upon this gorgeous sunset over Mont Blanc, France. Thank you 2012!
1. In June we moved from our home of four years, Ankara, to Schweinfurt, Germany. We know this is a somewhat temporary place for us as the military is drawing down even more. We’re hoping to find out a little more between January and April.
2. In July, we had a huge [...]
Continue reading Our Travel Delights of 2012…and Plans for 2013!!!
Who goes to gorgeous Venice in the evening and doesn’t take her tripod? Yep, me…that’s who! Not too smart. I came away with some decent photos, but not anywhere near the quality I would have had with the added support (hee hee) of my trusty tripod. That’ll teach me. When was the last time you were kicking yourself for not bringing a tripod?
Sunny Sicily. Here is a shot of Mt. Etna, an active volcano.
Traveling through southern Italy, you come upon these charming buildings that one man told me were introduced by the Ottomans. It makes sense, since there are similiar house designs in southern Turkey.
Just a small island off the tip of Italy, Sardinia, is surprisingly charming. I’ve been a few times, and it has never disappointed me. In fact it’s high time I head back. You might think the only thing to do there is go to the beach, and although they do have some fabulous beaches, that is not my thing. I still haven’t figured out what the allure is of sweating profusely and trying to brush all the sand from your body has for people, so I may go to the beach for a walk or to take some photos, [...]
Continue reading La Bella….Sardegna! What I love in Italy – Indie Travel Challenge #9
This photo taken in one of the houses in Herculaeum shows how intact some of the tiles and rooms are. It’s pretty amazing. I think it’s one of the most interesting World Heritage Sites that I’ve ever been to.