Saturday, November 19, 2011

The last foliage

The fall is rapidly dying out. Although winter is a month away, the foliage shots are hard to get now. This shot with the E PL-2 was

taken in Juniper Valley Park, near my house.

Friday, November 18, 2011

A few more from Erice

I have posted photos from this lovely mountain town right on the north west corner of Sicily. A place full of history and also of mythological importance.



Thursday, November 17, 2011

More from Liguria / Nikon D 200

These two landscapes are also from the area around rapallo. It was an unusually cloudy day for April but it gave a nice feeling. In Italy sometimes you almost miss a cloudy day.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Italian golf course / Nikon D 200

It's not what you expect to see in Italy but this golf course is in Rapallo in the region of Liguria. This is a very up scale area with the next town being Porto Fino and one of Italy's most beautiful area.

Nana

This lovely dog, Nana', is the mascot of the Genoa Football Club Oregina. [Soccer}. The name does not denote some drink but stands for the name of the neighborhood in
Genova.
She is one of the sweetest and most loved dogs around. Also very pretty.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Terrace

Flowers are very central to Italian life. Windows, terraces and balconies are full of them. This terrace was shot in Genoa,

Monday, November 14, 2011

There's always Venice

When things get difficult i.e. when photos are hard to find, I always turn to Venice, Here we see masks outside
a store and a shot of Rialto.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Torino

Torino was the first capital of Italy, the second was Florence anf finally, after the Papal forces aided by the French were defeated on September 10, 1870, Rome became it's capital. This forced the pope to declare himself a prisoner of the Vatican. He should have remained one or better he should have bees sent packing to Avignon. But then Mussolini, needing the support of the Church, signed the Lateran


Treaty and he basically gave away the store but enough of the History lesson.