Bardolino, Lake Garda, Italy

It’s a  cloudy and cold day and yet… this small but very interesting town in Lake Garda has so much magic in it, the day seemed brighter and warmer.

Lake Garda and…

Who hanged this heart of stone?

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“It is only with the heart that one can see clearly” this phrase reminds me of…The little Prince (in the book written by Antoine de Saint Exupèry) “It is only in the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye”.

Someone painted this on a wall…

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Love is…

Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday!

“Acqua alta”, Venice

Venice…Though in the past few days the city and its inhabitants were greatly affected by the bad weather condition here in the north of Italy, though in some parts of Saint Mark’s  Square you can still see the effects of the “acqua alta”, considered as one of the worst in the history of Venice, it is amazing how this historical city in the veneto region, for me, the most romantic city in the world,  is still so beautiful though today it seems to be pleading to be protected and preserved for the future generations to come. Venice is not only a beautiful city but it also represents one of the most precious and beautiful legacy the past has ever given to humanity.

 

A seagull…a beautiful sight amidst the effects of “acqua alta” in Venice.

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Gondolas and “acqua alta”. Too much water under the bridge near “Bacino Orseolo”.

November 29, 2019

A wheel and a Lake

Lake Landro, Val Landro, Dobbiaco, Italy

This wheel is part of the cableway which brought provisions from Lake Landro to Mt. Piana for the soldiers during the First World War – Italy – Austria.

It is in moments like visiting such an amazing Lake and in knowing about its role during the First World War which makes me understand the value of peace and freedom.

Good day to all!

Pompei, Naples, Italy

I think the best way to visit Naples is having somebody from the place to tour you around the city. I didn’t waste our time and though it was just a day trip, we were able to see some important landmarks of the city. Like the churches of San Gennaro, Santa Filomena, piazzale Largo San Martino e most of all…to finally visit the city of Pompei. I was not really prepared to see a city destroyed by a violent eruption of a volcano but what I saw left me with mixed emotions.

Inside the church of San Gennaro, Naples, Italy

The following pictures are from the archeological site of the ancient Roman city of Pompei:

Oh! Aside from the breathtaking view of Naples, the coastline and Mt. Vesuvio from “Piazzale Largo San Martino, you can also find shops where you can buy handmade “Cameos”. Honestly, I am quiet worried for all those who are living very near the volcano!

Traveling is really a very good way to learn deeper about places and its people. Often, prejudiced opinions written or said has the power to discourage anyone but surely, for me, one of the best ways to understand and see reality is experiencing or seeing it with my own eyes, not through the eyes or experiences of someone else.

 

Ponte Vecchio, Firenze, Italy

Autumn here in Italy…a centuries old historical Bridge and the heartwarming memory of days spent with the special persons in my life.

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“Ponte Vecchio” – Old Bridge and the river Arno. A world famous symbol of the city of Florence Italy.

Picture taken using a Nikon 5200 – Aperture priority mode.

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View from Ponte Vecchio, Firenze, Italy. Nikon 5200 – Aperture priority mode

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Photo taken with IPhone XR

Gloomy days, like some days of Autumn, can be brightened with heartwarming  thoughts  of days spent with love ones. I cannot bring back time but I can savor and make each moment of each day count as if it is my last one… I have gathered a lot of heartwarming memories of special persons and places. I have learned a lot of lessons and I know I still have a lot to  learn. Life is a very interesting journey!

Wishing everyone a pleasant and restful weekend!

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Aperture priority mode – f8, f5.6 and Macro.

An afternoon walk in a cloudy day,  a Nikon d5200, good company and the need to learn more about one of my greatest passions, Photography,  just colored a cloudy autumn day.

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Aperture priority mode, f5.6

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Autumn is always  an interesting season.

Nikon d5200, Macro

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Nasturtium 2019

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Aster 2019

Taking pictures for me, is like freezing time. If I will learn to do it well, it would be like expressing without words the essence of the moment, the profound beauty of the gifts of nature and it would be like having once again the sweet memory of bygone days.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday and a pleasant and fruitful week.

As another week unfolds

I fill my thoughts with all the beautiful things seen until this day

I dream of new opportunities and positive experiences

I hope for new ways to understand the connection between life and time

My past is nothing but a guideline to the present

The future is a dream, almost within reach.

Campo Tures 2019, Alto Adige, Italy

Wishing everyone a pleasant and fruitful week!

I dream of blue skies, cool air, a mountain and fields with flowers

I hope the ticks will not find me.

Villa Parco Bolasco, Castelfranco Veneto (TV), Italy

A romantic garden…

Wandering thoughts

Refreshing hues of green

A memory.

Sophora Japonica Pendula…A Sleeping Beauty for more than 100 years.

Villa Revedin Bolasco.

A particular staircase that caught

my eye. “Lo scalone del Meduna”

Le scuderie – the Stable

A romantic garden to help me understand even more, that life is a journey, sometimes in search for the hidden priceless “gems”… a landscape created by man and nature to give generations to come an amazing gift that could last forever…

Wishing everyone a wonderful week!