Here are the rest of the Italy pictures I would like to share:
The first picture I took in Italy.
Seeing this sketched face in a fresco made me feel such kinship with the artist - I could just imagine him or her quickly drawing this face. I wonder what was in their mind the moment they drew it oh so many years ago!
Ice cream cones!
Pantheon with pigeon's shadow.
Yesterday's chalk drawing.
View from the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Can you imagine what this view felt like in the 1500's when it was one of the tallest buildings in the world?
Today's chalk drawing.
I love this picture outside of the Ufizzi!
It appears to me that this angel is in trouble!
While I was in Italy I missed the peak bloom of my wisteria (and my traditional Wisteria Party) but was comforted by this beautiful bloom.
Pondering some classic colors..
Temple of Antoninus and Faustina
In the Roman Forum.
Photographing the goddess.
Check out the scale of this baby! It seemed big enough to hold a country which in some ways it does.
The astonishing Cinque Terre area.
That blue! Cinque Terre.
Locks that have been put up for sentimental reasons - a form of grafitti even. I find they look very beautiful here. I've never seen this done in the states.
A story in stone...
Buried fresco revealed.
Olives and artichokes.
Grapes just starting to leaf out.
And that's my seven day trip to Italy!