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Friday, January 14, 2011

Photo Friday: Streets of Assisi


There was a lot of talk going around the web this week about Italy and, as always, with very good reason.  I have such fond memories of the time we spent living in the bel paese and all of the wonderful trips we were able to take.

The BBC write-up this week about Lucca being the best city to visit in Spring 2011, got me thinking about all the small towns scattered about Italy that are veritable tourist gems - walled cities like Lucca & Gubbio, hill-top treasures like Orvieto, and spiritual oases like Assisi.

This is one of my favorite photos taken in Italy (of quite a numerous collection), simply because it shows the subtly of the changing afternoon light on the stone walls and, even more simply, because it captures the everyday warmth & calm of wandering narrow streets like these in uncoutable, humble Italian towns.

Here's hoping your weekend is full of comfort and warmth... bon weekend a tous! xx

8 comments:

  1. We hope to make many more visits to Italy from Provence; its really not that far away. We spent a great weekend in the Cinque Terre last fall and we can't wait to explore new areas. Thanks for the reminder!

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  2. I know Michel, it's really so close to us in the end - every time we go to Nice, I feel like I'm practically in Italy!
    Cinque Terre is wonderful - haven't been in a long time & would love to take a return trip. Have a lovely weekend!

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  3. *sigh* Ma che bello...Have a great weekend, Tuula!

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  4. This is a beautiful photo. I think the places of wonder in Italy (France too) are endless.

    Velva

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  5. Happy Friday to you too, Tuula! I agree with Velva...so many wonders in both Italy and France. I love Assisi and your photo.

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  6. This is the kind of photo that transports you to a magical time of day. I like the shadows and light, and the way you catch a glimpse of the distance...

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  7. That photo is so beautiful and serene.

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