And it’s Suddenly Winter

Autumn was long and warm, very unseasonably warm. This morning I woke up and winter has arrived. Can’t say it found me unprepared. I had sorted out winter clothes a couple of weeks ago, hoping that with the first rains the temperatures would have dropped, and hats, scarfs, and gloves were ready.

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Autumn has Arrived

Finally the Fall is here. Two days of heavy rain and a significant drop in temperatures and we are in Fall. The leaves are yellowing and falling. We are changing the clothing, adding blankets to our beds, and storing the sandals for next year. A rainy fall day offers so many photo-ops. It is just […]

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Waiting for Fall

Fall is not coming this year. I was earnestly expecting a month of full colors, golden leaves, and the various shades of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, pink, magenta, blue and brown so typical of the Fall season. Instead the leaves are sticking to the trees for their dear life. Up to last week the trees were still green, the temperatures are around 65F, and there are […]

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The old donut is passé

Forget the old donut, what is in now are the most improbable shapes for floating devices. Other must have are Panama hats and fancy sunglasses. Fur-trimmed slides. (Expect fur-trimming a bit everywhere in the coming winter). Open air Caffès sipping Italian ice. Stand Up Paddling.

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Colors of Summer—August

I love August colors The blues of the sea and sky The golds, yellows, and orange of the sun rising and setting The beiges of the sand at different hours of the day I love this lazy hot month, in the middle of the summer I love the sweet early hours And the lazy afternoons […]

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Hot Cross Buns

If you have no daughters, give them to your sons, one ha’ penny, two ha’ penny, Hot Cross Buns Summer days on the beach; tiny bikini are a must have. The size of the bottom doesn’t matter much; for good or bad (the bad is not pictured here) this bikini is the hit of the […]

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The colors of summer–July

Why I love summer, because summer days are longer, the light is stronger. No matter the hour, it’s prime time to be outdoors taking pictures. The sunlight’s intensity, direction and color change over the course of the day. These are my colors for July summer days; I love the whites best Or the blues Of […]

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Museo Etnografico and Women

Udine’s Museo Etnografico is housed in Palazzo Giacomelli, a building which dates back to the 16th century. The building takes its name from its last owner Sante Giacomelli who bought it in 1900. Palazzo Giacomelli underwent some reconstruction at the end of the nineteenth century, like the façade with false red bricks, decorated with festoons, […]

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Venice in pictures

Now it is not the right time to visit Venice. It is best to wait when the schools start and part of the tourists are gone. Venice is being destroyed by tourism and flooding. More tourists means less residents, therefore the city identity is lost, too many convenience stores are replaced by tourists souvenirs shops. […]

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A Few Good Shots

From some Instagram groups I was awarded best pics under some categories. Here are some Views of the city architecture My favorite is the leading image up above. It was one of the three finalist, did not came up No. 1; but it was based on Instagram likes 👍 and there is no telling on […]

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Facades

I like taking pictures of the facades of various buildings I see in Italy. There are so many buildings that offer very good examples of facades in various styles. In architecture, the facade of a building is the most important aspect of an architectural edifice, as it sets the tone for the rest of the […]

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Five-Days hike

Starting a five-days hike in the Friulian Dolomites (Northern East), bordering Austria. The mountains here are most spectacular landscapes in the world, as UNESCO world heritage property. Their spectacular light colored pinnacles and peaks that contrast beautifully with the forests and meadow below are a delight for the visitors. This area is constantly monitored to […]

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