Silent Sunday September 22, 2019 Related 7 responses to “Silent Sunday” Oh how Italy calls to me. Io Italiano!! Lovely pics. Thanks for sharing. Lori, We’ve lived where you have recently traveled & were honored to be a visitor. The kindness we were shown made fast friends who still email (we all love it including our French friends who visit & write. The cites are different with locals along & they will suddenly say, “Wait we must see such & such a garden that is so hidden we would never have found it on our own.” When Notre Dame was burning friends wrote immediately & were simply crushed. Venice is where we sunbathed on huge slabs of slate stones around the ocean & an American chef ran to find us when he heard we were on the Lido. A lovely day followed finishing with a meal he prepared for us. But Florence where we lived for so long in a Villa behind The David statue is all our favorite place. Thank you for reawakening so many memories, I am now going to email our friends to see what they are doing after mass today. When we were in Venice many years ago, itook a picture of the opposite building. I used oil paints to replicate the scene and often wondered if the “yellows” were an accurate rendering. After seeing your recent and today’s photos, my mind’s eye was pretty spot on the shades of gold and yello! Thanks so much for sharing your pictures and your travels. When you lined up this frame, did you know you were including the boatman? Or, were you taking the boatman and decided to include as many juxtapositions as possible? Genius.. yep and I love it. When you were there, did you long for the camera that was home alone in Minnesota? Would love to have coffee table book of your photography!!! A+A+ A+ Thank you ever so much. Lori, this looks like the B&B we were in, in 2010! Thanks for the memories. Our youngest son lived in Torino for over 13 years. He moved there in his very early 20’s and did not know much of the language and learned to speak 5 different dialects. He is now back in the S.F./Berkeley area, but his heart is still in Italy. He will probably retired there. We loved Florence, too, but also Rapallo!! I loved eating the seafood there and the wonderful hotel room overlooking the peaceful water. It was our 25th wedding anniversary and they upgraded our room. How kind, eh? Comments are closed.