Saturday, April 12, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday 210 - Menton

The temperature reached 22 degrees centigrade last Sunday afternoon in the beautiful sleepy Riviera resort of Menton famed for its microclimate and hours of sunshine......Consequently everyone was out soaking up the sunshine...

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Antibes Azur - the blue is back...

There's a very good reason why the French Riviera is called the "Cote D'Azur" and on the last day of March, the blue was certainly back in all its glory.....

You can see why these beautiful blues inspired artists who flocked to paint the light here, be it Picasso...

or Catalonian artist Jaume Plensa with his "Nomade" forever looking out to sea....

Antibes truly in azur!!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Shadow Shot 209 - Milan

This shot of people and their shadows was taken from the roof of the dazzlingly splendid cathedral in Milan...

Isn't it spectacular?? For more shadow shots this week, click HERE for Shadow Shot Sunday. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday 208 - Cuneo, Italy

These shadow black hands reaching across the street to greet their neighbours in a tiny back alley in the Italian town of Cuneo intrigued me when I stayed there overnight on route to Turin. I have no idea of their origin or significance but they seem such a lovely gesture of neighbourliness - Does anyone know any more about these hands?? For more shadow shots this week, click HERE for Shadow Shot Sunday. Enjoy!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Weekend Reflections 45 - Rome

Rome was very rainy when I visited recently - so when in Rome and it rains - take puddle shots and reflect on the ruins in the reflections instead. This was taken in the beautiful baroque gardens surrounding the Galleria Borghese. I had plenty of time to wander and take photographs, as despite buying a timed ticket for the gallery two months in advance for 11am, a simple notice posted outside translated as "Gallery closed for an important meeting - come back at 3pm!!" When in Rome...........

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Rome - Anyone for a........??

What would bring these four famous faces together??

A sandwich shop, no less, just off Piazza Popolo in Rome -  Anyone got any more examples of juxtaposed celebrity endorsement??  And anyone for a Putin Panini??

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday 207 - Palatine, Rome

Wandering around the Palatine in Rome recently, I found this quiet shadowy corner hidden from the grander spectacles and vistas of the place.....

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