I have said for quite a long time that if I ever make any real money, I will live in Italy. I might be talked into Spain or Portugal also, especially if its near the water. And Croatia has a deep place in my wanderlusting heart.
But I simply love everything about Italy.
It helps that when I cook, Italian food is on the menu about ninety percent of the time. Add in cheap and wonderful wine. Scenic towns and villages all over the place. Rolling mountains. Good transportation. Excellent coffee.
And coming from the American South, they seem to just have the speed of life that I appreciate. If you aren’t from the South, I am not sure you will fully understand (I didn’t for a long time), but basically… life shouldn’t be lived in a rush.
Here are some of the images I took in my last few weeks there that resonate with me:
The Roman Colosseum as seen through a passing bus. I should have gone over and given some beer money to those guys on the other side of the street that sat still while I snapped this longer exposure shot.
A view from inside the Colosseum, wide angle.
One of the many beautiful churches in Assisi, which is one of my favorite mountain-top towns in Italy, though I am certainly up for finding another couple dozen of them for proper comparison.
As you know, I love photos of people taking photos. I had to crop out the two photographers here, but I got the subjects posing. This is in front of the Arch of Constantinople, right outside the Colosseum.
Occasionally, I like to just get a little funky. This was just a random street corner in Rome.
I hope I have some good video and time lapse of this street artist at work. We’ll see, whenever I get a chance to do some mass editing.
Did I mention the food??
Have you been to Italy?
What are some of your favorite aspects of this country? Do you share my love of it?