May 26, 2009

The ruins

Bologna - my first day in Italy, bus from airport to downtown where we would later take the train to Florence. A long journey, 21 hours of travel at this point. We left my luggage at the train station and spent a couple hours walking around Bologna. The ruins caught my eye. I always seem to prefer the slightly decrepit. This is one of my first photos...


Rome, second to last day of my Italian journey. 
Again, the ruins fascinate me.






Especially these fallen chunks....

8 comments:

Waterstone Jewelry said...

I am drooling and extremely envious! You lucky girl.
I am living my travel dreams vicariously through you.
thanks.

Elizabeth said...

Something romantic and haunting about ruins.
Super pictures.

littlebyrd said...

I love the ruins - totally fsacinating.

vicki archer said...

I adore a ruin too - especially the Forum in Rome, xv.

Golden West said...

Those four balls near the crypt (?) in the first picture are fascinating. Symbolic of something or maybe sometimes a ball is just a ball...

Donna Pizzi said...

A note to Golden West... Those large balls are not symbolic but were used for warfare in medieval times. They were stone cannon balls. Friends of ours, who live in Mugnano had some of those in their garden. Those are HUGE for cannon balls, so they must have had a very big army to fight!
Ciao, Donna

M.Kate said...

I love ruins...like in Angkor Wat, it's like walking into a piece of history and wondering what happens hundreds of years ago.

Jenn said...

Reminds me of a lot of places I stopped to take photos in Ireland. Europe is so cool with its ancient ruins...they were falling down before our country was even a glimmer on the flat map! Beautiful shots.