June 22, 2009

Italy....random photos

Photo opportunities were everywhere in Italy...


architecture, crowds of tourists,

frescos and icons,

to the simplicity of wooden pews.

Don't forget to look up!

I had never seen shutters that hinged up like this.

The domed architecture of the Baptistry of St. John in Pisa




to classical statues and iron gates.

Italy !

11 comments:

Fog and Thistle said...

This brings me back many (gah...15!) years to my semester abroad. Pining now...

Sweet Repose said...

What a trip, I can just lose myself in the history there...but the tourists...argh...

Love the shutters too...cool!

Golden West said...

You really got some great shots! Digital cameras are such a blessing - they give us the opportunity to go for it and take pictures galore since there's no film to pay to be developed. I've made a habit of keeping my camera in my purse - I even take it along to the grocery store, just in case...

vicki archer said...

Don't you just love those shutters?...xv

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Clever shutters: sun stays out, air comes in...

Victoria said...

I really want to go to Italy!

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Loving those shutters, too.
Great shots, thanks for sharing part of your trip with us.
Peace, Judi

DancingMooney ♥ said...

oh my gosh, those pews are beautiful!!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

The frescos and architecture just amaze me not to mention the age of most of them! It is so wonderful that they preserve what they have for all of us to enjoy. Always love to see your pictures!

vickysplace1 said...

I love to travel and enjoy the art, people, history and food. Italy is sure on my agenda to travel too. What a beautiful place!

Hey Harriet said...

Love these random pics. I so want to go to Italy!!!