Secondhand Smokette once insisted that I “get a hobby” so that I would find ways to relax. I began to shoot photographs. Here are a few I am pleased with from our recent sojourn in Italy that I share for your (I hope) enjoyment.
This is a shot in Rome taken from just above the Forum to some buildings in the sunset:
The glory that was Rome:
Here’s a picture of a fruit stand near the Forum as darkness fell. I like the rich colors.
I am fascinated with the textures of rich store displays, which I consider “temporary art.” This furniture store in Rome, shot through the window at night with the flash off, is a case in point:
This is a picture taken from inside St. Peter’s out through a window that shows Christ from the back in a nice silhouette.
Debra and I have an affinity for this 2500-year-old Etruscan cremation urn that depicts a married couple who seem (like us occasionally) to be bickering. The urn is on display in a museum in the Tuscan hill town of Volterra.
In a word: Venice.