Sunday, April 3, 2011

Italy.....

Just returned from a fabulous week in Italy.  Of course I had hoped to finish some embroidery to show here, but no such luck.  Too much time spent eating and just absorbing the slower, more deliberate pace of life you assume there.

I took a lot of photos, and made one drawing.  I really envy those who are able to actually use their sketchbooks while on an active holiday!  I have to admit I didn't draw this from life -- Italian coffee is consumed in about two seconds!

Coffee at Terzi, Bolognaterzi coffee

I love visiting the food markets:

meat market, BolognaVeggies in Bologna market


fishes, no loaves.Carciofi, Bologna
The statue of Neptune is an iconic symbol of Bologna:

iconic Bologna

But then, so is this -- amongst the Italians, Bologna is considered the culinary capital:

Pane & Vino Restaurant


Tamburini deli, Bologna
Bologna gate
Bologna street scene
I have so many photos of landmarks from previous visits, so increasingly I'm trying to capture the "everyday" stuff.

alley in Lucca

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

che bel paese!

Arty Em, Creativity Traveler said...

oh so beautiful ... I often wonder how we can recreate the gentle elegant pace of European life here in the states.
I guess we can't, no matter how much fancy cheese and good wine we indulge in.
lovely photos!