“What is the fatal charm of Italy? What do we find there that can be found nowhere else? I believe it is a certain permission to be human, which other places, other countries, lost long ago.” –Erica Jong
I love revisiting files of images from trips past! Who wouldn’t actually, especially when they are from Italy.
This area of Italy was a place that I hadn’t taken the time to trek up to during my first 3 times to the country, so even though I only had a couple of days to explore it on this particular trip, I figured it was about time to get up there. Of course after arriving there and getting a small taste of a couple of the many villages that could be explored in this region, I realized that this would most likely be my first of many trips here. The best way to explore this area is of course to home base yourself in a town like Varena and explore the other villages via the intricate boat system that shuffles the locals from village to village. That is, unless you are personal friends with Mr. George Clooney, a regular to this lake region. Of course is that were the case, there is a REALLY good chance that you would not be reading this lil’ ole blog post of mine….lol!
I was inspired to dig into this file of Italian images incidentally after chatting a bit yesterday with a cute photographer that has been time lapsing a show that I am lighting here this week. The canvas of her life so far has been painted with scenic memories of stays in Cuba, South Florida, and Italy. It was when we started chatting about Italy that her eyes really lit up. Seems it has that effect on so many 🙂
Speaking of time lapses actually, here is one I thru together a while ago from this region. Its a bit choppy, but still kinda cool. I have learned so much since then. Guess I’ll have to make it back to give it another go I guess!