Thursday, 22 May 2008

13 Favorite Photos I've Taken






13 Favorite Photos (That I've Taken)

Today I thought I'd share a few of my favorite photos - in most cases, they are photos that I've taken, but one or two were taken by other people instead. Almost all of these are taken in Italy, of course, since this is where my love for photography got a chance to really blossom.

So, in no particular order, here are 13 of my favorite photos! :)

I start with this one, since it's her birthday tomorrow:

Me with my mother on her first visit to Italy, September 2006. (photo taken by my hubby)

On that same visit, the next morning (my mother and stepfather's first official day in Italy), we were greeted by this sight:

Isola Pescatore (Lago Maggiore, Italy) at sunrise, September 2006.

When the hubby and I honeymooned back in 2004, we went to Tuscany (of course). That's where I took this next shot:



A Siena vicolo (alleyway) in La Contrada della Pantera, March, 2004.

And then, of course, you must see...


Venezia... September 2006.

And in this romantic atmosphere, some things come naturally to you...


The hubby and me, May, 2007.

Just last weekend, we attended a Renaissance fair in the nearby city of Quattro Castella, where I took these (if you've seen Under the Tuscan Sun, you should know what they're doing):


Flag throwing at the Ren fair, May 2008.

One of my favorite places to take photos is always Firenze, Italy, for obvious reasons:


Statue in Piazza della Signoria, Firenze, Italy.

Closer to home, however, there are special little moments worthy of note. Like this little guy, the unofficial mascot of the offices of a local bank, where I teach English:

His name is Romeo, by the way. He comes to the bank every morning and rides the elevator to the fifth floor, where he sits on his favorite chair and is given treats. He leaves shortly before 9 a.m., and sometimes returns in the late afternoon. In Winter and Summer, he stays all day, but leaves for lunch (at home). :)

Although this one is blurry, it's a favorite of mine because of the subject. :)


My hubby and his dad, Paolo. February 2007.

On occasion, we wander into the hills for a relaxing stroll. I always take my camera. Here's why:

My hubby in the Appennine foothills...

And then, there are the things you find that just demand to be pictured...


Awwwww.... Sad house is sad...


Post-World Cup Celebrants in Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy, July 2006. (This photo was taken by my hubby, btw.)

I think you can see why I enjoy these pictures, eh?

Oh, yes, there's one more photo that I do enjoy...

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A repeat, but still a goodie!













Fabio Cannavaro, soccer player.


Ciao!

15 comments:

gLaDieZz said...

The last picture... LOL!

Melli said...

I would have HAD to photograph the SAD house too! LOL! And if that sunrise didn't convince your Mom to STAY in Italy, there's something wrong here! That is a perfect picture! Nicely done!!!

Oh! I love the cuddle shot with hubby too!

Adelle said...

That first sunrise picture is gorgeous. Nice pics. Thanks for sharing.
Happy T13!

December said...

Beautiful - I love the one from your honeymoon... that's lovely!

Debbie Mumford said...

That first one of the lake...wow! (Okay, it was second, but you knew I didn't mean your mom *lol*)

Thanks for sharing some great shots!

The Mocha Mom said...

I love the last photo too! My TT is up as well.

Alice Audrey said...

I like the alley best. It's gorgeous.

Nina Pierce said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the emotion of you and hubby. *sigh* Lovely pictures, just lovely.

Cassandra said...

Cool pictures. If I lived in Italy, I'd be taking pics everywhere I went.

That last photo really makes a girl appreciate the Italian landscape. Yum. :)

Laura said...

LOVE the pictures! Maybe someday I can convince hubby to take me to Europe...and especially Italy!!

Happy T-13!

Paige Tyler said...

Great pics!

*hugs*
Paige

My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/

Shelley Munro said...

I love the photos. The sad house made me laugh. As always the Italian scenery at the end is spectacular.

Heather said...

You always ahve such beautiful and interesting photos on your blog. So many in this post that I love! I hope your mom has a wonderful birthday!

Gina Ardito said...

Love them all!!!! Okay, so I'm partial to the last one, but who isn't?

Dana Belfry said...

You have a great blog...but I hurt my eyes trying to speed read as I frantically scroll for the man candy!

Your hub is too cute!