I love history and culture. So my trip to Italy in 2007 was truly an immersion in both. One of my favorite spots in Rome was the field which is called Circus Maximus. I could just see all the activities that had taken place there in my mine. Here are a few of the remaining walls.
Part of the Where’s My Backpack Travel Challenge: Walls
I always enjoy the challenges hosted by Where’s My Backpack. This one is for the word UP.
I dug into my photos from 2007 and a trip to Italy to see one of my best friends. She actually lives just outside of Pisa so we had to make the trip to the leaning tower. Here are just a couple of photos of the tower that seems like it shouldn’t be still standing UP.
For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge hosted by WordPress the word is Foreign. I have traveled only twice out of the United States. One was before the start of digital cameras. But my last trip I took quite a few photos. I fell absolutely in love with Venice, Italy. I knew it was clichéd and I never thought to be so mundane – but yes, I am in love with Venice.
So here are a few photos of Venice and those things that I felt were foreign or not of my every day world.
The first photo is one from my hotel in Venice. The bidet and the towel warmer were not what I would find in a bathroom in a hotel in the states – at least not at the ones I’ve stayed in.
The second photo is one of my favorites! I LOVED the masks in Venice. Stopping in the masks stores were one of my favorite things to do. They are such works of art! And I was equally amazed at the customization one could have – if you were wiling to pay the price! In this one I am trying on the mask that I bought for my sister – who loves butterflies.
The last one is of a waterway. You probably know that this is the primary route of the day-to-day transportation. Either the boats or the feet on the street.
I fell in love with Venice when I visited. This reminds me of it & emphasizes all the color & craft of the city!
Looking down from the leaning tower in Pisa:
This weekend my husband and I had quite a philosophical discussion about the choosing of vacation destinations. My point was that with all the places known to a person as “must sees” and all the places to be found out on those rural roads it was hard for a person to choose where to spend the oh so valuable vacation time. His point was that there was always something to be found along the rural roads, preferably on the back of a motorcycle. Now, I do agree and he does love riding our motorcycle. Then I also pointed out to him that there were few places I would like to revisit. Venice being one of them. That brought me to trying to remember the hotel that my friend and I stayed at when I traveled to Venice. Alas! I found my photo of the hotel!
I’ll be participating in an art show and sale with my lovely mother (who draws & paints) this coming weekend in Bullard, TX just south of Tyler, TX.It is a benefit show for the Mission House of Bullard.
Starts at 9am at 1st United Methodist Church, 204 S Rather, Bullard, TX. Come out and see us!!
Glenna's Loving Legacy
Fingers Reaching For The Moon (©2011 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
Torre dell'Orologio (© Tisha Clinkenbeard)
Being a bit of an astrology buff as well as having fallen in love with Venice, here is one of my favorite landmarks from the city.
In celebration of my friend, Donna, who is heading off to Murano (an island off Venice) for a month-long artist in residence! So proud of her – she is super talented!!
Leanin' (©2007 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
I got an email from one of my best buddies and here is a pic that reminded me of my last long visit with her – taken just outside her home in Pisa, Italy on my last day there.
fishing on the Med (©2007 Tisha Clinkenbeard)