Friday, July 17, 2015

What's Blooming In Summer

The gerbera daisies bloom all year, but they seem to like summer and autumn the best.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Most every neighborhhood had a public water source, dating back some many hundred of years,

all still being put to good use on a daily basis.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

All In A Day's Work

The smell of lacquer drew me deeper into this shop, where behind the scenes, a lady and her husband were hand painting the trays you see stacked up in the first picture.

Monday, July 6, 2015

At The Millinery Supply

One of my stops was a 4th generation millinery supply house.

To say they were stocked from floor to ceiling would have been an understatement.

All of the ladies were cousins, sisters, mothers and daughters and there was an endless hustle and bustle as they moved up and down aisles and ladders.

 The building was the size of a football field.

Friday, July 3, 2015

My Hosts

Lappo, the house dog, who monitored comings and goings with affection for all.

Edwin - the heart and soul of the residence.  In charge of everything, he set a happy and welcoming tone day in and day out.

 Owner Francesco and Lappo - a good team!

 The view from my little balcony.