Windows and Balconies

I like looking up to see windows and balconies when I’m in Italy, and this last trip was no exception.  Where there are windows there are usually shutters, which I find interesting because they might be open, closed or partially raised.  Balconies often have colorful flower arrangements as well as laundry cheerfully hanging from the railings or attached clotheslines.  In other words, there is a lot to see when you look at windows and balconies!

This picture has many of my favorite elements:  windows, balconies, shutters, flowers and laundry.  Adding to the scene that afternoon was the bright blue sky.


A Sunrise from Lake Maggiore

On my final morning in Italy last May I stepped out on my hotel balcony in Baveno to see this sunrise.  I took many pictures of what I saw but I’ll always remember this scene until I return to Italy, and the sooner the better!


The sun…