Yes. I love your photos. When I was in Rome I was mesmerized by the walls, but my photos didn’t capture it. Yours really do!
Wonderful, inspirational photos
Thanks, Kristin! There’s hardly a direction one can look and NOT see something photo-worthy.
Hello Deemallon, I would like to „like“ your post but it doesn‘t work anymore with the two last posts. Big questionmark!
I will try to fix tomorrow. Sorry about that. I like using the like button, too!
Walls, if you touch them, do you feel a vibration, a heart beat and no, I don’t mean in the Edgar Allen Poe manner but an echo of lives, a sense of story…I’m especially taken with your 28th photo, the wall with the carved bird behind what looks like a wire frame maybe for a window, a version of an Italian nicho?
Have never been to Italy, but have been to France,(blessed Notre Dame), Greece and Ireland. In each country, I touched the walls, full hand splayed out, wondering, connecting to an ancient rhythm; stones, crumbling plaster holding so much…these photos hold so much, thanks Dee for how you Look at what is before you…
I should have felt the walls more, but even just looking at them sent off so much humanity and notions of time passing. How old civilization is here! One era building atop another, you can see it in some of the bigger, exposed walls. Tonight we arrived in Assisi and listened to a chorale performance in the Chapel of Saint Claire. I noticed the homogeneity of the group and when they sang two spirituals of African American origin, it brought home how different our history has been. How heart breaking. For of course, there were ancient civilizations in America, too, but we wiped them off the face of the earth (nearly).
Maybe I just felt sad —
knowing I wouldnt be able to tell my sister about the experience. How excited she’d have been for me to have visited that chapel! Especially since she took “Claire” as her confirmation name.
What wouldn’t I give for cloth that looked like these walls … and the writings and pastings upon them. RESIST… and dates and and and … I do believe this post alone would provide creative juice for a lifetime!
You can be sure that I’ll be posting some more.
Dee~ Great photos! So full of texture and variety. Each one had me gasping at its beauty. I saw an eye in the light portion of the 3rd pic and that hoof! Wonder what the story is there?!
I have no idea what the deal with the hoof was. Maybe just humor?
Echoing “that hoof”!!
Damn cool quirky little detail. ❤️
We made it to Assisi today! M is a doll! So very sweet. I’m on the second floor. Met the other writer tonight, who is from Argentina and fluent in Italian. She’s staying in the other building.
The patina of age and the newness of a leaf; beautiful.
Beautiful beautiful walls…
So many surfaces that a paper making and printer would enjoy!