Pristine Passageways of Puglia

Haha, sometimes i amuse myself thinking of cheesy photo captions/titles. Here are a couple of similar photos showing the narrow streets and steep inclines found in castle villages in Puglia Italy.

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Both of these shots were taken in the town of Ostuni. Particularly striking to me was the cleanliness of the streets themselves. Here the street sparkles after a brief evening thundershower.

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Obligatory Art Photo Here

This was completely amazing to see in person, although i know you’ve seen this countless times in art magazines and proper photography books. The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo in the early 1500s; is caught here with late afternoon light streaming in the windows. 

Sistine Chapel Ceiling
Sistine Chapel Ceiling

 

Gypsy Man

This bearded elderly man caught my eye on several train rides into the city; he just seems like such an interesting character. Always panhandling near the same train line, at many different stations, i caught this photo near Piazza del Popolo shortly before a football match was broadcast in the piazza.

Gypsy Man
Gypsy Man

I thought this an interesting contrast of the people you see on the streets and trains in Rome on a daily basis; even if something in the focus was off a bit.  This is the unprocessed version.  Thanks for checking out this blog!

The Baths of Pompeii

Pompeii Scavi was one of the most fascinating of the places we visited while in Italy. I was immediately struck by how well preserved the entire site is, especially considering the lack of security, exposure to the elements, and less than state-of-the-art methods of restoration used throughout. Many of the interiors were closed to visitors, however the ones that we could access were truly amazing.

Intricate carvings adorn the walls and ceilings of an ancient bath in Pompeii, Italy
Intricate carvings adorn the walls and ceilings of an ancient bath in Pompeii, Italy

Happy ‘Murrica Day

One from many abstract shots from the Eureka waterfront fireworks show..  Here’s an ironically upside down smile, juxtaposed in the sky behind people watching from topside a docked ship.

Brightly colored fireworks burst in the sky as people watch from a moored ship in the Eureka Harbor.
Brightly colored fireworks burst in the sky as people watch from a moored ship in the Eureka Harbor.

Hope everyone’s holiday was safe 🙂