Pink Spring Blossoms in Milan

Spring Blossoms in Milan Italy

Springtime in Milan, Italy is a time of stunning pink flower blossoms, as I think the photographs here I took this Sunday in early April show. Aside from running great distances, people were even eating outside today. It was not that warm initially, but then it warmed up - leaving me with a sun … [Read more...]

Topless Girl Sunbathing in Milan

While out in Milan's Sempione park today, I espied a topless girl sunbathing and photographed her seeing as I had my camera with me and on it was a 300mm lens. I could not resist playing paparazzi for a moment, so here is the photograph of said topless girl. As you will no doubt note, the … [Read more...]

Views of Rome

The Vatican Dominates Rome and Italy

In May, along with my family and a group of friends, I went to Rome.  I took may camera with me and took a few photos of Italy's eternal city, which, as you might imagine, is very photogenic.  Here are two images of Rome. Can you guess where the second photograph was taken? The first one of my … [Read more...]

Rome and Memory Cards

I'm in Rome at the moment for a short break even if being here is a good excuse for gathering material and photographs for Italy Chronicles. Rome, I have discovered, it extremely photogenic. Italy's towns, cities and villages are generally worthy of plenty of photographs, and Rome is no exception. … [Read more...]

Lovely Liguria

The Lovely Liguria Coastline

While not as well known as some areas of Italy, namely Tuscany, the Liguria region of Italy is an absolute jewel. The Liguria area is well known for the glorious five Cinque Terre seaside villages, and the luxurious and stunningly pretty Porto Fino.  What some visitors overlook is that most of … [Read more...]

Italy Through a Lens

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We’ve all heard about how beautiful Italy is some way or another, but have you ever seen it for yourself? There is the fashion capital of the world in Milan, the culture capital of the world in Rome and the art capital of the world in Florence, not to mention some of the most stunning countryside … [Read more...]

Four Doorways in Milan

The Entrance to a Palace in Milan?

If you ever come to Milan, do keep an eye open for the city's majestic doorways, several of which I photographed tonight. These doors are often referred to as 'portone' in Italian - which means, logically enough, 'big door'.  Some are very high too and you wonder just why such high doorways were … [Read more...]