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Shutter Love Sunday – Ariano Irpino, Italy

 food,Italy,photography   Aug 6, 2017    By

I tried making pasta in June, but it sure didn’t turn out like this. Seriously…this meal was the real deal. Starting with oversized, homemade ravioli generously stuffed with ricotta, then topped with pumpkin, zucchini, tomatoes and pistachios. I have La Pignata to thank, one of the top-rated restaurants in Ariano Irpino. Although home to only […]


Why Rome Is Prettier In Black And White

 Rome, Italy,photography   Jun 30, 2017    By

“Black and white is salt and pepper of colors, for life tastes bland without them.” Some places in the world are better in black and white. Not every city in Europe can be blessed with the colors of Scandinavia, and not every Italian city can be bright and vibrant like Cinque Terre. Rome, with its […]


Shutter Love Sunday – Florence, Italy

 Florence, Italy,photography   Jun 25, 2017    By

There was a ‘woman power’ exhibit recently at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, which featured works by the late Austrian artist Maria Lassnig. Her paintings were variations on self-portraits, often visually expressing an uncomfortable feeling or emotion. Later in her career she became known when she delved into the body issue debate, as she began […]


Shutter Love Sunday – Omis, Croatia

 Croatia,photography   Apr 9, 2017    By

I must be excited about my upcoming Croatia trip if I’m going through pictures from two years ago. Around Easter 2015 we did a road trip along the Dalmatian coast from Dubrovnik to Zadar. I took this picture at a beach in Omis, as proof that even the dogs are friendly in Croatia. In May […]


Shutter Love Sunday – Gozo Island, Malta

 Victoria, Malta,photography   Mar 12, 2017    By

The Azure Window, a famous rock formation loved by cliff divers and admired by tourists, is gone. Gozo’s famed attraction collapsed during massive storms last week, and this natural beauty was reclaimed by the sea. I remember this being one of the main reasons I took the ferry over from Malta, so I can’t help […]


Shutter Love Sunday – Montefusco, Italy

 Italy,photography   Feb 19, 2017    By

Small towns have always been a curiosity of mine, and since starting my travel blogging adventure I often have targeted them for weekend trips over larger cities. They are smaller in size but no less rich in culture. Yes, there are fewer attractions and less restaurant options, but you learn a more focused history of […]


Shutter Love Sunday – Vienna, Austria

 Vienna, Austria,photography   Jan 15, 2017    By

There are three known paintings of the ‘Tower of Babel’, by the Flemish artist Pieter Bruegel. The first one was lost in Rome, and the other two reside in Holland and Austria. The one pictured below comes from the Kunsthistorisches museum in Vienna. The painting depicts man’s quest for a building that reaches to heaven, […]