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Sunday, 4 October 2009

Surreal Italy


Flicking through some photos of Italy from May, there seems to be a surreal theme to my favourites. Was really taken by this stone tree in the courtyard of the Medici Palace in Rome and wouldn't mind growing one in our backyard.


Brilliant light and Italianate buildings suggest Giorgio de' Chirico. The only thing missing was the long shadows and the outline of a train.


The roofline of buildings spiralling down the cliffs of Cinque Terre put me in mind of Maurits Escher.


As did the rooftops in Siena.


And this Sienese beauty speaks for herself.

4 comments:

gary davison said...

Nice pics, Paul. Although, I do think that woman at the window has been standing there way too long.

I've not been to Italy yet, but I wouldn't mind doing a bit of tour over there, similar to what you done.

Paul said...

Yep, and she certainly looks stoned.

Would definitely recommend Italy, Gary. We had a ball.

SWUBIRD said...

Paul:

I went to Italy way back in the early sixties when I was in the service. I haven't been back since, but I would really love to visit it one more time. You pictures are fabulous.

Wonderful shots.

Happy trails.

Paul said...

Cheers, Swubird, and thanks for dropping by. It's always much appreciated.

Like the new the pic, by the way.