Are you drawn to windows, portals, arches, and alleyways? I am and wonder if it’s the quality of light filtering through or if it’s the promise of something? Looking for how light is reflected, how the sun sets in the glass, what other images are captured there by the window lenses. It is an escape into a visual fantasy world.
Along this Pilgrimage route and away from my usual surroundings there are new perspectives on photography to be discovered; looking up, out, in, down, around, between, beneath. Exploring all the possibilities and at a faster city pace. Immersed in Rome!
Photography has brought soulfulness acutely to the fore in my life and I want so much to believe Ayn Rand’s words; the world you desire can be won……it exists…..it is real……it is possible……it is yours.
It is right here everyday whenever I look through a lens……
These photos are so colourful and lovely. It sounds like you're having quite an adventure 🙂
Many thanks Helen! Yes for some one with a full time day job, this little bit of time wandering is very precious!
My mentor, Anna Lea Lelli, who passed away at 92 years of age in Rome once said "When Rome conquered Greece, she herself was conquered by the mind and heart of Greece." Look at all the statues they copied and brought to Rome! So of course southern Italy is "Magna Grecia." I am with you in spirit on this trip Catherine. (My dear friend Lea was such a warrior in spirit, that she loved to call her city a "she", but I think you and I know that Rome is very masculine in its essence.)
Catherine, why do my comments produce that big exclamation mark as though startled! (It startles me….) I'm going to try something different to see if I can get the software to provide my avatar.
Susan, I love that quote about Greece……you give me so many gems!! As to the exclamation mark, I have no idea!!! I see on this comment you have an empty avatar……a little less startling maybe!! Keep me posted?
Gotham Girl says
Oh Greece! How wonderful! It has been on my list for a long time so I'll be eager to hear from you what you think. Isn't it so wonderful we have the opportunities to travel the world – WITH CAMERA – and experience so much! Safe travels!
Hi Robin, taking the road less travelled and heading for the southern mainland, the Peleponese….yes I agree we are so very privileged to be able to travel……
How wonderful for you, amazing photos.
Thanks! Will keep you in touch with it:~)
Windows opening onto new worlds, possibilities….enjoy Catherine, and thanks for packing us in your suitcase!
Nice one Jane!
Stunning pictures! I love walking the streets ,peeping into windows and imaganing the people living there. So many stories to tell.
Greece in spring is a magical place to visit!
Am visiting your blog for the first but surely not for the last time.
You are welcome! Thanks for visiting…..
Greece? Oh that light! Between the glorious greens and blues of the sea and the sunlight on the white buildings, you might burst with excitement. Or maybe that's me? I do love photographing windows but I'm never completely happy with my shots. Perhaps it's because only in person can I climb through them to another world. As Ayn Rand says…
Donna@Gardens Eye View says
Right now my pilgrimage is internal and I will not be traveling now for a while….but I hope to get to Europe next year..perhaps Greece…can't wait to see it through your eyes.