Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Final Tribute To Italy

From top:
Olive trees... Ragazze play in front of a store in Argegno... The San Pellegrino bottle dressed in a Missoni design... A classic and irresistible Fiat Cinquecento in Bellaggio... A little girl in a waiting room - Sei una principessa?, I asked her (Are you a princess?); she nodded gravely... A statue outside the church in Tremezzo.


humel said...

How beautiful :-) I've visited some parts of Italy: Rome, Florence, Genoa, Naples, Sorrento and its surrounding area (Pompeii, Capri and so on) - but not yet the lakes in the north. I'm hoping to rectify this later this year, can't wait! :-)

mise said...

I think every girl in Italy is a principessa. A lovely atmospheric set of images.

Vintage Simple said...

I love the principessa..! My friend (who's Italian), has one just like her - gorgeous and grave.

Beautiful final tribute, dear.


Goldenberry said...

Decidement l'Italie est à l'honneur en ce moment. Sa me donne envie d'une petite virée gastronomique.

p.s je confirmes : défoulement maximal, grande bouffée de bien être, sitôt les faits accomplis ^^

Giulia said...

Perfetto, bella. My principessa (Giulia) now suddenly needs a crown, an olive tree, a Fiat Cinquecento (I'd learn to drive if I could have one, yep I would), & the Missoni label on the SP bottle...so amusing.


Mary-Laure said...

HUMEL - oh Capri... my (maybe) favorite place in the world... I've never been to Genoa but it's one of the cities I dream of visiting, as well as Venezia of course.

MISE - that is SO TRUE! Every single Italian girl looks like a principessa.

GIULIA - what an amazing gattina you are, cara! I see you know the good things in life.
I wonder why you were named Giulia, by the way?

september cottage said...

VERy much enjoyed your Italian impressions -beautifully captured images, full of Italian atmosphere!!!

I have spent a lot of time in Italy over the past years - this is my first summer in YEARS that I have not been - so THANK YOU for bringing it a little closer!!!

And waht a SHAME your trip has come to en end!!!

Have a wonderful week!


Mary-Laure said...

SEPTEMBER COTTAGE - well, I hadn't been to Italy, my favorite country, in years, so I suppose we're even!

drollgirl said...

what wonderful shots! the second one is my favorite. you have done italy proud! :)

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

BEAITIFUL. Italy is one of my favorite countries....sigh.

Mary-Laure said...

DROLLGIRL - thanks; I was hoping to give that shot a kind of Italian cinema "neo realism" quality...

CHELSEA - hurray for Italy then!

Giulia said...

Giulia (GG) says: I arrived at Susan's already "appelled" "Julie." (Which she likes. She kept it because of Julie Christie & Julie Andrews. Plus, she didn't want me to be confused. I wouldn't have been but she underestimated me.)

She calls me Julie-jolie or GG (gigi) most of the time. But when I am naughty, she reprimands me in Italian. Mew.

Also she wanted to disguise me as I am her spokes-cat for matters humanitarian. And we didn't want our friends in Sudan to get in trouble (this is true), so she named me after a rhyme she made up while walking around the National Cathedral grounds...at a Flower Market. While looking at geraniums. She's sort of a simpleton but she means well.

Sigh. I have to go now. I don't want her to see my secret thumbs. She already suspects.(I only do thinking, I don't want to actually, you know, type.)

Ciao-meow. Also we hope Benjy is very well & happy.

Laura in Paris said...

i love the picture of the girls running .. could be a scene from a Fellini film .... brings me back to a time when I was little and Italian cinema was so important!

Marci said...

Tus ultimas entradas son preciosas, con ese aire de misterio y esa delicadeza.
Me has hecho recordar las escalinatas de Villa Carlota, que subí una vez embarazada , no podía con mi alma!
Un saludo.

A Little Yellow Button said...

I think this is a wonderful tribute to Italy. I love the girl who considers herself a principessa. I would too, if I lived in Europe. :)

Thank you so much for your dear comment. It truly made me smile. :)


Sam said...

Lovely! Thank you for this lovely photo essay! It perfectly captures Italy!

Gabbi said...

Beautiful tribute... and the little girl in the waiting room is adorable, paper crowns are definitely in the air today!