I’ve downloaded my photos from Italy– I truly was enchanted by doors!
Here is the reason for our trip– DH running in the World Track meet! He’s in start position, wearing his USA uniform, which features a spider-man-like motif. There was no rationale given for this pattern, and unfortunately for me, the snippet of song from “The Simpson’s Movie” ran thru my head for the entire trip. It didn’t help me when, desperate for t.v, my boys watched “Spider Uomo” one night. Oh great, now I’m singing “Spider Man” in Italian….
This is an ancient town called Calcata, which is way off the beaten track, but well worth the trip. It is full of independent, quirky artists who sell their wares in beautiful little studios tucked into the warren of streets. We bought a mobile made from sandblasted recycled bottles, and a wallhanging made from recycled plastic bottles– remember making paper chains to string around the house at Christmas-time? That’s what one artist is doing, using strips she cuts from plastic bottles. No photos of them– I know, you wanna see. OK– soon!
I believe this is a wonderful town called Narni, just an hour north of Rome. These ancient, wonderful towns really captured my imagination. I loved the idea that a thousand years ago, a woman my age walked the same path I walked. What was she thinking? What was she going to serve her family for dinner? Was she happy or sad?
I’ll leave you with the fortress from San Marino. This principality is a separate country from Italy, kind of like the Vatican is a separate entity. My boys enjoyed walking around the castle, looking at all the old weaponry used to defend the castle. They were particularly impressed with the holes in the floors which were used to pour boiling oil on enemies who made it thru all the other defenses.
And now, I must get back into my studio! I feel so very jet-lagged today, but I have much to do, so I’m trying to de-fuzz my brain and get back to it! Thank you for letting me experience my holiday once more. I will be sharing some door photos in the future, as I use them for my artistic inspirations!
Ciao for now!!