Italy: Pretty Pictures

capitoline
Roman Light, morning at the Capitoline
etruscans
Perugia, Etruscan burial urns
crosses
Rome, Trastevere, three crosses
house
Corciano, house front
tower
Corciano, belltower
desolate
Gubbio, view over the countryside
I managed to find a place for most of the pictures I took that were just plain pretty. Here's a few more I especially liked, but they just didn't seem to fit in anywhere. Artists often talk about the special quality of light in Rome, and I have been ravished by it on several trips. I did get one photo that suggests this special quality. Both the photo of the Etruscan burial urns and the three crosses were purely accidental--I didn't realize there was anything special about them until I was looking through the photos later. Both had been taken simply as records of where I had been. Everything about Corciano was beautiful. Here's two more examples. And, finally, the picture from Gubbio seems to me to capture a quality of desolation. While I wasn't feeling that way, I suspect Bruce did when he realized he was lost there.

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