Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
"I'm looking for a holiday, some peace in this world."
Jessie Baylin - Holiday
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
My strange day of being awake in the dark and sleeping in the light, got me thinking about the difference light makes on our world and reminded me of this set of photos Tuscany I took from my hotel room in Siena. The first one I took in early evening as a storm was rolling in, the second I took at dawn and the final one I took at mid-day just as I was checking out of the hotel.
"I'm lost in the light, I pray for the night to take me."
Bahamas - Lost in the Light
Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I spent a good share of a day in Siena's Piazza del Campo, a public square in the center of the city. I had a blast people watching and the sky put on its own show with storms moving in and out all afternoon. I probably could have taken in a few more museums in Siena, but the square felt less like a tourist trap and more like people who lived there just out relaxing and I was drawn to that energy.
"Sometimes I can't keep it together, but I never give up."
Ryan Bingham - Keep it TogetherPin It
Monday, May 13, 2013
I did very little planning for my day in Siena - so I really arrived not knowing what to expect. I knew it would be smaller than Florence, but I didn't quite expect that it would feel a bit like a fortress in the center of the city - where I was staying and spent most of my time. The city center was on the top of the hill - and I wasn't there long enough to venture down and into the valley - but I hope to make another trip to Tuscany someday - what little I saw was stunningly beautiful.
"May good hope walk with you through everything."
Glen Hansard - Song of Good Hope
Friday, May 10, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
"A million miles of freedon, a million miles of road, but I still don't know where to start."
The Killers - The Heart of a GirlPin It
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The city was full of amazing architecture, there was something amazing to see at every corner. I think I could have wandered for another week and still found new to see each day. Of course it helped my wanderings to know that I could stop for amazing gelato at every corner, which I did more often than I want to admit.
It rained nearly every day I was there, which made for cold wanderings. I didn't enjoy juggling a camera, my bag and an umbrella every day, but being outside and experiencing this amazing city was completely worth it.
I packed expecting better weather, but also tossed in a few warmer items just in case, which was very lucky because I ended up wearing those same things almost the entire trip - making me doubly glad I was staying in flats with washing machines instead of hotels.
"It's just these simple things keep me holding on."
Amos Lee - Simple ThingsPin It
Friday, May 3, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
"I'll always remember you wild as they do come."
The Gaslight Anthem - National AnthemPin It