.. after a long night on duty, yours truly got up, shaved, and went into town to have a look and play with the new toys.
Meeting new friends first
Then just looking north,
And into the cathedral, today it’s the day here:
And then out, seeing them stroll like they own the place...
So we briefly head south, following the hills near the woods, and we get there.
Booked for a private function, but security is thin for a guy with a smile and a lovely lady who is always on business. Of course we belong, and in we are.
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Nice sky as expected...
It happens that my sister, because I do have a sister, finds a little time in an eternally undecided schedule and decides to award it to her dear little brother - and I am summoned to Metropolis with my dearest for a walk, food, chat and tea with the Older One.
So it's Friday night when we get...
Again there, but trainless courtesy of a delay - so it's Florence by car for us!
After the mayhem we head straight to Alinari Cafe (named after the photographer brothers, a local institution) for the necessary refreshments and the start of much needed debauchery.
Not alone of course
So we get on the little train, a precious lunch awaits, a short walk away, and more.
There we are - a little early, just the time for a short walk
and a pic or two
I'm not the only one with the camera.
Really dangerous shop windows
After, we take our time walking...
Hi there everyone, long time no see.
As the forum Elders might imagine, real life issues can be an ostruction to ones picture taking, both in good and bad ways - and I've had both of those - add to it a decent smartphone and most of my pics went that way - with some burts of camera activity...
So there I lie, nursing a little headache and playing with the Gujarat folder and my huge processing backlog.
You might imagine where we were yesterday, for a little walk together, and ice cream.
Yours truly., contemplating.
Right after the fact.
Today, just staying home and creating...
Nerrrrrvous, and it shows - so thanks to a little sun I jumped on the train, direction East for a stroll.
I often end up below it, so a look up is a duty
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I am not alone, you know. Plenty of people doing the same.
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So here comes the tiniest one, asking the dear old uncle.... would you please shoot my wedding?
Just like your vacation pics.... we like it that way
Of course the dear old uncle is just ten years older, but that's enough.
I'll rely on the social smarts of my dearest for picture list...
So I drop my dearest at her office, where she is going to unleash her toothache on the unsuspecting criminal elements of the citizenship who decide to misbehave on Saurday afternoon, and after a short while I'm on the tiny train - eastbound Florence.
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So we get off the minibus, five minutes away from the main road, and he was there for us - waiting to carry us on his cart.
In The Kuchh by alfrjw, on Flickr
Later on, invited to see and hear, while not understanding I sit.
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And after a while I notice I am...
So we exit the Sahar Ki Masjid and in walking to the next one to see, we cross the houses of Pavagadh, the tiny modern village there, and here it is - the most beautiful sight.
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Hi everyone, it's been a while.
It's that time of the year when the monsoon ends, ad we go figure.
This time we are in Gujarat,with a minibusload of friends, and a few bottles of water.
Mos of my pics will spend next year under process, but I played with the e-m10 wifi and upped some to...
The second, actually, more than half consumed the wrong way.
But before, there was this
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Much later, a walk in the park - meet these
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Finally tried to see if I could make it work
EM100085.jpg by alfrjw, on Flickr...
Everybody knows that feeling, when everything can be cured by the sudden acquisition of that sweet, sweet new hardware....
Here we are: I'm still shooting with my Mesozoic black E-PL3, mostly with the 20/1,7 mkI and sometimes with the 45oly,7.5samyang, and 1442 oly trimurti.
Once a year I...
So here I was, waiting for my dearest getting ready, playing with the little one - the Samyang 7.5 that is
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Once more, days ago, meet Romeo
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Fast forward, before
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It's been a while, but we were quite busy both home
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work aplenty, pay less so
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Being fed by friendly strangers
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So we get in the car and after a while we are in town, where the Usual Suspects await.
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We are going to the Textile Museum, quite the institution in a town once proud of selling its wares world wide, now living the harsh transition from the production of...
So here we are, the week thinning into a short friday night sleep; we get up early, jump in the car and head north.
Fast forward in the evening, meeting people getting ready, singing late, building their courage.
Meet, chat, eat, and a little dance. And a solid read, afterwards.
We've been in the sun for a while and still it shows, so time for an evening in the picture box.
Almost alone in the pool.
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Over there, ready for the fish
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On the road to Kandy, stop for the market
Let's rewind a little, my lovely older niece finally visiting with a friend on the first seriously cold day, commenting on my happy tie.
We chat and have plenty of tea, look at books, and discuss innocent absent ones - once, twice.
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As you know, I was undecided about new toys for our next trip, and in the end I found I good excuse and in a short time the shiny
van was outside our office - with this result:
Soon I was home, and began to play
I think I like it.
History is very much geography - even more so since we moved to Tuscany, placing us conveniently midway on the road back home for all our friends who spent their vacation at the southern end, and have to go back to the northern side.
So we get up and head into town for a walk,
Sunday afternoon: that's me on the little train eastward, and after a while I'm there.
I'm not alone as usual - and you can see the city having its effect on them.
As you know I was shopping for new toys for the trip to Sri Lanka...
The hottest day was to end, and we head into town for a white night finding the outskirts almost empty. Little we knew that everyone was waiting in the inner city, and we would end having a Bavarian dinner!
Here we see all the ladies, comparing notes on a common acquaintance.
Soo, it's been a while indeed I've been away.
I left town sometimes,
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I met friends,
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I ate a lot of delicious things,
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I explored the Tuscan heat,
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Out of the door, into the car, headed North with the sun following us - but when we get there it's dark. Food maelstrom ensues.
The saturday garage sale, neatly organized around town.
Afternoon, ready when you are.
So he IS alive and hidden, actually just having...
It was quite windy, but beautiful nonetheless. I got the moment.
So days later we headed south in a difficult moment, to meet and talk with the most revered elder sister in the sun of Rome, in a brief moment of pause in the political fighting,
A look inside St. Ignatius, with the new...
So I'm back, and just before heading into work I thought of the friends of the forum and opted for a glimpse into the recently-processed-oh-my-what-a-huge-backlog-I-put-myself-into.
Florence it was, after a little walk in the usual places, just before the train I stop in Santa Maria Novella...
So here I am, sitting in my little corner with a warm cup and with a little story to tell, which for your patience I'll cut short -
don't, don't, dont' spend too many months leaving unprocessed pics behind your mind, and in the end accepting to do a quick pro bono gig with the results to be...
So it happens that October with its preoccupations comes to a halt, I leave unfinished business and happily jump on a friend's car to Florence, where the train south awaits.
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Fast forward a day on the move, an evening sampling recipes in a little...