italy, our first travels

after meeting mary and getting to know each other, sharing our wishes, fears and dreams she proposed we go to europe, italy as i remember. i had always wanted to travel the world without being in a uniform but never put it together. why do we always wait? how do we know what time we have left here?

we set a date and she cashed in some of her frequent flyer miles and got the tickets. we were all set.

in the meantime the Rolling Stones and Martin Scorsese had contracted the Beacon theater where i had just left for early retirement for a concert and movie Shine A Light and everyone i worked with said come back it’s going to be a big one, meaning everyone should made a lot of money. ‘But i am going to italy with mary’ i replied.

it did make me think about my work life, how i’d given up almost all my holidays and weekends to work. family events revolved around my work schedule. but not any more i had worked since i was 14 years old and it was time to stop and smell the flowers with Mary.

i’ve not regretted that decision one bit.

the other day i was looking for some tree images to enter into a contest and turned on a HD i seldom view with some of the italy images which i’ll share a couple here.

Colosseum cross

this is one of the first thing we see as we enter The Colosseum. it’s surrounded by people but i managed to get this shot off. this is really a pretty powerful place when one thinks about what happened here. who wandered these hallways and how long this place has withstood time

colosseum walls with sky

through all the earthquakes, bombings and bullet holes, but it has a dark history

the colosseum wall with cloud

who walked here through these hallways, were are the lions now, oh detroit.


The Colosseum Catacombs

access is limited where one can go, but i understand they’ve open up more areas than when we were there.


the colosseum catacombs

but i was looking for trees and the only thing growing here was grass

the colosseum window

The Colosseum window

so i began to wander around  looking for my usual………. this being more to my liking a stand of pine trees.

colosseum window with pine trees

Colosseum window with pine trees

and of course here’s my honey smiling across the table at me during lunch. i wonder what she was thinking?

mary youtt

and silly me, yes i still have that shirt.


these images were taken with my canon 20d which has traveled with me and now remains as a back up camera to my 5d mll.

we did find some flowers later on the isle of  Ischia in Sant’ Angelo italy, but my honey is still brighter

yellow orchid

yellow orchid

i wanted to write about some new flash triggers but so far haven’t really tested them completely but so far i am really impressed.


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2 Responses to “italy, our first travels”

  1. marywehrhahn Says:

    La vita bella!

  2. potenzmittel bestellen Says:

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