Variations on a Theme: Italian Storefronts and Shop Windows

Who can resist the artistry of a well-arranged, colorful, symmetrical or even crowded shop window? Most of these are from Italy (primarily Florence), but a couple are not (leave your guess in the comments section). Click on an image to enlarge.   Settling on a subject was a little tricky, as I have quite a…

Snapshots from Italy: Weathered

In my own country I might balk at mouldering structures with peeling paint and other blemishes, but in Italy they are proud and beautiful, standing for all to see as a testament of resilience. Today’s Weekly Photo Challenge is weathered, and I found quite a collection of favorites in honor of this theme. Below, the view…