Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Oh, Island in the Sun...

One of the Borromeo Islands (Lake Maggiore) glittering in the now autumn sun.

24 comments:

evlahos said...

fantastic place and capture. i have to book a ticket to this place

Baruch said...

Beautiful - love the colour of the ocean

Per Stromsjo said...

A glittering gem. Lovely when enlarged, folks!

Laurie said...

Looking at this is like a vacation. Per is right, everyone enlarge the photo!

Beautiful.

Sara N said...

Thanks for your comment,
Meead is on his big trip now and I continue Mashhad Photo daily instead of him.Please judge about my posts too ;)

Snapshutter said...

Ahh ... Italy. One of my favorite countries. I'll be visiting a customer in Naples to test some equipment sometime in October. Hopefully they'll put me in a hotel on the beach again.

Really really looking forward to the food :)

Virginia said...

We are am envious bunch today. It's so beautiful.

Julie said...

Lake Maggiore is gorgeous here! The island, surrounded by glittering water and also by the mountains, has an air of serenity. I like the tumultuousness of the buildings - as though they are all in a hurry and just tumble over each other. So different from just a few kms away over the border!

Sarah D said...

I'm glad I read the comments to enlarge... the Island looks magical!

Jilly said...

Oh what heaven. Gorgeous photograph of heaven too!

Marcel said...

A beautiful shot of one of my most favorite places in the world.

Mary Jo said...

Beautiful! Just like a postcard.

Pietro said...

Wonderful picture.
I enjoy it a lot!

Blognote said...

Thank you all for your comments!!

This glittering island in Lake Maggiore is really a gem for us all who live here and for the ones that come to visit our area.
Youy should see it in Spring when the island is covered with Azaleas and Rhodondendrons!

Benjamin Madison said...

It looks so storybook-like it's hard to believe it's a real place with real people walking around and living ordinary lives. Just Beautiful!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful place. I'd love to visit sometime.

Ann said...

One day I'm going to get up there - what a place to live. I'm tired of city life.

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Ah, but here we have spring in all her glory. Mind you, autumn in Italy is just spectacular. I miss that radical changing of seasons.

Blognote said...

Thank you,Benjamin!!
I see this island regularly as it is 15 minutes away from my home, and every time it seems nearly unreal in its beauty.

Thanks for your comments, Sharon!!

Thanks for visiting again, Ann!!
The area is indeed ideal for living. The big cities are too crouded, too noisy and too polluted for my liking. That is why I chose to live in this area already 18 years ago and I do not regret that choise at all.

Spring must be beautiful in your area, Suzanne!!
I must say that it is only this year that the four seasons are behaving correctly. In the previous years the thermostat seemed to be out of order, with heat and old in the wrong seasons.

Location said...

An absolutely stunning view!
Frankie

Kate said...

It really is a jewel, isn't it? The photo is wonderful and makes me envious!

Kate said...

I returned and maxed the photo which makes it look even more splendid!

Dick said...

Maybe this is Harry Belafontes Island!!!! Beautiful.
Thanks for visiting

Kathleen said...

I look at this photo and want to be there NOW!

Ciao from Alabama