Sunday 30 November 2008

Fragments of the burgh of Orta San Giulio

The origins of this beautiful burgh on Lake Orta, about 20km from Arona, date back to the 6th Century and even before. After various disputes between ruling families of the area and the Church throughout the Dark Ages and after, today's main urban morphology of the historical centre was shaped during the 17th and 18th century with some buildings dating back to even the 16th century. The Island of San Giulio in front of Orta's lake front which I posted some posts ago, hosts a few private villa's (one of which the proprietors open up for concerts in Spring). The main building on the island is a monastery of an enclosed order of nuns.

Saturday 29 November 2008

Bitterly cold

The last of the "Trilogy of Boats"

Friday 28 November 2008


The 2nd photo of the "Trilogy of Boats
my 150th photo

Thursday 27 November 2008

Coming out of the blue

Arona - Yachting Club harbour in the morning fog
First part of the "Trilogy of boats"

Tuesday 25 November 2008

The iron bench under the limetree...

Lakefront Arona
...where I read my newspaper in the early morning

Sunday 23 November 2008

Saturday 22 November 2008

Friday 21 November 2008

Feather clouds

Island of San Giulio on Lake Orta at 20km from Arona

Thursday 20 November 2008

When the sun breaks through

Rionero in Vulture (Basilicata)

Wednesday 19 November 2008

Where winemaking traditions...

View on Ripacandida (Basilicata)
... date back centuries ago.

Tuesday 18 November 2008

Some warmth

Rapolla in Vulture (Basilicata)

Monday 17 November 2008


Vulture area in Basilicata (Southern Italy)
...notwithstanding devastating earthquakes.

Saturday 15 November 2008

Autumn in the vineyards...

Rionero in Vulture this "Vulture" part of the Region of Basilicata, in the very south of Italy, known for its exquisite "Aglianico" wines.

Tuesday 11 November 2008

Path to the vineyards

I will be away till next saturday. Off to the very south of Italy to visit a local winery. I hope to be able to make interesting photos there to post them upon my return. Greetings from Arona to all of you!

Sunday 9 November 2008

Friday 7 November 2008

The quiet lake...

...before the heavy rainfall.

Wednesday 5 November 2008

Photoshop and I...

...see Autumn in Arona also like this.

Tuesday 4 November 2008

Sunday 2 November 2008

Saturday 1 November 2008

When you consult your dictionary...

Theme day: Books
...certain words jump to your eyes and to your soul.