Friday, August 24, 2012

Mamma, Mamma Mia

Florence, Italy

This is the grave marker of Silvia Marini de Rogati (1886-1947). I don't know who she was but it seems she was a loving mother. The look on her face is filled with love and kindness as she protects four small children with her garment as they cling to her legs.
I found this beautiful statue in a small cemetery in front of The  Basilica di San Miniato a Monte high on hill looking over Florence.

Beneath the children at the base of the statue is a carved portrait of Silvia in her later years. It's above an inscription that reads: "Mamma, Mamma Mia".

 These photos were inspired by Owen at the blog called Magic Lantern Show. It's obvious that he loves cemeteries because he photographs them with passion. I know because I was lucky enough to spend a day with him in Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris a couple of years ago.

Anyway do search for cemetery at his blog and you'll see what I mean. :)  Magic Lantern Show

My entry for The Weekend in Black and White

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

On the Inside Looking Out

Santa Fe, New Mexico 

For the past couple of months it's been too hot to go out and take pictures. I'm starting to feel like this poor little dog trapped inside. I have a feeling that I'll try to make up for lost time when the weather cools down in about a month.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Getting Wet in Florence

Florence, Italy
The elderly gentleman was waiting for the bus without an umbrella. Hopefully the bus came or someone shared their umbrella before he got too wet.  It really started pouring so I ended up buying an umbrella for 4euros from a street vendor.

Speaking of rain we finally got some last night but it's still hot. Above 100° degrees at least until the weekend when it's supposed to cool down to the 90°'s.