|MMH on a staircase in the Pitti Palace's Boboli Gardens, Florence.|
Here is the link to Paper City's first on-line post: A Practical Guide to Rome: The Right Way to See (and Stroll) One of the World's Most Beautiful Cities.
|Earl waits while Arianne and I have a stairway photo shoot at Palazzo Venezia.|
Yesterday, Earl and I flew back to Houston from Florence with a change of planes in Amsterdam. After the taxi dropped us off in front of my house and we lugged the suitcases inside, I fell into a great sleep and then another, and so am up at 4:30 a.m., still in bed, but with laptop on lap. I am absolutely brimming with new ideas that filtered through my head in those moments when one passes from dreaming to waking. Those moments are my most favorite time, as in 'fruitful time'. Wrote pages of new ideas for printing tee shirts with grostesquries. Bought a shew of tee shirts for 'my three girls' in a market in Florence with images of Sophia Loren, Madonna and Frieda and I can see making similar tees with images of PC and MMH and a few other women I've photographed. Another project. As if I needed another.
|Another ceiling in the Uffizi galleries. Each one unique. I love them. Painted in the sixteenth century.|
|MMH captured by iPhone posting from a hotel suite in Bologna. Very early morning. |
Can you see she just woke up and has not yet had breakfast?
So much more to tell. These two trips to Italy (2013 and now 2016) have been so dense, so layered. There are endless contrasts and comparisons with 'the rest of life'. I will indeed take these days of jet lag to get some of this trip's richness tethered in words.