The morning after our engagement @dominiquedrakeford & I took a walk with @curlsofpoetry & @rongriswell. We made it to the top of a seeming never ending climb in the side streets of #lakecomo
She stood on top of a ledge to observe the town below. That’s when I had her stay still while I took my #rz67 out, and a fresh roll of #portra400
We were both still on a emotional bliss and I think it made a really cool photo
Il mio giro alla scoperta delle piccole attività che animano il lago è iniziato a dicembre, continua ed è solo all'inizio.
In molti casi si tratta di negozi aperti da decenni, qualche volta anche da più di un secolo, in altri gli anni alle spalle sono pochissimi.
Ma l'ingrediente che ritrovo e che cerco è uno: la passione che sta dietro a queste vetrine illuminate...
Conoscere le loro storie sempre più da vicino è un viaggio bellissimo!
[Nella foto la Libreria Plinio Il Vecchio, aperta negli anni '80. Se cerco un libro illustrato qui lo trovo]
A Comói-tónál tett látogatásunk első állomása Varenna volt, amelyet körülbelül egy órás vonatúttal lehet Milánó központi pályaudvaráról elérni. Bár hétvége volt, így Február közepén nem volt sok ember, igaz ebben az időszakban kevés villa vagy vendéglátóegység van nyitva. Azért számunkra így is nagyon tetszett ez a városka. Te már jártál a Comói-tónál?
The moment you arrive, you will decide to never leave this place. Don’t say we didn’t warn you… 💛 #Italia (summer vacation plans, anyone??)
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#lostfiles in Lake Como, one of my favorite places in the world! 🇮🇹
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WHAT A VIEW! •
Just a few kilometers from the city centre of #Como , set in a dominant position yet immersed in the picturesque green of Torno, this #property boasts unobstructed and panoramic 180^ views over the first basin of the lake. 🏞
🏡 This #charming semi-detached #villa with garden lends itself to seasonal holidays or as first #familyhome .
➕ Property features include: a splendid veranda with burning oven and #barbecue , #porch opening onto the #garden overlooking the #lake and double car #garage .
“The farmer looked at the once ugly ‘duckling’ and said, “It looks like you found yourself a niche – a family. You are the most beautiful swan I have ever seen.”
For the rest of his days, the swan lived happily with his new swan family and was greeted often by the farmer and his family. “ The end
. “Şi lebăda şi-a întins aripile, şi-a înălţat gâtul şi a spus din toată inima: – Pe vremea când eram o răţuşcă urâtă nici în vis nu m-aş fi gândit la atâta fericire!” Sfârșitul poveștii 🦢
. #lakecomo #lakecomoitaly #lakecomolife #lakecomoexplore #lakecomotravel #como #comolake #comoitaly #comoitalia #italy #italy 🇮🇹 #italytravel
It’s funny, the people that shape and define your life.
I met him when I was sixteen. He reminded me of Baryshnikov, whose poster I had on my wall at home.
He was our tour guide in Bellagio. He took me out that evening. We drank a digestivo made from rhubarb. We went dancing. He drove me around in his tiny Italian convertible car. I was enchanted.
I left with my family the next day. I cried on the airplane. I wrote in my journal the entire flight home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
He wrote me a postcard once, when I was in college. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I looked him up when I was in my early thirties, working in Italy, and finding myself in Bellagio again. We started dating. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
He took me to Paris and told me he loved me. Our daughter was conceived there. (This fact I later found out on a cold night in Bellagio, by myself, in his apartment.) I told him over the phone, while he was in Venezuela, with his new girlfriend. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Things were said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I returned to the States. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Stella was born. He came to visit her, bringing gorgeous baby clothes from Milan. Eventually, he left. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When my daughter was a toddler, she and I lived, for a time, above Bellagio, in a little house with a spectacular view of craggy mountaintops and a lake that makes you want to cry, it’s so beautiful. Sometimes a horse or a cow would block the road.
She looked like an elf when she was a toddler. Her hair came in late, and her ears stuck out. She had a cranky disposition, and I had to sing her Funiculi Funicula to get her to fall asleep.
It often felt like she and I were the only ones on the entire mountain, perhaps the entire world.
After a time, we came back home, Stella and I. Our family grew. Many trips were made to Bellagio to see the other side of her family, the other side of her life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Now she is eighteen. She has a grace and an elegance about her that is otherworldly.
I didn't end up with the man who had enchanted me as a teenager, all those years ago. It didn’t matter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It was the strange elfin creature who stole my ❤️.