adventure. Needless to say we returned home with hundreds and
hundreds of images and memories. During our travels, I found myself
focusing on doors, walls, stairs, and walkways....and thinking about the
stories they held or might engender. I've chosen a few favorites of my
doors and wall photos to share on this blog. The opening image is of
Orvieto (about 90 min. North of Rome) where we stayed our first night.
The window on the left is our room at Ripi di Medici:
The next morn we drove over to Montepulciano and found these
doors in the city walls:
We wondered who lives
here and what the inside
might look like.
We found little doors in big doors:
We passed this door in the courtyard of the
Santa Croce church in Florence on our way to
the school of leather there: http://www.scuoladelcuoio.com
Orginally developed to provide a trade to orphans, it still teaches traditional techniques.
Doors into the converted hay barn we stayed in for a week
outside of Florence: http://www.agriturismo.it/en/farmhouse/tuscany/florence/FattoriaVerdeOliva-8510132/index.html
We definitely recommend it! Great price and hospitality.
Doors leading onto narrow walkways (Spello)
Doors in cliffs (near Norcia)
Doors into grand buildings (Perugia )
Doors into Trulli... Look for a post just on the trulli soon...
Doors everywhere (Matera):
And finally doors leading your imagination down a lighted path where
a story awaits...
I hope these images stir up some stories for you.
Words and characters are beginning to emerge for me.
Speaking of stories and story makers..don't miss the
opportunity to check out the awesome online auction
that is going on to support Terri Windling and her
I'm offering one of my eye journals, but you'll be stunned by all the
mythic and fantasy celebs and just generous folks who have put up
items. Terri has offered the world so much in so many generous
ways that it's great to see so much love and support sent in return.
Auction ends on Dec. 15, so don't hesitate. Great place to do
Next time....stairs.... Journey on! Wendy