Churches of Italy

I have compiled all my church pictures into a set on Flickr called “Churches of Italy” that you can get to from my Flickr page… Here are a few new ones that I uploaded:

The Exorcism

Three Steps in the Duomo

Evening in Europe

Here are the Navigli Canals in Milan.

Evening in Europe

Midnight Clouds

I thought this dome had some very nice paintings on the inside. This is from a basilica in Milan.

Midnight Clouds

Secret Passageway

This is a very cool and unique passageway on the side-roof of the Duomo in Milan. It was particularly cool just as the sun was setting.

Secret Passageway

Faces of Italy

I’m leaving Italy today… Between meetings I had time to explore around with my camera and iPod in overdrive. I saw a lot of interesting faces, so I collected a series of portraits that I have collected into a little portfolio set on Flickr called “What they Dream and What they Do”. If I ever saw someone with an interesting face, I thought perhaps they might have an interesting story too, so I’ve organized the set by the motif of what people do with their lives. Here are the first eight pictures from the series. I will probably add to this collection in the future, or at least until I ask to take someone’s picture and they punch me in the face.

This is Vespucci

This is Vespucci

This is Vespucci.

Vespucci’s dream is to find his son and tell him important things. He twists his head quickly at me with a lost and quizzical look, and then he returns to a thoughtful gaze.

Vespucci is currently homeless and cannot remember where his son is.

This is Skye

This is Skye.

Skye’s dream, she says with a stalwart demeanor, is to be a successful dermatologist.

Skye is currently modeling in Milan during summer break from medical school.


This is Paola

This is Paola.

Paola’s dream, she pauses, she can’t remember them any more.

Paula is currently poses as the Statue of Liberty on the Spaccanapoli in Naples.


This is Claudio

This is Claudio.

Claudio’s dream is to help people and to seek the truth. He squints at the crucifix in the basilica.

Claudio is currently living out his dream and has peace.

This is Maurizio

This is Maurizio.

Maurizio’s dream is to captain a boat in the bay of Naples and to protect the habitat around Pospitillo and the Amalfi Coast. When he shakes hands, his grip is of old rope.

Maurizio is currently living out his dream.


This is Astius

This is Astia.

Astia’s dream was to see her son to rule the Roman Empire.

Astia died never seeing it happen.


This is Manea

This is Manea.

Manea’s dream is to go back to Romania and find his mother. He smiles inside his beard, looking upward.

Manea is currently homeless and thinks his mother may be dead, or worse, she may not remember him.


This is Maria

This is Maria.

Maria dreams of being a songwriter and singer. She often looks down and nods her head, thinking about deep waves.

Maria is currently teaching scuba diving in Naples and writes songs at night.

Iron and Glass

Here is one of the most famous shopping areas of Milan. This was one of the first iron and glass constructions in the world of this scale.

Iron and Glass

Spires of the Duomo

I took this in Milan during my ascent up to the roof of the Duomo. I added three pounds of muscle mass to each quadricep during the climb.

Spires of the Duomo

The Duomo Altar

This is the front altar of the Duomo. There is enough wealth in these 20 square meters to solve hunger problems in many countries, but that is another topic.

The Altar of the Duomo

Canals of Navigli di Lusco Fusco

Lusco Fusco is a cool Italian phrase that is meant to define the time between sunset and when it is dark. I don’t think we have a good word for that in English. It’s sort of like “dusk”, but darker and more “glowy”. And “lusco fusco” sounds way better than “darker than dusk but glowy.”

Naviglii Lusco Fusco

Eyebrows

I thought this guy had a really cool scene going on, laying in the park behind the Basilica San Lorenzo with a ultra-bald head and ultra-gargantuan eyebrows, so I shot this picture. He didn’t speak English so I made the international symbol for “I am not gay but I want to take your picture.”

Brows

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