Friday, June 28, 2013

Passegiata

In honor (sort of) of this week's Sepia Saturday theme, I present this dark offering...

One special pleasure in traveling in Italy is taking a stroll in the evening ("passegiata") with the rest of the populus. And among the many pleasures of passegiata is seeing things you don't see during the day; darkness filters out the obvious and highlights the obscure, it emphasizes objects and relationships that are overlooked in daylight.

Lucca

Maiori

Orvieto

11 comments:

Barbara/myth maker said...

Nice set. I like what the darkest brings out, especially in the first one.

Little Nell said...

Well I've learned a new word. Nice pictures of an evening stroll. I did the same in Venice a few weeks ago.

Alan Burnett said...

Yes, I rather like the word. In future I will take a passegiata to the pub.

Alex Daw said...

Great pix and nice take on the theme this week....

Kristin said...

Dark and mysterious and sort of carvernous. I wonder what's down those stairs.

Postcardy said...

The passegiata sounds like a pleasant custom and an excellent opportunity to take some unusual photos.

Sharon said...

The final is my favourite. We normally look out of a window for a view and I like the irony of seeing the painting on the inside at night.

anyjazz said...

I enjoyed this post. You are right, sometimes darkness makes things more beautiful. A candle lit dinner comes to mind.

Joan said...

Ah ha, a poetic type -- dark offering -- I like it --and the photos.

Karen S. said...

Dark perhaps, but in a soft and luring tone, urging a person to look deeper.

Bob Scotney said...

Now I need to find a place that looks so inviting in the dark that I have to photograph it. Super first shot.