Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bellagio Fenestration Details

From Como there is a ferry that will take you, amongst other places to Bellagio on Lake Como.  This window detail was taken there.  Using Nik Silver Efex Pro software allows me to capture every detail in the pealing paint and cracks in the stucco.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Ubiquitous Vespa

The Ubiquitous Vespa - they are all over Italy and come in a variety of colours.  The newer ones are a little sleeker but the vintage models in pastel colours are my favourite.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Summer in Lombardy

In summer many Italians close up and head to the beach for holidays.  August is the preferred month it seems - this apartment building along the shores of Lake Como is pretty much boarded up for the August break.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Castello Sforzesco

The occupants of Castello Sforzesco went about Milan and the surrounding area rounding up Roman ruins to decorate their castle.  Hence this collection of Roman odds and ends all loosely strewn about the caste courtyard.  Unfortunately this method of preserving history has rendered these pieces somewhat meaningless because no one know from whence the came.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Castello Sforzesco

Castello Sforzesco, Built by the Duke of Milan Francesco Sforza is a huge castle in the heart of Milan.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Castello Sforzesco

In my days preparing architectural drawings the 2D elevation ruled the day.  Hence the number of 2D photos I take, like this details shot of Castello Sforzesco in Milan.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Parmigiano Reggiano

Parmigiano Reggiano - the King of Cheese according to Chef Mario Batali (and what reasonable person could argue) - is pricey stuff.   One Amazon website lists the price of a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano at $2,500.00; so that's about $12,500 worth of cheese in this shop window.  Or it could be a $30 plastic display but that kind of thinking ruins the romance of it all don't you think?