I've finally done it. I finally gave up on the phone I left Belgium with and, when replacing its little dead body, I inquired about phones with decent cameras ... not including iPhones.
And I think I've done well. I'm entirely in love with this new machine so very necessary to my life, as people need to be able to contact me and that wasn't a given for a more than a year. But more than that, I have this lovely little machine that lets me take decent snapshots as I wander.
The series of photographs that begin this post ... Piazza De Ferrari's fountain lit up for the evening. Then, Palazzo Ducale in yesterday's 7.30am sunrise light. And the last, taken this morning around the same time, looking forward along Piazza Garibaldi.
I love my morning walk and I'm rapt to be able to share a little of this city I love so well.
I share these photographs on Facebook. Sometimes on my page, other times on my Genova page - Love Notes to Genoa.
I had to smile ... the most feedback came for the leather shop photograph below. People wanted to know the shop's location, and the price of the bags.
They're exquisite, aren't they.
The church in the second set is surely my favourite church exterior here in the city. I love seeing it in the morning ... the beautiful wash of colour, lit up by the sun, and so many of my favourite colours.
And last but not least, my current favourite cafe for aperitivo. Il Fileo's is committed to both quality and quantity. All that you see cost me, in total, the lovely wine included ... 8 euro. It works as dinner :-)
Life goes on here. I'm fighting a little anemia because I'm not mad-keen on the cure however the elevator in my building is under repair and I am hating the 8 flights of marble stairs. 'Porca miseria!' is about all I can say on reaching my door. I will take the medicine ... as I love the home I have found here.
Another of the things I really enjoy about Genova, is its vibrant music scene. I've been fortunate and heard more than a few bands lately. But that's probably a whole other post.
In other news, I'm just about ready to launch a series of behind-the-scenes photography workshops, now that I actually live here. I'm really excited about them and know I'm offering a quality experience. I will share as soon as it's up.
Just a small catch-up, with photographs. I'm good and life is mostly beautiful.