Sometimes I see the light, try to capture it, and a kind of alchemy happens so that I end up with an unexpected result.
I was on the stairs between Righi and the city, heading for the Sanctuary of Madonnetta, up there on the side of one of those steep Genovese hills when I saw the light. And it seemed beautiful.
My day had begun at 10am. I had the pleasure of spending two hours working with the lovely Beatrice. I watched as she used my camera, understanding my instructions so very quickly. I was impressed. Her English was good but even better she could understand my New Zealand English. It might be news to some but NZ English isn't always the simplest English to follow.
I had lunch down at Porto Antico with Barbara and we talked, as we do, until it was time to meet up with Alessandra, Federico and Davide. And they took us wandering, with Davide gifting me a portion of this ancient city's history as we went. The Davide who looks so remarkably like John Lennon.
We walked along Via Garibaldi, catching the Righi Funicular to the top of one of the hills that surround Genova, and then we walked some more.
I found the photograph when we were on the way down, using the ancient pathway to reach the Sanctuary of Madonnetta.