It's raining this morning and so I've stayed at the apartment, with plans to meet friends later. But even when it rains, I find this city beautiful. Reflections appear in puddles on footpaths all over the city.
I have developed a new and terrible habit. I wake about 8am, open the door to the small balcony, climb back into bed and sleep again ... as late as 11am that first time. It's bliss. I'm an early-rising creature and find it easy to wake and begin a day.
Not so here. I have become a sloth. Quite the delighted sloth. It won't last. It's only that I'm walking all over the place and talking to so many interesting people. And I have Donatella and Luciano's cd playing.
But staying in on a Saturday morning in Genova ... you can see why in the photograph below. The space where I work is an easy place to be.
Thank you, Air B&B. I can't recommend them highly enough. My cousin, Julie, introduced me to them and we stayed in them in Verona, Croatia, Budapest, Austria, and Lake Como last summer. You get to meet interesting locals and live in local homes.
My bedroom/office space in this beautiful apartment, downtown Genova.