Well, I guess that most or all of you know that it’s pretty cold in much of the United States now. It certainly is here in New York. Yesterday was actually a fairly nice day – sunny, no wind and up to around 30 F – but today brought snow and wind and tomorrow it is expected to get very cold (beginning with 9 F tonight) and stay that way for a couple of days.
I suppose that the best way to beat the cold is to go someplace warmer for a while (though I used to have a theory that one should actually go someplace even colder than it is at home, so that when you finally return home, you can say “thank goodness I’m back to someplace warmer”).
Of course, most people can’t do that, so perhaps the next best thing is to think of a time and place where it’ll be warmer – and what better place than sunny Italy in the springtime???
With that thought in mind, here are some of the photos that I made in Rome on my trip there last June. I had posted some of my color digital snapshots before, but here are some of the black & white photographs that I made on film.
Rome – “The Eternal City” – is a place that I can go back to again and again, with camera or without. Having a camera, though, gives me something to focus on (both literally and figuratively speaking) and it seems that it makes me see things just a bit more clearly than if I had it not.
Stay warm, everyone.