11 May, 2009

My World - Blue Shutters

I liked this capture, so many pieces of the whole appealed to me. The time worn bricks, the blue shutters, the moss covered roof tiles, the aspargus fern hanging over the side, the peeling aged plaster and the Arno River below with the Ponte Vecchio Bridge framing it. This was My World in Florence in February 2009.

Please stop by and visit others blogs this week. The My World meme is hosted by Klaus Sandy Ivar Wren Fishing Guy Louise and they do a great job.

52 comments:

Daryl said...

LOVE the new header shot .. and what effect did you use to get the softened/pastel happening?

ewok1993 said...

Oh I love how you made this a bit softer. I am blown away by the beauty you discovered and now are sharing. I wish to see it for myself someday too.

Indrani said...

This is so beautiful, as if stepping in to a story book. :)

Susan said...

What a wonderful shot for a watercolour (what a wonderful place to retire!!)

How I've loved your Italy photos!

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Yes Erin!
I agree this is a GREAT captuere anyhow I like it!

Come visit my blog:) JoAnn

Sylvia K said...

I love your shots of Italy! And this one is particularly beautiful! Does look like a watercolor!

fishing guy said...

Erin: Congrats on being #1, glad you were able to show more of your Italy trip.

kjpweb said...

Very Nice MyWorld post!
Cheers, Klaus

P.S.:
Please remember to add your country
next time around! :) Thanks!

Ishtar said...

I LOVE that picture too! Every window tells a story! And the AC says that it's hot! :-)

SandyCarlson said...

Truly excellent. Thanks.

Lanny said...

I really am attracted to the colors you have captured here.

Carver said...

I like this was so much. You capture so much atmosphere in the shot.

barb said...

Warm, soft and inviting! Love it! I can't wait to get to Italy!

Gaelyn said...

It looks like a painting right out of the days of the Masters.

Guy D said...

Wow that is incredible, it looks like a puzzle.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Mary Elizabeth said...

Great snapped!!!
Mary Elizabeth @ Now and Then

Barb said...

Your Florence photos are wonderful. They really tell the story of a beautiful city.

Arija said...

Just lovely, it has the familiarity of that long time lived in look.

Denise said...

Oh wow Erin, I do hope you have these photographs up on your walls. This one, like all your photos, is fabulous.

Jenn Jilks said...

Lovely worldly shots. Well done being #1! :-)

/Jenn in Muskoka

susieofarabia said...

You have such a good eye, Erin. Another amazing photo!

Maria said...

The photograph is really beautiful! And what is also typical of Italy is the old air handling unit in the above window :)

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

So wonderfully mediterranean feeling.

zeal4adventure said...

That is a piece of art!

Lawstude said...

so beautiful. postcard material. great job.

Ebie said...

This is one of the best shots of your Italy trip. Ooops, love your new header.

Wolynski said...

Gorgeous. What do you use for the softening effect?

hip chick said...

That is beaufitul. I love the colors of the blue and the building itself.

MedaM said...

The photo is really great and special with all the details on it and with those lovely colors.
I also like your new header very much.

Mar said...

Fantastic shot!! Ahhh, beautiful Florence!!
Happy Tuesday!

Russ said...

Beautiful, dreamy shot! Very evocative.

alicesg said...

This is so beautiful. I wondered how you find such beautiful windows. They really look like paintings. Nice capture.

Gattina said...

Beautiful and yes of course it only could be in Italy, lol !

CTG Ponies said...

What a fabulous picture! There's so much going on in that one building.

mannanan said...

Love it. Thanks for sharing your world with us.

ms toast burner said...

I really like that soft, day dreamy look in your photos... I wish the whole world looked like that (without downing a bucket of gin! haha).

Neil Tasker said...

No wonder you like it. It's stunning. You really know how to take a pic!

Glennis said...

Very nice shot, the soft misty dreammy look is great.

J said...

Gorgeous! I'm impatient to go to Florence, was February a good time to visit?

chrome3d said...

There is such a calm and arty mood. So long photo too, it could go on and on as far as I´m concerned.

Clara said...

What an amazing place! Your picture is magnificent.

magiceye said...

indeed a wonderful image

Jedediah said...

I enjoy your Italy pictures. Like Monet paintings.

Baron's Life said...

Great stuff

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Great capture. It takes a long time to get all the details.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just beautiful!! You are a fabulous fotographer :-) Thanks for stopping by, and for your kind comment! It means so much! ~Janine

Titania said...

Very beautiful; that is how I see Italy; worn by time, still, I can here Dean Martin sing "That's Amore!

marytomaselli said...

Incredible shot - I love the softening! Thanks for commenting at my blog! :)

Ackworth born said...

gorgeous shades of blue - a very nice arrangement

2sweetnsaxy said...

Beautiful! At first glance it looks like a painting.

Dina said...

This looks like a painting!

Oh wow, you get to walk the Appian Way! A dream for me...

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