Hello, my friends! I have missed you! I’m back and honestly, have lost count of how many planes, trains, boats, water taxis, cabs, buses, rental cars, trams and trolleys I’ve been on in the last six weeks. I can’t keep track so won’t even ask you to try.
Often I felt I was crazy to tackle the itinerary I had laid out for this last journey but, ultimately, it proved very successful. I am home – jet-lagged, bruised, blistered and sunburnt but grateful to have had the opportunities to photograph wonderful destinations, work with new clients and visit a faraway friend.
For you, a collage of images taken over the last 10 days. (Some locations I know you will recognize. Others are new to both of us: the David Austin Rose Center in Albrighton, England, and a garden-themed assignment I did for a wonderful London-based client.) Tomorrow I’ll return with a tribute to my favorite city, which is holding a huge celebration this weekend! Hope you are all well. Many thoughts of you accompanied me on the road and inspired many of these images. (More to say but I can’t stay awake.) xo Lots of love, – g
The poet Byron coined the name “The Bridge of Sighs” (top photo) for the bridge leading the condemned from the Venetian courts to the prisons on the other side. The views from the windows were the last many saw of their beloved Venice. It is a particularly haunting location in a city filled with ghostly memories and faded dreams.
Venice is a place of great contrasts – opulent yet crumbling, elegant yet simple, flamboyant yet secretive. There exists nowhere like it on Earth – it is thus endlessly fascinating.
Thank you, friends, for taking the time to visit – I hope you enjoy the images and that they bring something of the atmosphere of La Serenissima.
much love, g
p. s. I hope you will forgive my continued absence from visiting many of you. You know it’s not my usual way. It bothers me greatly but I’m traveling again in a few days and fear I will not reach you all before I go. Trust that I look forward to it when I return, envisioning a long summer of sharing and catching up. Meanwhile, I’ve prepared flowery and fun posts for you during the time I’m away. Wishing you a lovely end of May! xoxo
Hello, friends! While I continue to edit the almost embarrassing riches of our photographs of Venice, I wanted to say hi with a few more spring images that have recently gone into my shop. (Those on my mailing list have seen some of these already.) We’ve had gorgeous, summery weather in Seattle so we’ve escaped to the garden often – tidying up, taking photos or working from laptops and iPads.
I admit it’s taking me much longer than anticipated to get back to my regular blogging schedule, between travel, shooting the bounty of blossoms here and recent house guests. And soon I’ll be traveling again. But, I will have another Venice post up this week for you with favorite images from the city. For a sneak peek, you can check here!
Thinking of you, as always, and sending fondest wishes for a fabulous week.
with love, – g