Weekly Photo Challenge: “THROUGH”

I somehow missed the weekly photo challenge of March 23, but in spite of being late I decided to submit a photo as I could not resist the proposed subject. The picture was taken summer 2011 in a little town Sabbioneta, in the province of Mantua, Lombardy region, northern Italy. It is situated about 30 km north of Parma, not far from the northern bank of the Po River and it was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2008.

The picture shows La Galleria degli Antichi (“Gallery of the Ancient”).

Memories of Italian Lakes

When I started flipping through my travel photos to find a good candidate for this week photo challenge (Arranged) I came across some of the pictures taken on and around Lake Iseo in Italy a few summers back.

That was another unforgettable holiday in bella Italia and probably some of you will enjoy my postcards from summer ’09.

A view of Lake Iseo from the hotel

Rather than staying on shore of the lake we opted for a more remote location at 500 m altitude in a very glamorous and comfortable hotel (I still keep some nice smelling soaps as a souvenir).

Nice grounds of my favourite lake hotel

The hotel location provided for some great views, but the views from the shoreline did not come short either.

Panorama of Lake Iseo


As breathtaking as the sights of the lake and promenades were, we found some even more interesting spots further up in the hills.

Another view of Loreto Islet

Erosion pyramids at Zone above Lake Iseo


It was definitely one of my nicest trips.

Weekly Photo Challenge: ARRANGED

A plate of fruit

A plate of fruit in a very nice hotel above Lake Iseo in Italy.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

I took this picture some years ago with some cheap idiot camera, but what has always fascinated me is how mirror reflections show us more than the actual object.

In this particular picture it is hard to say where the actual vegetation ends and where its reflection begins.Image