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Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Snow days

Minus one at 8:30am. Bright sunshine melting the icicles dangling from the mountainsides along the lake road. Someone this morning in Cannobio's Bar Centrale predicted warmer days ahead. Vedremo...



It doesn't snow very often here, in this 1,000-year-old village-fortress, but when it does, we are enveloped in a shroud of snow-clouds, the outside world disappears, and only the muffled bells from distant towers reach through to touch us. Lago Maggiore, lying spread out below us, remains only in the imagination. We become our own world, and in these moments one can imagine these ancient granite houses, the narrow cobbled streets in centuries gone by, peopled with the ragged ghosts of snow-days past.

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17 comments:

Karin said...

Ever so lighted dusted with icing sugar! Looks great! How high did you have to climb to get such a great photo?

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful glimpse into your world! I love Italy and have always enjoyed my visit there a number of years ago. Thank you for sharing your wintry world!

Sylvia

LadyFi said...

Lovely image of the snow-dusted tops. So much history! The village seems somehow mysterious yet beckoning one to explore and discover its secrets.

J Bar said...

A great shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

luna miranda said...

a fascinating photo and story. living in a crowded city like Manila, i can only imagine the solitude, peace and quiet of your world.

Carol said...

That is breathtaking!! Like something out of a faerie tale!!

C x

The Dapper Darling said...

wow thats beautiful! thanks for visiting on my sits day!

Wolynski said...

Wow, beautiful photo - absolutely gorgeous.

Regina said...

A pretty winter scene!

hip chick said...

Oh it does look like sugar! How sweet.

Small Burst said...

Beautiful! You have amazing pictures. Visiting from SITS.

LindyLouMac said...

I love the grey and white light in the photo.

Our locals are also predicting warmer weather by the end of this week!

Glennis said...

A pretty dusting.

Warren Baldwin said...

Beautiful photo, Louise. I teach history, and I wonder what life was like "back then," too. I wish we could see "the ragged ghosts of snow-days past." wb

Christian Mommy Writer said...

Wow, this is a beautiful picture!

Thanks for visiting me on my SITS day!

Rosie said...

Spectacular photo. Reminds me of where I used to live.

♥ Braja said...

oh but that is soooo beautiful....

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Snow days

Minus one at 8:30am. Bright sunshine melting the icicles dangling from the mountainsides along the lake road. Someone this morning in Cannobio's Bar Centrale predicted warmer days ahead. Vedremo...



It doesn't snow very often here, in this 1,000-year-old village-fortress, but when it does, we are enveloped in a shroud of snow-clouds, the outside world disappears, and only the muffled bells from distant towers reach through to touch us. Lago Maggiore, lying spread out below us, remains only in the imagination. We become our own world, and in these moments one can imagine these ancient granite houses, the narrow cobbled streets in centuries gone by, peopled with the ragged ghosts of snow-days past.

For more beautiful images from around the world, visit My World! For more images of Carmine Superiore, visit The Carmine Superiore Picture Gallery.



17 comments:

Karin said...

Ever so lighted dusted with icing sugar! Looks great! How high did you have to climb to get such a great photo?

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful glimpse into your world! I love Italy and have always enjoyed my visit there a number of years ago. Thank you for sharing your wintry world!

Sylvia

LadyFi said...

Lovely image of the snow-dusted tops. So much history! The village seems somehow mysterious yet beckoning one to explore and discover its secrets.

J Bar said...

A great shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

luna miranda said...

a fascinating photo and story. living in a crowded city like Manila, i can only imagine the solitude, peace and quiet of your world.

Carol said...

That is breathtaking!! Like something out of a faerie tale!!

C x

The Dapper Darling said...

wow thats beautiful! thanks for visiting on my sits day!

Wolynski said...

Wow, beautiful photo - absolutely gorgeous.

Regina said...

A pretty winter scene!

hip chick said...

Oh it does look like sugar! How sweet.

Small Burst said...

Beautiful! You have amazing pictures. Visiting from SITS.

LindyLouMac said...

I love the grey and white light in the photo.

Our locals are also predicting warmer weather by the end of this week!

Glennis said...

A pretty dusting.

Warren Baldwin said...

Beautiful photo, Louise. I teach history, and I wonder what life was like "back then," too. I wish we could see "the ragged ghosts of snow-days past." wb

Christian Mommy Writer said...

Wow, this is a beautiful picture!

Thanks for visiting me on my SITS day!

Rosie said...

Spectacular photo. Reminds me of where I used to live.

♥ Braja said...

oh but that is soooo beautiful....