Hello and welcome to this week’s hop. As always, we are so happy you are here! This week’s challenge comes from the amazing Brenda Margriet:
Let’s share our favourite summer photos, from any year.
My favorite summer photos are from a very long time ago and have since faded away. But, luckily, thanks to the internet, I can gather some pictures of the city that reflect my visit that summer. And relate a wonderful tale to go with the photographs.
Right after I graduated from college, I took the summer off and went to Rome.
Among some of the wonderful places I visited, there was the coliseum (of course), and “The Pieta” (breathtaking), and I walked the Spanish steps (so impressive).
I met some wonderful people and had the time of my life. I ate in places the tourists had yet to discover where the food was authentic and amazing, and I learned Italian. But one story told to me has stuck with me all these years.
One of my new friends introduced me to the Piazza Navona. There is a church there and in front of it sits a fabulous fountain. Now the man who built the church and the one who designed the fountain were rivals. One said the other one’s fountain would crumble before his church. No, said the other man. Your church will fall first. And so he had one of the statues built with his arms raised for when the church fell down.
Oh, to be graced with such talent and a wonderful sense of humor.
And speaking of travel…how about Morocco?
and coming this fall….
Now let’s pop over to the wonderful A.S. Fenichel and see her pictures…