Saturday, January 17


Carmi's Thematic Photo for this week is aged. You can imagine the vast majority of what I photograph in Italy falls into this category. Age is everywhere. Castles, churches, ruins, artifacts... Evidence of society, so similar to what we are living now, from a thousand years ago. Forget 2100... imagine that things might not be very different in 3009. 4009. Would the Roman's have believed it? Believed that the same basic systems would still be in place TWO THOUSAND years into their future?

Back to the Thematic Photos....

walls of Belfort Castle, Trentino-Alto Adige


relatively infantile, but still aged

bath in Pompeii (the nooks between the small statues were used as lockers)

and my favorite angel, Castel Sant'Angelo, Roma

edited to add: Thank you so much Carmi for choosing my caption "Nitty-Gritty" for last week's caption this and welcome to everyone passing by from Written Inc. I decided to leave my Thematic Photo post up for a few more days because of this honor. I hope you stay a few moments and check out the blog... see especially the resiliance and culture shock posts... I think they are my better ones.


  1. Good question about the existing functioning in the future. I do hope that what we build serves future civilizations as something more than a cautionary tale...

    I can't remember the last time someone told me they did something just because it made them happy or made something because they wanted to share something beautiful.

    Well, until I discovered blogging, that is...

    Gorgeous pics! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi,I am from India. When I saw those pictures, my forst thoughts were to thank you...

    I may never get to see them, but you made it possible for me to have a glimpse of unusual places.


  3. Your post took me to a future I have till now never thought of. 3000 OR 4000 has never occured. That thought itself opens my imagination and shows me life can be interesting just through dreaming and imagining. Thanks a lot. Keep writing.

  4. Fantastic pictures. And 3000 years is a long time..huh !!

    Can we see through 3000 hours is a question that remains though !

  5. Anonymous11:40 AM

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! So how does it feel to live in such a magical place?

    Never even crossed my mind, but really, by 4000, we'd be history too! And hopefully, we'd leave behind something as magical/ overwhelming as these reminders of a glorious past...

  6. I love these photos!

    Interestingly enough, I had a long conversation recently about how the more things change the more things stay the same! I can visualize a plethora of technology in the future with the constant craving by the people to get back to our roots!

    I hope to visit Italy one day. Thanks for sharing!

  7. You're all very welcome, you're comments warm my heart. I have a hard time putting all the history you find in Italy in perspective. It's common to see things 1000 years old, and you see the same basics. Evidence of society not so different from what we have now. I start to imagine the people around these things and wonder if it ever occurred to them that we'd be here. That there could be a 1000 years in the future.

    Paige Lacey: I hope you do something everyday just because it makes you happy. Like one of my favorite poems by Shel Silverstein "Put Something In"
    Draw a crazy picture,
    Write a nutty poem,
    Sing a mumble-grumble song,
    Whistle through your comb.
    Do a loony-goony dance
    'Cross the kitchen floor,
    Put something silly in the world
    That ain't been there before.

    Vetrimagal: Thank you for pausing to see into my world. Hope you come back.

    Nsiyer: Actually it didn't occur to me either until I started writing this post and thought about the age of the things in the photos.

    Kavi: You always perplex me. Thanks for giving me something more to think about.

    Naperville Mom: I honestly adore living here. I miss social aspects of the states, but I love the physical spaces here. The light, sounds, and learning the language.

    Simplicity: I agree... and perhaps that's why society is fundamentally the same. The push-pull of human nature.

  8. wonderous! Amalfi
    Castel Sant Angelo

    Bella! aloha

  9. Howdy. Thought you'd get a little happy from today's Caption This entry over on my blog. Come on over and see what the fuss is all about!

  10. I loved the aged aspect of Italy when I was there; absolutely loved it. The ruins in Rome just reeked of a world and time that we have no recollection of or time to stop and think of. I also loved the angels in Rome, and snapped a few my own :) I love how they had lockers in Pompeii :))

  11. Ciao Christine...Check my blog post for today - I'm sending you an award! Happy Monday from Up North!


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