Entries from Candi's Corner: Wanderlust and Passions tagged with 'Italy'

Florence View

Views of Florence from top of the Duomo, June 2008...

PhotoHunt: three

The theme for this week's photohunt is three. I am going to indulge my passion for mythology and sculpture and use the Laocoon statue, carved by the three Rhodian sculptors Agesander, Polydoros, and Athenodoros (as attributed by Pliny the...

Guess Where in the World: Part Two

Another easy "guess where" photo. Could you all tell where in Italy I can find this staircase? P.S. My sister is driving from Columbia, SC to spend the weekend with us here. She is officially our first visitor and we...

A Roman View: Piazza del Popolo

Fellow blogger Sandra mentioned in a post that Piazza del Popolo is her favorite in Rome. I was reminded of our trek up Pincio Gardens (on the western edge of Villa Borghese) to view a magical Roman sunset over Piazza...

Guess Where in the World: Part One

I've been following this blog called Blog From Italy for a while now. And every once in a while, the blog owner Alex posts a photo from Italy with a "Guess Where in Italy" post. I enjoy these posts and...

PhotoHunt: average

The theme for this week's photohunt is average. What a tough theme! We took this photo from the top of Rome's famous Spanish Steps on a beautiful summer day in June of 2008. I'd like to think that the...

PhotoHunt: bag(s)

The theme for this week's photohunt is bags. I almost hit a wall this week, until I found a photo of a horse carriage in Rome, and guess what the horse is wearing? A poop bag! The above photo...

PhotoHunt: surprise

The theme for this week's photohunt is surprise. I struggled a bit with this theme until I started browsing our Italy album from last year, and found photos of a coastal town we visited that, up until now, I...

PhotoHunt: low

The theme for this week's photohunt is low. I am struggling with this one. Many things come to mind when I think low;but the term itself is very subjective, and dependent on the level you are comparing things with....

PhotoHunt: entertainment

The theme for this week's photohunt is entertainment. A navy band playing beautiful tunes on the Spanish Steps in Rome. Piazza Spagna is normally packed with people, but it was even more so for the special entertainment. Thanks for...

Tiramisu Cheesecake

I am really bad at keeping cooking notes together, I try to blame it on moving a lot, but really I have no excuse since I can just add my notes to my bookmarked recipes page. Oh well, I...

PhotoHunt:rock

The theme for this week's photohunt is rock. At first I had the idea of posting some of the many photos of the different amazing architecture and ruins of ancient Rome, which I am very much enchanted with. Then...

PhotoHunt:pink

The theme for this week's photohunt is pink. I love the color pink, and I have many items of pink clothing. In an attempt to resist posting a photo of myself, I chose three photos from three different parts...

PhotoHunt:advertisement

The theme for this week's photohunt is advertisement. After a fantastic two week vacation in beautiful Thailand, I was hoping my first photohunt back will give me a chance to post one of the 1200+ photos we took there....

PhotoHunt: painted

The theme for this week's photohunt is painted. The first thing that came to my mind when I saw the theme this week was art paintings, so I browsed some of the art photos I have, and decided to...

PhotoHunt: in memory

The theme for this week's photohunt is in memory.. I have recently written a post about visiting USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii, a memorial built to honor the dead in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, in 1941.That would...

Missing Italy: Positano

Rome is not the only place I miss in Italy. Okay, maybe I do miss Rome the most and it is always on my mind. But, Positano is another Italian town we have fond memories of. We stayed in Positano...

PhotoHunt: walking

The theme for this week's photohunt is walking. I do a lot of walking and hiking, so my choices are endless. I decided to go with walking on the Appian Way in Rome; my favorite city. The Appian Way,...

PhotoHunt:protect(ion)

The theme for week's photohunt is protect(ion). I really had hard time with this and had to think outside the box to come up with something. Annie suggested using the Japanese fishing shrine from my previous post, and I...

PhotoHunt: triangle(s)

The theme for this week's photohunt is triangle(s). I am sharing a photo of one of the many beautiful and awe inspiring churches in my favorite city in the world, Rome. Santa Maria di Perpetuo Soccorso was built in...

Missing Italy: The Colosseum

I am a Rome lover. I fell in love with Rome as soon as my foot touched its grounds. Actually,I fell in love with Rome even before then,during the planning process, and before, when that nagging voice in my...

PhotoHunt:four

The theme for this week's photohunt is four. Browsing through my photos, a photo of San Marco's Basilica in Venice caught my attention. The four bronze horses on the facade of the cathedral are replicas. San Marco's original horses(date...

S's I love!

Girasoli did this entry in her blog about things she likes that start with the letter G. And she offered letters to other slow travel bloggers, who did a great job with the letters they were assigned. The letter Girasoli...

The Eternal City...eternal in my heart

We took our very first trip to Italy last June for our honeymoon, we spent four weeks total, of which two weeks were in Rome. The question about my favorite part of Italy is hard to answer, because every part...

PhotoHunt: nautical

The theme for this week's photohunt is nautical. I must admit, it took me a while hunting through my photos to find something I can/want to go with. I settled for the photo we have taken of a five-masted...

PhotoHunt: chipped

This will be my first photohunt .I think it is a lot of fun going through photos looking for a theme. I had a little hard time with this one, so I decided on this photo taken in Venice,a building...