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Picture Perfect

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  What a find! I’ve just been given a box full of old family photos by my very kind and trusting neighbour. She heard my book project required old pictures, but she didn’t think hers would be any good. How … Read More

Enchanting Village Images No.8

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Everyday I see many historical and architecturally breathtaking doors like this. Very few are quite so green.  Sorana Village, Pescia.   Castelvecchio, Pescia   Sorana, pescia   After the rainfall. Sorana, Pescia

Shutter Opens on a New Era

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There was a mixture of joy,  anxiety and sadness as both my little girls started asilo (nursery) today. Dressed in their grembiuli (school aprons) they held hands and happily set off on the journey from our hill village to the … Read More

Stiappa- Sagra del Beccutino

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The quaint village of Stiappa held its annual ferragosto festa – ‘Sagra del Beccutino on Sunday 15th August 2014. Stiappa is one of the 10 villages that form le Dieci Castella (the 10 castles) in the Pesciatina valley (also known … Read More

A Dawn Stroll With the Spirits of Castelvecchio

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  Looking outside the window after waking up far too early at 5.30am, I noticed that last night’s rain had left the village smothering in a blanket of eerie mist. A howling opportunity lay in wait at the local graveyard … Read More

Enchanting Village Images

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Look at all these cobwebs in this cellar…eeeek! 3 years ago the owner of this old house gave me wood that was stacked on those wooden racks in exchange for a photography job. I used to wheel my baby in … Read More

Festa of the Ham Sandwich/Sagra Del Panino Con Il Prosciutto

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Festa of the Ham Sandwich/Sagra Del Panino Con Il Prosciutto Every year the Misericordia, a volunteering serivce, holds a festa at the village of Castelvechio, Pescia in which to raise money.  Here are some photographs taken during the 2013 festival: … Read More

Lost in Translation – The Creep and I

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  Its a lazy Sunday afternoon, I’m brimming with excitement after just arriving back in town from a 3 night stay in Germany. Breezing out of the train station under blue Tuscan skies, welcoming birds sing whilst I dream of embracing … Read More

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