View from the shore in the city.
On the way to The Golden Circle.
Þhingvellir National Park.
One of the geysers.
Model: Brynja Guðmundsdóttir @ Eskimo
(Go listen to their ridiculously amazing cover of Sweet Child O’ Mine!)
Belladonna has been one of my favourite bands since high school. It was so, so great to finally get to see them play live and photograph the show after meeting them in person at The Noir Club a few weeks ago. I cannot recommend them enough—their music is fantastic (they created the genre rock noir), their lyrics wonderfully poetic, and the band themselves are some of the most genuinely nice people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and getting to spend time with. A massive thank you goes out to them for making our trip back to Rome such a great one.
After Venice, we went to Rapallo to visit some family that I hadn’t seen in many years (other than on Skype). We had a wonderful time, with the added bonus of them arguably being some of the best chefs in Italy (if not the world).
Beautiful buildings on the way to Santa Margherita and Porto Fino.
Dream houses on the sea.
The basement of our Mestre apartment that looked like it was straight out of a Giallo film.
Secret keys in the dresser! We were surprised and relieved when we learned that we weren’t actually in a horror/murder mystery movie.
The mask I’ve had my eye on since the first trip. One day…
Bridge of Sighs.
Back in Murano.
The glass blowing factory.
I’m happy to have made it out to Burano this time. The colourful houses were a feast for the eyes.
There were also lots of cats.
And an angry goose or something.
Model/Makeup/Styling: In Tenebris
After leaving Cortona, we spent a weekend in Florence.
Our first full day there had the warmest, most beautifully sunny weather I had seen in a long time.
The goofiest human statue. He was never very still, instead he made a lot of faces and was fairly popular when it came to people posing for pictures with him.
The next day, we met up with my cousin and she took us out to Vinci, where Leonardo da Vinci was from.
An eerie looking sort of scuba-diving device that he had invented (at part of the Leonardo da Vinci museum).
The following day, we hopped a train to Rome. That night, we went to The Noir Club to meet one of my favourite bands. The singer and guitarist both knew my name (from having each other added on Facebook for years) and told me that they love my photos—it was such a surreal experience. This quick test shot was the only picture I took that night, I think I was just far too starstruck for any others. Fortunately, we’ll be seeing them again in Rome in April, and there will most certainly be photos taken.
The next day, I had a photoshoot in a wicked cemetery with a model who has red hair as long as Rapunzel. My next post will be photos from the shoot (which I am very excited to share, I love how they turned out), but for now, here’s two of the many cats that we encountered.
This first set of photos are from a walk I took on a nice day.
My favourite dalmatian.
I went to look for the cats again, but just kept on walking down a forest path.
Cacti in the sun.
A feral cat that I didn’t see last time.
Stella again, on the way back home.
Took a different way home and came across these three beauties.
Before I knew it, the end of the term had arrived.
On the last day as a student abroad, taking my boyfriend around town and up to the top to watch the sunset.
It was sunny and warm, yet raining lightly at the same time.
I burst into tears pretty much second that I looked up and saw this rainbow. Too perfect of a bittersweet ending.
Stella one more time.
The valley, and Lake Trasimeno.
What little bit of sunset we saw through all of the clouds.
The next day, my cat showed up while we were walking over to Mario’s for our cooking lesson.
The beginnings of tiramisù.
Delicious oil-drowned bruschetta.
My favourite picture ever of my cat buddy.
We left that afternoon to spend the weekend in Florence. From there we went to Rome, Venice, Rapallo, and then back to Cotona for a night, before flying to the UK. Photos to come.