Art & Travel Photo Journal

[Photo Journal] Walking Around Lucca in Italia

Lucca, Italy (2017)

photojournal

Myra here.

Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

Lucca in Italy

One of the tours that we have taken while in Italy last year included going to Lucca, said to be famous for its Renaissance-era city walls. Hope you enjoy these pictures!

“The journey is the treasure.” 
― Lloyd Alexander, The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio

“There comes . . . a longing never to travel again except on foot.” 
― Wendell Berry, Remembering

“I keep going back
as if Im looking for something I have lost
back to the motherland, sisterland, fatherland
back to the beacon, the breast
the smell and taste of the breeze,
and the singing of the rain.” 
― Heather Nova, The Sorrowjoy

“You want to go back, and so you hold on to the habits you learned while you were traveling, because it’s better than admitting the journey’s over.” 
― Seanan McGuire, Every Heart a Doorway

Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you are destined for.
But do not hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you are old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her you would not have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.

― Constantinos P. Cavafis, C. P. Cavafy: Collected Poems

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy” 
― Giuseppe Verdi

“Love, which quickly arrests the gentle heart,
Seized him with my beautiful form
That was taken from me, in a manner which still grieves me.

Love, which pardons no beloved from loving,
took me so strongly with delight in him
That, as you see, it still abandons me not…” 
― Dante Alighieri, Inferno: A New Verse Translation

As I wrote in my FB post dated 16 June 2017:

Famous for its Renaissance-era city walls, Lucca seems like a city from another lifetime, preserved for those who wish to be transported to Roman amphitheatre days. It has a distinct charm from Pisa, the more celebrated and flashier sister-city, with the infamous Leaning Tower. Lucca has a Sunday afternoon kind of vibe that reminded me of Intramuros, perhaps, in the 70s or so (without the swarm of tourists, and the gelato/espresso, of course). One of my favourites from today’s photoshoot.

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

0 comments on “[Photo Journal] Walking Around Lucca in Italia

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: