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!
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.
“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.
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.