Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Little Italy and a Hidden Face of the Town

The latter for the three following pictures:

I have been having an eye for gardens lately, since my son started walking and he needs a space to run around. Especially gardens in the town appeal to me, those that you guess over a high wall, but don't see. They help a town to breathe. And they present an individual world for the one who founded it and who has it. No wonder that it has had such a symbolic in art for centuries, gardens are inspiration. I like those old ones, grown over, like this one on the first picture, I took it peeking through the gate, and there was another door hiding!
And these gardens were built between the medieval town walls (click on the pics!).
I am asking myself how many of my neighbors would recognize here their home town? It is a town where I grew up and where my parents live. Small, pretty, but just a little, old, but not as historical. Apart from few buildings on the town square (following picture) that are the jewels of the Czech architecture. Sorry for this partial photo. I focused on the play of the shadows on the roof part that I forgot about the blog readers completely.

Dominik got a new suitcase to keep his toys in it and he proudly walked with it on a Sunday afternoon walk with his grandparents.

I hope you have had nice Christmas holiday and Happy New Year to everybody!


raining sheep said...

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. I hope 2009 will be happy and prosperous for you. I can't believe another year is over. I am so glad to have met you over in the virtual world :) Hugs.

Jill said...

Happy new year to you and best wishes for 2009! Thank you for these beautiful glimpses into your parent's town. We don't have travel plans this year so getting to see the world through the eyes of others is precious!