We have just come back from a week of holidays in Northern Italy (Trentino-Alto Adige  and Liguria), which we have enjoyed very much.

Here are a few pictures (click to enlarge)  just so as to whet the appetite of anybody who may stumble across this page before I put up a proper entry on our recent holidays in the mountains of Trentino and at the seaside area of Liguria  (Cinque Terre).

Any idea what these nice shades of blue and green could be? They certainly were a pleasure to the eye…

This unusual wood arrangement was shot nearby the previous picture. Its purpose is to allow for the most interesting property of the wood (grown and felled locally) to be heard …

Glaciers are always a favourite of mine, partly because they are melting away at an alarming pace (so that taking pictures of them is almost like collecting historical records of these wonders of nature for future generations), partly because of their alluring beauty.

A scene caught from the car in the late evening sun … with the grass and trees making it look so beautifully soothing to the eye and to the soul.

As for the picture above, it was shot early on Tuesday morning of last week from the balcony of my aunt’s house. For the time being, I shall not say anything more except that the picture shows a staple produce of the Val di Non being watered.

Italy is rightly famous for it churches: for instance, the small seaside village of Monterosso (in Liguria) where we stayed could boast of several such buildings (including this quite old one).

Why were these locks hanging on a line against the background of the Ligurian Sea?

And what happened to this house?

To know the answers to these questions, you will have to come back to this blog in a week or two, I am afraid 😉  In the meantime, you can check my second half’s own pictures of the same holidays ….

Finally, I have to admit that I was lucky to enjoy this beautiful view of the small coastal village of Vernazza in Cinque Terre twice during our short stay in Liguria … although I deserved it to some extent because I reached this belvedere twice on foot (and the first time by running to and fro).