Sunday Walk – March 9, 2014

The other day was a brilliant day of warmth and sunshine, so I decided to try to walk up to the Castle and to the Renghera…or the second tower:

The Castle from Arco

The Castle from Arco

Last year I showed you the walk up on another Sunday Walk last June.

As I got nearer the castle, I decided to take a break near a fountain and then do the last legs of the walk through the olive grove avoiding the paved path:

This took me pretty close to the approach:

Finally the Castle proper…I actually took oodles of photos, so here I have to decide which ones to show for today…not easy!  But we’ll start from the lawn and go up to the Renghera, which was where a large bell used to be housed, and was used to call people to  harvest or into the castle if an enemy was approaching.  The valley below the Renghera is named after our river, Sarca and it is known as the Lower Sarca vally

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Hope you enjoyed this bit of a walk up to the highest tower of Arco’s Castle!

Have a great Sunday, Bastet!

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Sunday Walk

Hello Everyone!

Today is not a day for a walk…again.  However, during the week we did have a good day, and I took some photos as I walked along the first leg of the bike/pedestrian path that leads to Torbole, and then on to Riva del Garda.  The last 2 pictures are of Riva and were taken a couple of weeks ago during the break in the rain…

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The written version of this post can be found on Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library!

Have a great day!

A Sunday Walk

Last night we went to Riva del Garda…where with my trusty poor Olympus I decided to take some photographs at midnight!  The photos are a little blurred perhaps…but I decided that I didn’t mind as this added a little bit of mystery to the photos.  Have a nice walk!

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Happy Yule-tide!  Bastet

Sunday Walk: December 1, 2013

My son, husband and I just got back from a walk through Arco’s Christmas market…and I thought I’d show you a few of the stalls!

Stockings and stuffers

Stockings and stuffers

This colorful stall really attracted my camera…and I do so love putting up stockings on my mantel!

Baked goods from Puglia

Baked goods from Puglia

We don’t only have the typical products from Trentino when the Market opens…but the great traditional baked goods from Puglia…bread and taralli…heaven!

Roasted Chestnuts

Roasted Chestnuts

There’s nothing like a bag full of hot roasted chestnuts as you’re walking through the Market.

Strauben

Strauben

Or fried strauben…my son chose a plateful with Nutella on them.

Lanterns and candels

Lanterns and candles

I love candles and these lanterns were really beautiful.  The one I highlighted here burns alcohol.

We’ll be seeing some more of the Market along with Christmas decorations in the future.  Hope you enjoyed this first glimpse.

Hope you’re having a great Sunday, I’ll be  seeing you tomorrow!  Ciao!

Sunday Walk: November 10, 2013

For today’s walk…we’ll go to  Lake Garda.  It’s afternoon and sunny, in so sunny that I had some difficulties with the lighting…there is such a thing as too much light!

The last of the tourists are pulling out, but there was a group of young German students visiting.  We were all in jackets, feeling the chill in the air, but these young people decided to do a little diving and swimming.  Their teachers though remained in their jackets 😉  The ducks and the swans just seemed to ignore them. Continue reading

A Sunday Walk in Photography: A Rainy Day

Today is Sunday…and it’s raining, again, not really a day to go out for a walk.  Here let me show you what the world looks like outside my loggia this morning:

looking down

looking down

Well you can’t tell much from this I guess, so let’s look a little further up!

Courtyard

Courtyard

Walking down  to the center of town, we come first to the church, across from it is a fountain, and finally if we keep walking, there’s the kindergarten…and the caffè, which no respectable town in Italy, no matter how small, is without (but we can’t see it here).  I guess, we’ll just turn around and go back to my house passing  near a vineyard at this point!

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Have a nice Sunday!