The place we stayed in Italy was in Tuscany, Villa Medici di Artimino. Artemino village was built during the ancient Etruscan period and today its medieval structure has remained almost intact with its outer walls and the country’s old clock tower.
Will write more about the Villa when I do the digital shots on the universe blog, but here are some of the film shots I took.
I shot a roll of Kodak Portra whilst I was in Italy last month, and as it will no doubt be forever until I get round to a blog post over on The Universe I thought I’d show a few I took around where we stayed.
It was our first full day in Italy, and the morning was very rainy- we stood under a tree for ages!
By the time we got to the Commonwealth Cemetery at Catana, it had started to clear up.
I also took a couple of shots around the Villa Caruso Bellosguardo in Lastra La Signa when we visited. No more rain, glorious sunshine but a bit mad hot for me at 30 degrees!
Back in October Phil and I went off to Europe for a week, driving through France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and back to Holland where we ended up at a big scale model show. I took the Fuji of course, but also the new old camera I got for my birthday, the rather gorgeous Rolleiflex SL35, and a couple of rolls of Kodak Portra 400 film. These are some of the shots.
Mook War Cemetery is the final resting place of 322 soldiers killed in WW2 situated in the Dutch municipality of Mook en Middelaar.
The Airborne Museum ‘Hartenstein’ in Oosterbeek, Holland, is dedicated to the Battle of Arnhem in which the Allied Forces attempted to form a bridgehead on the northern banks of the Rhine river in September 1944. Hartenstein served as the headquarters of the British 1st Airborne Division.
We visited there last year which you can read about HERE so didn’t go in this time, but we saw the deer in the field opposite.
It was a lovely Autumn day, so we went for a wander in the park nearby.
We went to lunch at a nearby cafe, and I saw the vespa parked outside, couldn’t resist.
We had a long drive to Munster from Holland, and broke it in two with a stop at the Varusschlacht Museum and Kalkriese park in Osnabrück which is currently excavating the site of the Teutoberg Forest where 3 Roman legions were wiped out, with many captured soldiers being offered as human sacrifices to tribal Druidic gods.
After a couple of hours at the museum we were back on the road and arrived in Munster in the evening. We spent the next day in the Panzermuseum in Munster, and I employed the Fuji for that day, but in the evening had a walk by the river with the Rollei.
Then back to Holland and the model show. The Hotel and conference centre where we stay is set in woodlands, so it’s nice for me to leave the heaving bodies of bearded chaps drooling over tanks etc, and have a walk in the woods.
And that is that. All pictures are embiggenable with a click.