Home alone

Home alone

Marta is out tonight and will be back after dinner…. She has not prepared anything for dinner…. He’s been cooking just for himself… The fridge doesn’t offer viable options… Angelo’s pizza is my only hope!

Family Ties

Family Ties

She’s calling home… capturing the emotions…

Feed the Vultures…part 2: the Bayou

Feed the Vultures…part 2: the Bayou

Who needs a park when the Bayou is there? Wake-up early and cameras ready: will we see an alligator in its own habitat, eventually?? A beautiful heron rests at the side of the pier, undisturbed by our presence. Beautiful, but not what we are looking for…. We must push ourselves more in depth towards the […]

Feed the Vultures…part 1: the Park

Feed the Vultures…part 1: the Park

The Texan dangerous fauna has always been one of the main concerns here. Saudi Arabia did not have much more than what we were used to in Italy and in 3 years we have not seen anything that could represent a risk to us other than a few packs of dogs around the compound. But […]

Frida’s day – street photography session

Frida’s day – street photography session

The weekend has been planned by Marta: her choice is hard for me to accept but I don’t have alternatives. Unfortunately she found a couple of internet sites about Houston activities, with particular emphasis on the weekends: this means good-bye to the relaxing sofa and welcome to… Frida’s day in Houston! Of course the focus […]

From Brazil to Houston

From Brazil to Houston

These small parrots are found everywhere around our neighborhood: someone has told us that they are originally from Brazil and now are widespread and common in Houston. I am not a nature photographer but this morning a grab the camera for a few good shots.

Italians live here!

Italians live here!

A rare patriotic moment had me pushing the colors of this picture to let our flag colors emerge.

Street Trio

Street Trio

Approaching in stealth mode… some more will follow soon.

That night

That night

Stop at the floating bar in Seabrook to close out the week-end. Tough week ahead!

Houston Carnival

Houston Carnival

The Carnival arrived in Houston and we got two tickets for…the World Championship BBQ Contest. Not exactly what a vegetarian like Marta dreams about. In fact it’s been a fantastic show with amazing people, lights and music and we had a great night there! Oh, yes, the BBQ was good too! …Take my baby to […]

In Galveston – Quick

In Galveston – Quick

Rainy day became flood as soon as I reached Galveston. I couldn’t even leave the car and this mermaid was the best thing I saw. Will plan for another day.

Saturday: Downtown!

Saturday: Downtown!

Several weeks (months!!) have passed now since we took our last stroll together: time to recover. Overcast weather but warm temperature so we need a coffee to wake up and make better decisions on our itinerary. Galveston would be a nice destination but Marta’s heart beats for Downtown: next week-end will be Rodeo BBQ, 100% […]

Livorno

Livorno

During my years in Tuscany I have never really got to know Livorno. Just like another stranger, I passed by and moved through this historical port: quick superficial visits and not enough to capture the city spirit. Historically bound to the industrial port, Livorno is to me a city of struggle, cheap and tasty food, […]

Hit the road in Houston – Iniziamo a Houston

Hit the road in Houston – Iniziamo a Houston

Super urgent things have been taken care of: it’s time for some fun in Houston. We drive to downtown and from there we explore…move to the Menil Collection for an awesome afternoon then parked the car in Montrose: our playground for the evening. The plan is to walk down the road and see what’s there… […]

It’s all about the Light

It’s all about the Light

Some places are nothing special and rather ordinary, until the sun outside plays with the clouds and send in its best light of the day. Then even a ketchup bottle or a glass with ice calls for a picture. Ci sono posti decisamente comuni che non hanno niente di speciale, finchè il sole là fuori […]

Transitions – Transizioni

Transitions – Transizioni

Hectic times:  relocated twice, 4 different cities in 3 continents, indefinite number of flights, hotels, residence, permits, authorizations, vets, embassies, visa, a new job, holidays (!!!), works in progress in my garden: all this within a 2 months time-frame. Not much is left for my photography because the soul is restless and the background noise […]

Going Home – 21 boxes

Going Home – 21 boxes

We packed all our belongings: 21 boxes, 300 kg ready to be shipped to Italy. Now just the original furniture provided by the Compound is left and Villa 23 doesn’t look as cozy and familiar as we were used to. Melinda and Augustina are excited by all the movement and changes but at the end […]

Last 60 with my 50 – Street Portraits

Last 60 with my 50 – Street Portraits

Let’s close the series of Saudi with the true protagonists of our adventure in the Kingdom: the people! This is in fact more an exercise to win my shyness with one-on-one photography than a comprehensive collection of portraits of the people we’ve met. Below I have grouped the 8 portraits that close the mini-project ‘Last […]

Last 60 with my 50 – Street Portrait 8

Last 60 with my 50 – Street Portrait 8

Our adventure in Saudi Arabia ha come to an end and we are already thinking at what soon will be our new home. We have 60 days, to capture how we see KSA after being here for 3 great years. This portrait, shot with a 50mm, is part of my mini-project before starting a new fantastic […]