28.8.10

hometown part 1

We went to Italy, in our hometown: Genova.
The weather was odd: hot, humid and some rainstorms too.
We walked on places of my childhood, ate the sweets: mentine and drages 
that I used to eat when I was the same age of Anita,
still handmade locally in the same place, since 1780.

We walked a lot, went to the seaside, ate focaccia  and ice creams everyday,
saw friends and familiar faces, only a bit older. 
At times it was kind of strange to see my daughter playing in the same places 
of my childhood. To meet friends of that time, although grown up now,
I can still see that glimpse on the eyes: the same of when we were kids.

It was good, now I think I can make peace with my hometown: 
a place were nothing never change despite all the changes.








18 comments:

Maria said...

Oh how happy I am !You are back-and your lovely photos.It is wonderful to read you again.Thank you.

Sandra said...

Che bello leggerti di nuovo. Bentornata!

christine said...

welcome back!

naa said...

Welcome back dear! I've missed your posts! Maybe this will sound a bit funny but for me blog world is not the same without you. :)
Good night!

la casita said...

Thank You Ladies, it feels good to have you here again, happy happy me!
xoxo
alessandra

mo' said...

happy to read you ! baci !!!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

what a pretty trip!!
welcome back!!

Séverine said...

Oh oui c'est chouette de te lire à nouveau !
Bonne rentrée !!

Kylie said...

How beautiful :) and what a wonderful journey for you all. So happy you are back too :) Kx

Liv said...

lovely heart in stone! so sweet!
greetings from gisa from germany :)

vintage for kids said...

Welcome back ! Thanks for sharing these feelings.
Peace is the best one.

Janis said...

Oh, I want to be there right now...

So glad you are back dear Alessandra - xoxo!

christel said...

So happy to reaud you again ! A stone heart, but .. beautiful

christel said...

Oh ! "mentine" ... tanti bellissimi ricordi che mi vengono ....

Francesca said...

Non conosco le mentine, ma l'altro giorno un'amica mi ha ricordato le Polo, la menta con il buco - chissa' che fine hanno fatto?? Io ho fatto pace con la mia citta' anni fa e ora mi manca. Si fa tanta strada per ritornare alla partenza?

claude said...

tes photos sont toutes plus belles les unes que les autres!

Louise said...

Hurray!!! You're back!!!! Photos look beautiful, love love love foccacia bread I'd love to try some made properly by proper Italian people x

pomme said...

I love this "heart stone" in the last picture.