9.1.12

memories (I came back with) part 2

My grand father was a blacksmith, I never met him.
He made that gate.
My father is very old now, that picture was taken 
on the hills of Genoa called "fasce".
The beginning of the year always starts in blue.




22 comments:

Sanae Chita said...

Wow. It's so beautiful and really elaborate...

explodingcucumber said...

Ohhhhh! Love! Love! Love!

KBPortraits said...

That gate is beautiful, your Grandfather must have been a very talented man. :)

Delphine said...

Votre blog est très poétique, j'aime beaucoup.

at swim-two-birds said...

In one way or another you look alike, I'm not sure what it is, but I love that picture of your dad very much...
that house in the corner, love :)

that gate is amazing!

mirabellef said...

OOoooh ! :) Merveilleux souvenirs...

Séverine said...

des photos des couleurs et des souvenirs magnifiques Alessandra

Good night, Olivia said...

Blue can be good, and a bit lighter than black.

My great grandfater was an iron monger too, but I'm not sure if he could make gates like that. It is beautiful. Is that him in the second picture? He looks like a gentleman.
Love your father's pose and trousers. He's sweet.
Yes. It all goes in circles.
Much love to you!

Kickcan & Conkers said...

Beautiful, sensitive and touching post. Such treasures...

Janis said...

These are enchanting photos... the amazing craft of your grandfather, and the portrait of your papa. I also see a resemblance there as well... Happy 2012 dear Alessandra! xo

P R I M O E Z A said...

it's so interesting to find out what previous generations worked as. the gate is beautiful.

Arctic Mum said...

Ah, I love these.Yes, the new year always starts in blue.

Maria said...

Thank you for sharing these memories.Beautiful everything.Full of love.
I love your way to tell stories

xx

Anna said...

precious memories.nice to have things of our ancestors

les pétroleuses said...

c'est très touchant et émouvant cette part de notre histoire qui nous est transmise par notre famille. Le dessin du portail est superbe et j'adore cette photo de ton père adolescent... merci de ce partage... bon début d'année en bleu ! :)

Trula said...

A beautiful gate. My grandfather was a baker. Wouldn't it be nice if we could all go back to jobs like that?

Louise said...

Oh, wow, how beautiful! The image of the gate is just wonderful

La Variété said...

I would like to stay into your images!! Nice, beautiful..

sandra said...

oh wow! and that gate is absolutely beautiful! happy new year alessandra!

blue china studio said...

An ironmonger!It sounds rather romantic to me especially after seeing the gate he made. Beautiful.

I love looking at old photos.

And my grandfather was a grocer. I too like the idea of going back to a time when jobs seemed so much more forthright.

la casita said...

Thank you all!
Trula and blue china studio, yes it is a romantic idea,but I have the impression that more and more people are actually going back to those kind of jobs :)

happy home said...

Love your memories, it has a particular sound for me ♥