Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A sunny day in Florence

Che bella cosa na jurnata 'e sole,
n'aria serena doppo na tempesta!
Pe' ll'aria fresca pare già na festa...
Che bella cosa na jurnata 'e sole.

What a wonderful thing a sunny day
The serene air after a thunderstorm
The fresh air, and a party is already going on…
What a wonderful thing a sunny day.

Ma n'atu sole
cchiù bello, oje ne'.
O sole mio
sta 'nfronte a te!
O sole
O sole mio
sta 'nfronte a te!
sta 'nfronte a te!

But another sun,
that’s brighter still
It’s my own sun
that’s in your face!
The sun, my own sun
It’s in your face!
It’s in your face!

Duomo, laneways, Fountain of Neptune and Ponte Vecchio: Florence, Italy - July 2015

Lyrics and translation to O Sole Mio here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Cable cars, cow bells and the sound of music

Another day of rest was spent climbing another mountain (though this was more of an alp really).

The easy way of course.

Cable car to "Stage 1"

Where we wandered woods
and lunched.

The only sounds were birds and cow bells.
I kid you not.

We emerged from woods into clear spaces and I had a sudden desire to belt out a rendition of Sound Of Music.
Not sure why.

Another cable car to "Stage 2" for a leisurely row on a mountain lake.

It was such a hot day - and yet there was snow!

We tried to make it to the far shore
but kept going around in circles.

It was quite tempting to take another cable car up to "Stage 3" however we didn't bring snow gear and we were all a bit tired by this stage.

Next time.............

Mount Titlis, Switzerland - July 2015