Monday, November 16, 2009

Looking for the Sun

This Sunday the sun was nowhere to be seen, so I spent my afternoon walk in search of it. I didn't find the real one but at least caught some images of it. On the window of a tanning center...Another sun center, “La baia del sole” (The bay of the sun), many shining suns on its window either.
“Tende da sole” (sun awnings) has a smiling sun sporting shades.One more sun shines on the painted lawn of an Internet point.The last sun I saw was behind a trident on a damaged mosaic. So, looking for the sun, I found the sea either!

24 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

I would want to have an easy-care painted lawn!

Clueless in Boston said...

I guess you could say the sun is always shining someplace; all you have to do is look for it.

Jacob said...

You are so funny! I can't imagine one would find so many "suns" during a stroll through town. I wouldn't even know where to start here. Of course, and I probably shouldn't say this, but we had bright sunshine all day and 70 degrees (F).

Can't imagine in this day and age people still go to tanning parlors to get skin cancer. But they do. Even here in Florida.

This is a fun-filled and interesting post, VP!

brattcat said...

The sun never sets on you, VP. What a creative post!

Hilda said...

What fun! I love what you find during these walks of yours.

Kcalpesh said...

Nice to notice the different methods to create different look comic portraits of SUN! Some of those art forms remind me of my school days when as a kid I used to make paintings using water color! Almost all my memory-drawing paintings used to be a nature scene including a sun in the horizon and few mountains....:-D When I was asked, why I always repeated the sunset, I used to tell the teacher, "What I made last time was a sunset, now this one's a sunrise :-))"

- Pixellicious Photos

joo said...

What a sunny post - perfect for cloudy Monday we are having here:)
The mosaic is terrific - what a shame it's damage and I really like the first one:)
Have a nice week!

Valerie said...

I could do with adopting these pictures, they would really brighten up a miserable wet Monday.

B SQUARED said...

The Sun was definitely here this weekend. I love the first image.

White Oleander said...

I love the last photo 'cause everything done with tiles is amazing. There's no sun here either and it's getting very depressing.

Halcyon said...

Glad to see there's so much "sun" in Livorno!

tapirgal said...

These are great! What a productive walk. I, too, am very sad about the broken tiles on the mosaic.

Ilse said...

Very witty!

cieldequimper said...

That's a very nice way of spending your afternoon, these are all so bright and... sunny! ;-)

Gunn White said...

Thanks for all the "Sunshine". That was medicine!
BTW, the idea about Florida we should really go for!:-)
An international meeting...

amatamari© said...

Anche questa volta una grande idea vincente per il tuo post: splendida carrellata fotografica!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

How fun, how interesting. I like this post! :-D

Cezar and Léia said...

oh my friend,
I'm looking for the sun as well!
So glad to see the Sun and beautiful decorations in your post.
When I moved to here, people said it was not easy to hold Autumn's days, mainly in November and I could not understand the reason.But now...I can feel the reason! LOL
I think it's about 3 weeks without Sun!
May I go to Italy to visit your city?
It's a dream, a good dream the possibility to come back to Italy, I love Italy...some day okay!
Léia

Andreea said...

:) I love this series and your positive attitude. I've been lamenting the lack of sun too but it didn't cross my mind to go look for it.

JM said...

I was also in search of the sun the last couple of days, but you had this fantastic idea and I had not... :-)

Fio said...

Amusing :)

Tinsie said...

I know where the sun was: over London! We had gorgeous sunshine all day long :-)

I didn't think Italians would have a need for tanning salons!!

Stine in Ontario said...

Too bad you had to look for the sun...but at least you found it.

Steffe said...

That's a great idea looking for the sun. Haven't seen it since last month. I like the last mosaic.