Art & Design, Destinations

Laundry Day in Bergamo

March 10, 2013 • By

Dawn, over at the blog Lingering Visions, has a thing for windows.  Which got me thinking.  Evidently I have a thing for windows, too.

My sister pointed it out to me when she saw a cool photo my husband took in Venice.  It was a photo of me looking out a window, taken from canal level.  Her comment? “Oh, that’s interesting.  You usually take pictures of other people in windows, and now he’s taking pictures of you in a window.”  To be honest, I hadn’t really thought of it in such specific terms before.  But on reflection, it’s true.

Room with a View, Venice

Room with a View, Venice

I like taking portraits in window, because of what the filtered, natural light does to faces.  But windows, in general, are great photo subjects.

Windows are little mysteries.  A hint of something beyond yourself, that you can never fully understand or experience.  No matter which side of a window you’re on, that small opening makes you imagine life on the other side.

So here’s my first shot for Dawn’s “Thursday Lingering Look at Windows” challenge.  This one was taken in Bergamo, Italy – another of my favorite small towns.  I loved this intimate peak into real life.

The truth is, no matter where you live, you still have to wash your undies!

I’m looking forward to more window photos from Dawn and others.  Thanks for the idea!

Laundry Day in Bergamo

Laundry Day in Bergamo