Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Room With a View, or a Few

Quite a while ago I showed Gil Cohen's study in my post called A Private Study and this is the view from one of his windows, of our Orange Garden as it looked this past August. The rose on the wall is Sea Foam and the potted oranges are Citrus mites.

This is the view from my bedroom window filled with ripening persimmons still clinging to the old tree's branches even though most of the leaves have flown off in the November rain and winds. In a few weeks the fruit will be red and soft, ready to bring in for our winter table.

This is the view from the sitting room of Italian author Raffaele La Capria on the island of Capri. It's now the holiday home of our friends Antonio and Piera Fontana. I took this photograph one recent mid-September evening of the famed Faraglioni and a single lonely yacht heading off towards Sardegna.

And this is the view to end all views—if quantity were the bottom line. The astronauts aboard the International Space Station see Italy from 350 kilometers up framed in their round window with all of its evening illumination—there's even my little town of Massa Macinaia down there making its modest contribution to that blaze of light!

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