Recently, Lyn and I spent a week in the Italian Alps, centered on the lovely tourist town of Bormio. We had rented a beautiful apartment in the village of Piatta, high on the mountain overlooking the town and had the most incredible views looking back down on the valley below.
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The entire trip yielded a number of wonderful photos which I will be releasing over the next little while; this is the first of what will probably be a total of seven posts. To save you time and effort, the ‘Like’ button will only be turned on here, in this first post.
As always, special thanks to my wonderful Lyn, who does all the heavy lifting by selecting the photos. And thank you sincerely for dropping by the Book of Bokeh. I would also like to invite you to visit my Book of Pain poetry blog.
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This photo is taken from the roadside on the drive up to our apartment. I confess that the narrow, hair-pin road that snaked up the mountain gave me pause at first (thank heavens we had rented a small car!) but by the second day I would like to think I was driving it Mario Andretti-like. “When in Rome…” they say!
The next two photos were taken from our balcony. What a view it was!
These next few shots were taken in the village of Piatta.
These shots were taken in the older part of Bormio.
Some of these streets are infamously narrow and finding a legal parking spot can be a bit of a challenge.
Images from two beautiful old churches quite close to each other. One is in current use, the other being excavated and studied.
The open attic of a downtown hotel being put to good use!
An image at the head of the next valley southward from Bormio, looking down into the town of Tirano.
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