As some of you may or may not know, I love photography. Of course I do not get the chance to travel much and when I do I take my son to the various hospitals, so my photographs tend to concentrate on the areas that I see along the way and the little things, flowers and such. I’ve taken so many beautiful photos over the years that nobody has ever seen so I figured I might post them here every now and again so everyone can enjoy them. This first batch I took just yesterday while on my drive back from Stanford near the San Luis Reservoir called “Dinosaur Point”. Apparently they did find some dinosaur bones in this area a while back. It’s a beautiful and peaceful place 🙂 Enjoy! Love & Light, Post Views: 1,968Read More →

Ivrea’s carnival is one of the most famous in the world. It’s a very unique tradition with an equally unique history. Since Ivrea is my hometown I have been quite acquainted with the festivities from a young age, and my sister even served as part of the committee at one point. Most of the photographs on this page were taken from either my sister or myself. Enjoy! In 2016 the carnival celebrated its 209th edition, but its main history dates back to the end of the 12th century, in 1194 to be exact. The earliest beginnings of the Carnival are uncertain, but they do start in the 17th and 18th centuries. At the time, each of Ivrea’s five districts celebrated the occasion in their own unique way, but at the beginning of the 19th century, the free spirit to which this season gives great emphasis, eventually became a cause ofRead More →

“Ivrea la bella che le rosse torri specchia sognando a la cerulea Dora nel largo seno, fosca intorno è l’ombra di re Arduino.” I was born in Italy in an old town called Ivrea and my entire family lives there, so speaking of Ivrea is like speaking of my home, my life, my roots. While my dad’s side of the family comes from a village near Vicenza called Lusiana, my mom was born in Ivrea, my grandmother near Ivrea, my great-grandparents in Ivrea as well and so on. My roots are firmly planted here. Several years ago… 15 to be exact, I bought a rather thick book telling the ‘short story’ of Ivrea and I found it quite fascinating. I never realized how much history my little sleepy town had and how important it was at one time and even recently. Here is my article as I posted it onRead More →

If you’ve ever driven on Interstate 5 North from Los Angeles towards San Francisco you surely passed something you could neither miss with your eyes nor your nose. As you approach the town of Coalinga you will be hard pressed to miss the thousands of cattle right off the freeway. Cows and cows, as far as the eye can see. I always thought this sight deserved a photograph (being the avid photographer that I am) and while I’ve stopped on the side of the highway to take photos before, I always meant to that that ‘exit’ to take a closer look but never did. I either missed it, or forgot about it, or didn’t have the camera… This past year I had to take this drive 7 times either taking my son to Stanford or to Camp, and just this past week, on January 19th, as I was driving upRead More →