My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You

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Set amongst picturesque mountains and surrounded by some of Umbria’s most stunning scenery, the ancient Roman town of Spello is a place where you come to visit, leave and then long to return to.

Rooftops Spello

Rooftops Spello

And so it was that we arrived in Rome after a perfect flight, ready to connect with the fast train to Roma Termini, the main railway station, then onwards to Spello. Unfortunately the luggage for our entire flight went missing and it was an hour and a half later before we finally had our cases. By the time we tumbled onto the final train, night had fallen so we arrived in darkness, hungry and tired. Next morning, refreshed and bright-eyed, we were delighted to see the views from our terrace.

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The bells of the ancient church of Santa Maria Maggiore welcomed the day and we strolled around the streets, reacquainting ourselves with old familiar places and familiar faces.

Spello street

Spello street

And yet there is always something new to see, like this pair of angels on the wall of a house. Were they always there?

Angelic Wall, Spello

Angelic Wall, Spello

Even though summer is over, bright flowers can still be seen, their colours contrasting starkly with the mellow Spello stone….

Spello Street

Spello Street

An unexpected development was the long-promised work to improve the streets. This sunlit church watched over diverted traffic….

Sunlit Church, Spello

Sunlit Church, Spello

It is a huge project but progress is good and the end result will surely be worth the disruption. Here and there we had to squeeze past large trenches cut into the ancient foundations….

Work in Progress, Spello

Work in Progress, Spello

Familiar places, familiar faces, blue skies and Italian food; it’s good to be back in Magic Spello.

“Is that actually you or am I dreaming again?” Phil Klay

Spello Sky

Spello Sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13 thoughts on “My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You

  1. Alicia Bucko

    The beautiful photos make me yearn to return and your lovely descriptions remind me of why I fell in love with Spello.

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  2. Kristine

    How wonderful to be back! How long will you be staying? We will be staying in Spoleto from 24th October( a bit late this year!). Love your posts Mary! Thank you.

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    1. maryshoobridge Post author

      Kristine, how lovely to hear from you. We are only here for two weeks this time round. The weather is lovely, sunny but cooler than summer, so I am sure you will love Spoleto.

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    1. maryshoobridge Post author

      Thanks Joshi. Yes, the architecture is lovely – all old and beautiful. We are staying in a medieval building but it is very contemporary inside which makes a great contrast.

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  3. maryshoobridge Post author

    Yes of course Ishita. I use a Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ200 which has a Leica lens. My husband, who also contributes photos to my blog, has a Nikon D80 – far too heavy for me to carry around!

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  4. Paola Tacconi

    Oh Mary, your pictures are great! i know that i live in a magic place but trough your eyes i can see different prospectives. Thanks

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