Everyday when I walk out of my apartment, I pass a variety of small artisan shops. The flower shop, handmade paper store, fabric store, and small puppet store. Two days ago I walked into the handmade paper store and met the owner. She told me of how only 20 years ago Perugia was full of craftspeople. It was a town swarming with artists. She is closing her store in December, this town is rapidly changing.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Although quite small, I can't help but love our quaint apartment in Perugia. It's so pure and fresh with a breeze from the window and the occasional smell of italian cooking.
On the other hand, a larger sized apartment would have been nice too like some of our friends are renting.
Either way I love them both. I've said it before but this city is bellisimo.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
These fountains were scattered all over Rome. Not only were they beautiful, but they were fully functioning and I frequently used them to refill my water bottle. My only concern is that they are constantly running, are the Romans recycling that water? Probably not.
The second day of Umbria Jazz consisted of more incredible performances, equally interesting street performers, and my ever growing love for this city.
Simon and Garfunkel being played in Perugia's streets.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday kicked off the Umbria Jazz Festival in Peru
gia. I am fortunate enough to be able to walk 1/4 a mile out of my apartment and become instantly surrounded
by jazz. It's in the streets and at the stages, I love the energy and feel at home.
Even the Italian street artists here are loving Obama!
This is the funk off parade to kick off the festivities.
The main plaza alive with people.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Seeing as I only have a limited amount of time to access the less than mediocre internet I have available to me right now, (borrowing from my landlady in the hall of my apartment in perugia) I am just leaving you with a few shots of some of the amazing things I have seen here.
Hai un buon giorno!