Travel theme: Unexpected – We first visited Mochignano Chiesa in 2007 when the sun shone in a clear blue sky for the entire two weeks. When we returned in 2009 we knew about the cowbells and the cows that fidgeted all night, the farmer’s dogs that barked at the sound of a moth and the bells in the adjacent bell tower that could wake the dead. What we were not expecting was sweltering heat followed by torrential downpours and thunderstorms, a weather sequence that lasted the entire fortnight.
Mochignano Chiesa is a small hamlet in the Tuscan hills above the sleepy town of Bagnone where nothing, but nothing ever happens. Imagine our surprise, when, on our return home, Bagnone was suddenly in all the news – now that was unexpected!
I recognise Antonio Razzoli, the owner of the newspaper shop – I promise you Antonio, it was not us 🙂
Love the tint on these. Beautiful!
It is OnOne’s B&W Ambrotype, although any connection with the Ambrotype process is entirely accidental 🙂
Lovely images…great eye!
Many thanks, much appreciated
Lol, well for all of that you wound up with some great photos! My fav is the one with the cat.
Thanks Cate – I like that one too although I am not a great cat person – much prefer big daft dogs.
Fine set, Robin!
Many thanks Harrie
Great vintage-look images 🙂 We had a bit of freak weather last year in Kos, forcing us to buy warm clothing and use blankets on the bed!
Many thanks Sarah – the trouble is you go somewhere once and imagine it always the same. We went to Lake Como some years back and had 11 days of unrelenting rain – we won’t go back 🙂
Oh no!! Just goes to show that it’s not just the UK that has unpredictable weather 😉
I like the nostalghia in these photos.
Many thanks Bente – given the subject matter, I guess they could have been taken any time in the 1930s or 40s – in reality, 2009 🙂