Photo story - Italy: Sensory overload
Italy is never shy on giving your senses an overload. From it's ancient history, abundance of culture, and incredible food, it is impossible to not to fall in love with its character and charm. For that reason I have found myself returning on several occasions.
Nearly everyone I have spoken to who has been to Italy, puts the country in the top 10 places they have visited, and each person seems to give their own personal reason for this, maybe that is its draw; No matter who you are, you're made to feel at home.
For me its the lone meandering walks I can get lost in. Wandering through the many winding cobbled alleyways you get immersed in a world unaware of your existence. Elderly women reel out washing lines above the streets, while men adorn the facards of cafe's, gawping at passing strangers, as kids play in the quiet backstreets, with an ever present hum of a vespa zooming past.
I have never really felt like I have captured the real sense of Italy through imagery, but hopefully, if you have visited Italy before, these images will make you reminisce about past memories, and if you haven't, they will make you long to create them.
"A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see." -Samuel Johnson
"Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There’s no looking at a building after seeing Italy." - Fanny Burney