Puglia 4

Our most favorite location during our recent visit to southern Italy was the ancient cave city  of Matera . This world heritage, UNESCO-listed , site is a gorge filled with ancient cave dwellings known as Sassi. The Sassi are houses dug into the rock itself. The ancient town grew up on one slope of the ravine created […]

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Puglia 3

Another stop we made was in the town of Polignano a Mare , considered by some to be the “pearl of the Adriatic”. I agree with this description and consider this to be the prettiest town we visited during our trip. It wasn’t too big or crowded, lined the rocky cliffs with their grottos, beautiful water, […]

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Puglia 2

While visiting southern Italy, the city of Lecce  was one of our first stops. Lecce  is commonly nicknamed “The Florence of the South” because of its many baroque  monuments. I call this one, the “Stairway to heaven”! The oldest part of the city is said to be 2000 years old, dating back to the Greeks […]

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Puglia: Intro

Jayne and I recently returned from the region of Puglia , located in the stiletto boot heel of Southern Italy. The neat thing about this region is that it is bordered by the Adriatic Sea to the east, and the Ionian Sea to the west. This area is dead flat and not known as a popular […]

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Balloon Fest, Plainville, Connecticut


Recently, I decided I would get up early and do something I have always wanted to try: photographing an early morning balloon launch. This was part of the annual Plainville Balloon Festival fundraiser for the Plainville Volunteer fire department . I arrived well before the balloonists started setting up, but already people were there, as well […]

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