And I had Yet Another Chantal Photoshoot (YACP), and it was awesome. Yummy! The setup: her place, *early* Saturday morning, the ringlight frame and Chantal. This is what I call nature (with french accent). It is difficult not to stare :) so stare away Cheers

25
Aug 08

Chantal gets me!

And I had Yet Another Chantal Photoshoot (YACP), and it was awesome.

Yummy!

The setup: her place, *early* Saturday morning, the ringlight frame and Chantal. This is what I call nature (with french accent).

It is difficult not to stare :) so stare away

Cheers


07
Aug 08

Vacation

I’ve been in vacation since July 22nd, and half of it has been in Rome, Italy.

Heat wave aside, Rome rocks. The density of artifacts, contraptions and plain ancient art is mind boggling. The level of dirt and trash is also unbelievable. So is the anarchy of the roman driver in their normal deambulatory endeavor. Rome and Tripoli are closer than ever.

The Vatican, beliefs aside, has an incredible collection of art. Yeah, yeah, the Sistine chapel, but what about the Egyptian and Etruscan museums, the maps… We got lucky and we did barely 5 minutes of line before getting in, bathing in the blessing of the A/C. Score.

But getting lost in the streets, what a gift. Not that you can get lost too much. There is a landmark, one worth mentioning, every two blocks, three in the artistic-sparse sections. Just walk around, look at the buildings, the pavement, the shops, the people and think: “this is only for a while. I’ll be home soon, whith usual density of people, businesses and grime”.

And the food (pronounced “le food-eh”), I am so not eating pizza anywhere else anymore. Food is not overrated at all. With only the base, a little bit of mozzarella and some chopped vine tomatoes and oregano you can reach the pizza nirvana, crusty 1mil base, the right ratio of cheese fat and tomato bitterness… I am drooling again, and these are tourist traps, your regular out of the mill baretto, imagine what happens they don’t give a hoot about Michelangelo presentation and they focus on taste… I need another week.

Anyway, once the picture selection has been done, I’ll show you some. Right now, after initial cleaning, I am down to 1500. Don’t call me yet for the diaporama :)

Cheers

Carlos

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