italy on film, again

Rome, Italy

hello! it’s me. i’ve been wondering if after all these years…ok, enough of that. yep, i’ve been gone so long adele has even released new material. we’ve done a fair bit of travelling during my 18-month absence & i recently had a couple of rolls of 120 film developed. one contained a major fail of a holga experiment, luckily the other captured a rather successful photo diary documenting 2-weeks in italy. you can read more about it on my blog, accooohtrements, but here are my favourite snaps.

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vernazza

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina camera

we arrived in vernazza sweaty & tired after our hike; we could barely wait to get to the beach for some sunbathing & sea-frolicking. the water was cooler than expected so after a refreshing splash i located a huge, warm rock to serve as my deck chair while i continued ‘the beautiful & the damned‘. later, we enjoyed a harbour-side seafood dinner, accompanied by yet more wine, of course.

until next time, ciao italia, baci!

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina cameraVernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina cameraVernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina cameraVernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina camera

manarola

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina cameraSunset over Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina camera

in my opinion manarola is the prettiest of all the five villages that comprise the cinque terre. we spent the night here, gorging on seafood & gelato, before taking a short train journey straight through the mountains to corniglia (where we filled-up on yet more gnocchi & i bought the sweetest lemon-scented soaps, currently residing in my lingerie drawer). then we hiked the 4km/2.5 miles to vernazza, which is next up!

Hiking the Cinque Terre, Italy shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina camera

riomaggiore

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina camera

we began our cinque terre adventure in riomaggiore. we’d planned to hike the whole of the route but the prettiest part, the coastal path, was closed all the way to corniglia. luckily we had a fun alternative option, catching the ferry to our first overnight pit-stop. next up, manarola!

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina camera

florence

Duomo, Florence shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina camera

ah florence, you more than make up for pisa! we enjoyed 3 days of cobbled street exploration, unphotographably perfect sunsets & the best gnocchi of our lives (plus copious amounts of chianti & gelato). i bought the softest leather belt on earth & am still regretting leaving behind the most reasonably-priced leather sandals. an excuse for to book visit number 4…?

Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina cameraRiver Arno, Florence shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina cameraDuomo, Florence shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina cameraRiver Arno, Florence shot on 35mm film using a lomography La Sardina camera