Then there are the sounds, the beautiful sounds.
The scenes I can take pictures of and try to explain, the noises, might just be noises to some, but to me they are music to my ears. When I first moved here, I was awake all night with the new sounds of a strange city and a strange place. Now I sleep through the night without noticing, or maybe I do notice, but am no longer alarmed by these "ordinary sounds".
Church bells, motorcycles, sirens from police cars, and ambulances, buses, car horns, people singing in the piazzas and in the streets, cheers from a local bar for the "calcio" game, the clicking of the horses hooves carrying the carriages, the street sweepers, the steel doors rising in the morning, trash pickup, and construction workers, people speaking the beautiful Italian language as they stroll, all combine to make the melodies and rhythms of the city’s heartbeat.
And then, there are the smells.
It is a "sensory" delight. All I can offer is the photos. If you’ve been here, maybe some of my words can cause you to recollect on the others and conjure them up in your memory.
The photos are some of my favorite "ordinary things".