23 September 2007

a time apart...

our time in my favorite US city (a great indulgence on your part, D. - thank you!) was much needed & very refreshing...

rock solid...i hope it could be what is said of us when we are gone from this place...
you at center of my dreamy world - caught between the holy city & italia...
the address of my heart for this escape, for i felt like a queen...
swirling, gracefully to a place where we were centered & grateful...contemplating all that is a blessing for us...
our path lit with beauty...
by sun & candlelight...
a palette of unimaginable colors...
secret passages of the heart...
a window into the soul...
dreams of our future...
the music of the heart...heard by all who dare to listen...
two spoons, one dish...
moving forward in faith...
a rainbow of love & laughter...
a sign, for sure...a heavenly triprefreshed in the holy city...charleston sc...

18 comments:

Sunflower said...

MOMMA!!!! The holy city needs me!! Its calling me to go back!!!!

Karina said...

This was quite beautiful. Both the photos and the words. Thanks for sharing.

Bri said...

I adore your pictures and am not just a little envious. :) I love the window of the soul, the picture of the lamp hanging from the swirly wrought iron and the lamp in the window. So lovely.

Mélanie said...

Where is this beautiful american city . I couldn't figure out !
It looks so lovely

rochambeau said...

What a great Birthday present from an wonderful partner! Did you wear your crown?
Thank you for your private tour of Charleston. She has been calling me to come visit. I have two friends who live there. One for her whole life!

ps Did you pass Maggar Hats? Just curious.

rochambeau said...

Just realized I was mistaken, your trip was just for FUN to celebrate life not you birthday!

tongue in cheek said...

What a beautiful journey to walk along your side.
Happy feast.

somepinkflowers said...

heavenly
*queen street* indeed!


:-)

i
think you would be
a grand traveling companion,
ms. two-spoons-one-dish.

marita said...

piacere!! thank you for your comments on my post. the picture journey that i found here is just charming, travelling along with you.

sognatrice said...

Gorgeous photos. I think I've loved every southern US city I've ever been to, but I need to get to more. They just have a completely different feel than a New York, Philly, Boston, Chicago.

*sigh*

Great photos, and I'm glad you got a little break :)

Karina said...

By the way, I'm back to tell you I've tagged you for a meme over at my blog that I think you'll enjoy participating in. Head on over to check it out when you have a chance.

qualcosa di bello said...

SF..."& the spirits in the steeple singing 'you'll be back again someday'"!!!! you know it!!

karina...thank you - the city just reeks of beauty so it is not hard to present it!

bri...i was hooked on windows for this trip. i don't know why, but over half of my photos are windows. must be a story there somehow...

melanie...it is charleston, south carolina...& it is just as lovely as it looks in photos...it is my favorite US city (followed closely by NYC, of course!)

rochambeau...it was a pleasure to stroll with you! it wasn't my b-day (but actually is was right after...so it did have some celebration involved). alas, i did not wear the crown (too hot even for that!). i did pass Maggar Hats (on King ST, i believe)...i will check my photos closely - i may have a window shot! your lucky, lucky friends, calling charleston home. it used to be my home too & i miss it!

corey...& you too! it is fun to have a friend stroll with you. i always enjoy french "travel" with you :)

SPF!!...i do believe i feel the same of you when i join you on tourist tuesdays! i think we blogabonds need to look into some travel slut international itineraries! btw...your city leaves me breathless too!

marita...thank you for joining me on a charming tour!

sognatrice...you got that right! not that i don't love NYC & Philly, but...i am a southern gal at heart!

karina...again...it just might be that one of those 5 nights involves charleston!! ;)

Andrea said...

How do you do it? These are quietly full of magic. Bravo dear.

Baby girl said...

B E A U tiful!!!!

kansasrose said...

These pictures of this city through your lens are exquisite. i want to go there. My husband has been there in his travels and said it reminded him of Europe and was so beautiful. Gorgeous post!

qualcosa di bello said...

andrea...it's the city, not me! it is so full of beauty it is hard not to take a beautiful shot.

baby girl...just like you!!! can't wait to go back...

ms. rose...i am enjoying your visits! charleston reminds me of many european cityscapes too. i hope you find the perfect red shoes that take you there & home again, without all the tornado fanfare!

Lea said...

So,so beautiful in word and image...

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful series of photos, thanks for sharing