When designing the inside of the book, we decided that the photos were most intriguing when used as old family b&w photos. In the right hand margin you’ll notice the calendar day and date that identifies the particular day that chapter is about. Of course, the color versions provide a certain tone and so here are the original color versions (several originals I did shoot in b&w) of the photos I took while in Viterbo, August 2005.
Prologue- This is the angel that I was photographing on 9/11 when the UNICEF woman approached.
Day 1- Viterbo Crest. Mounted in a piazza wall opposite the Cathedral of San Lorenzo.
Day 2- the head above the doorway
Day 3 Photo- Porcini mushrooms outside a market doorway
Day 4 Photo- antique photo showing a civic organization
Day 5 Photo- on the street outside of the home I lived in.
Day 6 Photo- Nonna's cooking labratory and classroom (the kitchen!).
Day 7 Photo- Francesca, Alessandra and Lillo in the town of Marta in front of Lago di Bolsena
Day 8 Photo- looking over a railing at Villa Lante toward the clock tower in Bagnaia.
Day 9 Photo-Crazy and Cochise. Please tell me which is which!
Day 10 Photo- Arancini. Can you tell why they are called "little oranges?"
Day 11 Photo- Mi piace gelato molto!
Day 12 Photo- where to find the best "pizza bianca" on the planet!
Day 13 Photo- the Bernini fountain in Piazza Navona.
Day 14 Photo- the Colosseum at night.
Day 15 Photo- looking through the keyhole at Saint Peter's.
Day 16 Photo- looking down the long table.
Day 17 Photo- the symbol of the "Torre" contrada, Siena.
Day 18 Photo- the pizza oven at Anna & Giulio's.
Day 19 Photo- Jimmy, Alessandra, Nicola, Nonna in Viterbo.
Day 20 Photo- Brighitta and Tequila.
Day 21 Photo- my bedroom on the 3rd floor.
Day 22 Photo- overlooking Bolsena rooftops onto "Lago di Bolsena."
Day 23 Photo- the trees laden with plums in the backyard.
Day 24 Photo- "Pasta al Forno Pugliese" before being baked.
Day 25 Photo- Marianna giving the peace sign with her friend Silvia.
Day 26 Photo- Alessandra rolled out the pasta thin enough to see the tablecloth through it.
Day 27 Photo- Nonna making potato gnocchi.
Day 28 Photo- Nonna, me, and Alessandra in the kitchen.
Monday August 29 Photo- the 3rd and final attempt at amaretti cookies.
Epilogo Photo- Lillo & Alessandra with their first grandchild (Marianna's daughter).