the book’s originals

[fancy_box]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.[/fancy_box]

Prologue- Angel on the facade of the Duomo, Firenze, Italia.

Prologue- This is the angel that I was photographing on 9/11 when the UNICEF woman approached.

Day 1- Viterbo Crest

Day 1- Viterbo Crest. Mounted in a piazza wall opposite the Cathedral of San Lorenzo.

Day 2 Photo- the head above the doorway

Day 2- the head above the doorway

Day 3 Photo- Porcini mushrooms outside a market doorway

Day 3 Photo- Porcini mushrooms outside a market doorway

Day 4 Photo- antique photo showing a civic organization

Day 4 Photo- antique photo showing a civic organization

Day 5 Photo- on the street outside of the home I lived in.

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 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 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 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 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 10 Photo- Arancini. Can you tell why they are called "little oranges?"

Day 11 Photo- Mi piace gelato molto!

Day 11 Photo- Mi piace gelato molto!

Day 12 Photo- where to find the best pizza bianca on the planet!

Day 12 Photo- where to find the best "pizza bianca" on the planet!

Day 13 Photo- the Bernini fountain in Piazza Navona.

Day 13 Photo- the Bernini fountain in Piazza Navona.

Day 14 Photo- the Colosseum at night.

Day 14 Photo- the Colosseum at night.

Day 15 Photo- looking through the keyhole at Saint Peter's.

Day 15 Photo- looking through the keyhole at Saint Peter's.

Day 16 Photo- looking down the long table.

Day 16 Photo- looking down the long table.

Day 17 Photo- the symbol of the Torre contrada, Siena.

Day 17 Photo- the symbol of the "Torre" contrada, Siena.

Day 18 Photo- the pizza oven at Anna & Giulio's.

Day 18 Photo- the pizza oven at Anna & Giulio's.

Day 19 Photo- Jimmy, Alessandra, Nicola, Nonna in Viterbo.

Day 19 Photo- Jimmy, Alessandra, Nicola, Nonna in Viterbo.

Day 20 Photo- Brighitta and Tequila.

Day 20 Photo- Brighitta and Tequila.

Day 21 Photo- my bedroom on the 3rd floor.

Day 21 Photo- my bedroom on the 3rd floor.

Day 22 Photo- overlooking Bolsena rooftops onto Lago di Bolsena.

Day 22 Photo- overlooking Bolsena rooftops onto "Lago di Bolsena."

Day 23 Photo- the trees laden with plums in the backyard.

Day 23 Photo- the trees laden with plums in the backyard.

Day 24 Photo- Pasta al Forno Pugliese before being baked.

Day 24 Photo- "Pasta al Forno Pugliese" before being baked.

Day 25 Photo- Marianna giving the peace sign with her friend Silvia.

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 26 Photo- Alessandra rolled out the pasta thin enough to see the tablecloth through it.

Day 27 Photo- Nonna making potato gnocchi.

Day 27 Photo- Nonna making potato gnocchi.

Day 28 Photo- Nonna, me, and Alessandra in the kitchen.

Day 28 Photo- Nonna, me, and Alessandra in the kitchen.

Monday August 29 Photo- the 3rd and final attempt at amaretti cookies.

Monday August 29 Photo- the 3rd and final attempt at amaretti cookies.

Epilogo Photo- Lillo & Alessandra with their first grandchild (Marianna's daughter).

Epilogo Photo- Lillo & Alessandra with their first grandchild (Marianna's daughter).