Through Wiser Eyes

“We’ll be back.”

That’s what we always say when we visit a place we enjoy, and we’ve enjoyed almost every place we’ve been.  But it has occurred to me that the older we get, there is a chance we might not be back.

That’s what made our trip to Italy, to places both familiar and new, different this time.  I took in the sights and the spirit of the people we visited through older, wiser eyes.  More appreciative of where we were, what we were doing, and who we were with.

Here are some of my favorite images from the trip.  I’m strictly an amateur photographer, armed with a Panasonic Lumix point-and shoot.

Taken from the town of Montone in Umbria

Taken from the town of Montone in Umbria

The church in Castiglion Fiorentino

The church in Castiglion Fiorentino

Dome of the church opposite our balcony in Sorrento

Dome of the church opposite our balcony in Sorrento

Nightlife outside the Pantheon in Rome

Nightlife outside the Pantheon in Rome

Side street in Sorrento

Side street in Sorrento

Clerk at E. Volpetti's in Rome

Clerk at E. Volpetti’s in Rome

Sorrento beach

Sorrento beach

At Parrucchiano Ristorante in Sorrento

At Parrucchiano Ristorante in Sorrento

Come to think of it, hell yes, we’ll be back!

Time to start thinking about the next adventure.  Ciao!

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About Gerry

I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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14 Responses to Through Wiser Eyes

  1. Wendy says:

    Geeze…glad you came to your senses! Of course you’ll be back there! I know what you mean by being more aware and wiser, but…YES! You’ll go back! BTW, your wife is lovely! I loved that pic of the two of…happiness and twinkling eyes! Love it! Ciao!

  2. Gerry says:

    There are just so many places we still want to discover!!!

  3. Mike Butler says:

    No matter where else I want to discover, I intend to go back to Italy and Ireland.

  4. Martha says:

    Wonderful photographs! They should help you hold on to those wonderful memories.

  5. Kathryn D. says:

    Great Photos! I love the one w/Mr. and Mrs. Brooks – what a terrific (youthful!) looking couple!
    I love the beach photo too! Enjoy the rest of your trip to the max!

  6. Linda says:

    I was just on my dinner break at work, watching NBC30 and saw you were back. Had to go to my computer hoping to see some new pics. Was not disappointed! You have a wonderful way with words and an excellent eye for photography. Love that I finally got to “meet” Mrs. Brooks. Thanks for again sharing your trip with us.

  7. Anne says:

    Behind every successful man is the woman who got him there! Glad to see you both enjoying life. Thank you for the wonderful pictures of your trip. I have always enjoyed watching you on NBC30. You Mr. Brooks have set high standards for your profession. Good health, good times and many future trips with Mrs. Brooks.

  8. skoshicub says:

    Cheers in another brilliant brushstroke to your shared masterpiece. Wishing you both much joy as you continue to create. Regards and shine on…. (Liz)

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