12.10.11

A beautiful love story.

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When I was back in Singapore, I went to get my black and white films developed as they were really expensive to develop in Brisbane. The three rolls I had would set me back at about... A$50? Which made me feel a little faint when I got the quotation from the camera shop on Adelaide St.

Anyway, here are bits of Florence and Siena (I know, it's been months since I'm back, but these pictures, never seem to get old...) in black and white; and though they are as vibrant in colour, there's a certain charm, when you see them through this light.

The title of this post is a little reminder of the love story which the silver haired senor (second picture from the top) from the camera shop in Florence had told me about his wife and him, which I wanted to share with you.

She was the love of his life, and they have been married for more than fifty years, and every day, every day, they fell in love with each other a little more. They worked together in the shop, and he would go over to her desk, and whisper "I love you". It's a shame I couldn't see his wife as she has passed away, for about three years, and he still kept a little picture of her in his wallet, and on his car; which he showed us.

Perhaps it was Italy, perhaps, the beauty, and romanticism of Florence caught on; but I got goosebumps, when he told me, in stilted English. It's little things like this, that showed me the magic of Italy, and I hope that where ever you are, you could also feel, how much this man, loved his wife. And like me, I know that you hope that you could find someone, who could love you just as much, and grow old with. 

Now, I've turned into a sappy, "love makes the world go round" columnist, but why not?;p

Have a lovely Tuesday, xx

13 comments:

  1. Hi, thank you for your comment that introduced me to your blog, so nice! Just saw the lovely pictures you took while visiting my country...hope you had a great time!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous photos. My favourites are always gonna be black and white! There's just something about em :) thx for sharing though, its a really beautiful post!

    ps: thx so much for ur lovely comment on my post, really appreciate it! I'm following your amazing blog now! pls do follow mine too if u haven't already, it'll mean so so much to me, thx! :)

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  3. but love does make the world go round :) this is a wonderful story! and wonderful pictures. and thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog - it made me smile :)

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  4. BTW actually I am from canberra, but lived in Brissie for 6 months and I loved it! If I head up for a holiday I'll let you know!

    That's also a good tip on the dottie tshirts, I don't really have any good white ones :)

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  5. Ah, these pictures are so nice! haha love they gypsy quote! Nothing beats Europe when it comes to old beautiful historic cities..

    Love! ~Angel

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  6. I absolutely love Italy, so I can imagine how you felt when he told you this. Love the pics, especially 'cause they're black and white. It makes them very dreamy :)
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  7. love this post!!!! beautiful pics!
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  8. what a beautiful post :) So adorable that this man remained so in love after all those years. Beautiful photos!

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  9. This post is truly beautiful Ellie! I adore all the photos and the story about the man and his wife is the stuff of movies, they were definitely a very lucky couple to have found each other. Wow.

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  10. Anonymous17.10.11

    You should start a class on written expression, because you've got me swooned all over your words! Lovely, lovely post.

    If you continue to produce such posts, I think I may have a hard time getting you off my mind! Internet crush alert!

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  11. wow those pictures are really pretty! the black and white definitely give the pictures depth and i was prompting by the title of the post which made the pics even more lovely :')

    i have no idea what that translates into american $ but i can tell you it's worth it :D

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