12.9.13

| Night Lights | City of Halos


Matera by night is a city of halos amid pools of shadow. A calming scent of citronella drifts through the humidity floating through the night air and mingling with the effervescent voices of The city.













I enjoy accompanying Hiro on his nightfall walks,  I personally think that he captures such atmosphere in his photos and they give us so much joy to look back on.

The citizens of Matera seem to enjoy lighting large pie-dishes of citronella candles and leaving them on elevated parts of the city. It seems such a romantic and beautiful thing to do. This habit may well serve a role in expelling annoying little shits...I mean mosquitoes!

In many ways, nights are far more alive that in the day when so many seek shelter from the harsh summer sun. The open squares of Matera are filled with conversation, laughter, children, old people and young people all enjoying the cooler air and the company of friends and family. It is quite intoxicating to take in.

I suppose that this, in many ways, illustrates our love of adventure over material possessions. The lessons that we learn from our journeys are incalculable and as for the memories.... Well the memories are ours forever.

4 comments:

  1. Incredible view!! Yes, I wholeheartedly agree that some of the most satisfying thing money can buy is experience, not things.

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  2. You guys sound like you would be the perfect travel partners. I hope one day I can come visit down in London and you can show me all these places you've mentioned over the years.

    Did you go to Matera in the summer?

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  3. stunning photos, I need to go there!

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  4. "...illustrates our love of adventure over material possessions. The lessons that we learn from our journeys are incalculable and as for the memories.... Well the memories are ours forever."
    ABSOLUTELY!!! Dear WSB, yes, yes, yes! Nothing can replace our memories and feelings, nothing! I ditched material possessions a long time ago! No use for them. But the memories live forever in my heart, and make me smile every time.
    Sandra

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