Miscellaneous Travel Photography
When I travel, the same motivation drives me: when an image jumps out of my surroundings, I capture it. On some trips, very little inspires me. On others, I am overwhelmed by the inspiration.
The “Shoals” area includes Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia. Florence is the largest city in Lauderdale County. The small town flavor of our soul and the large city refinement are evident as your stroll through our charming historic districts, play 18 holes of world class golf, reel in a trophy size bass or indulge yourself in our tantalizing array of southern cuisine .
Italy – Chieuti
This is the village in the Foggia Provence in the Apulia Region, where my maternal grandfather, Adolfo Maurea was born. I stood in front of the house where our family lived for hundreds of years. The date on the door of the church across the street was 1243.
Italy – Sant Andrea di Conza
Here in the Provence of Avellino, in the Campania Region, is where both of my paternal grandparents came from. Giuseppe Nicola Mastrodomenico and Antonia Maria Cignarella were engaged when they were seven and three years of age. My grandmother came to America when she was six, and at 12 years of age, went to Ellis Island to meet my grandfather who was 16 at the time. They were married almost 70 years.
Every day I wake up wishing I was in Sant Andrea di Conza.
Italy – Termoli
In the Provence of Campobasso in the Molise Region, Termoli is a 13th Century coastal fortress. The “Old City” is actually within the fortress and no new building is allowed, so older buildings have been converted to hotels. Breathtaking architecture was everywhere.