Saturday, January 25, 2014
Today I took not one, but two 6,000 -step walks. I started out the day with my dog and son walking three miles to the center of town -the pastry shop, specifically. My son will do just about anything for a trip to the pastry shop!
Then, when we got back, my husband surprised me by saying "hey, you want to take a walk somewhere"? This is completely out of character for him to propose any kind of exercise, so of course I went with it.
We went to Fiorenzuola di Focara, a cliff side town on the Adriatic Sea. It was absolutely beautiful, so I had to take some photos. Supposedly on a clear day you can see Croatia across the sea. Today was not the day however.
The town itself was pretty and quaint, with some surprises.
Part of our walk was along an old brick wall which looked normal at the start, until the small people started to appear.
We were surprised by a very elaborate and well-populated nativity scene in the roots of the trees and the cracks in the wall. It carried on for a large section of the wall. I've made a note to myself to go back at sunset in December to see if it's still there and lit up.
Some more people in the wall. I loved this, if I had a property like this I would totally set up a community of little people. It brings to mind the book The Borrowers.
And because this is Italy, you can park your horse in the parking lot, next to the cars and mopeds.
Because, of course.