Thursday, September 17, 2015

Mi Dispiace! Not dead, just on vacation...

Apologies for the radio silence there, but I was taking the first honest-to-Emperor serious vacation I've had in four years! Ended up spending the last couple weeks in Italy doing some sightseeing and attending my friend's wedding - good times were had, as well as good food, good wine, and good friends! No hobby work has been done in that whole time what with my paints and models being on the other side of the planet, but a post's not a post without some pictures!

Based most of the trip out of the town of Salerno, where we stayed in a fantastic bed and breakfast place that blew away any hotel we could have found. The view off the patio was worth the trip all by itself!

Spent a couple days in Rome, and took about 400 pictures, but I'll just hit the highest of the highlights. Can't miss the Colosseum of course!

Spent about four hours in the Vatican (Interesting fact, approximately 2.3 Popes per square kilometer), and this art installation really caught my attention. It has a vaguely dark mechanicum vibe to it...

While the Vatican was fantastic, it was Saint Peter's Basilica that truly astounded me - it was absolutely jaw-dropping inside.

Later we popped down to the Amalfi coast where the wedding was to be held, and spent some time in the city admiring more of the phenomenal countryside.

The wedding itself was held in an old coastal fort, which sits above an exemplary restaurant and beach. You couldn't ask for a more picturesque location!

The wedding ceremony finished just as the sun was setting, and the view was spectacular. I'd honestly started to get pissed off at how relentlessly beautiful it was. Hah! Unfortunately it's now back to the grind at work, but I can start getting some hobby stuff done again too - lots of fun stuff on the horizon!


  1. The metal globe art installation I'd a near perfect match for one in Trinity College Dublin.

  2. I was half expecting you to post and say something like "So I've been busy and painted every space marine chapter company possible"

    Glad you had an awesome vacation!

  3. Fantastic stuff, mate! Glad you had a great time. Excellent use of the panorama feature too ; )

  4. Some.... O.... 39(almost) years ago, I was born in a small town outside of Milan called Monza. I've never been there since though and it's always been a dream of mine.

    Thanks for sharing these lovely pics. You have a good eye for photography my friend.

  5. Dai,

    Are you sure that wasn't the back of an Opel ?

  6. @Rory Priest: Hah! I'll have to check it out!

    @Greg Hess: Haha! I did spend a fair bit of time debating various legion schemes while I was out there amongst some fellow gamers!

    @Davetaylor: Indeed, it was a blast! I definitely gave the panorama feature a workout. Hah!

    @Zzzzzz: Molto bellissimo!

    @Dai: Nice! It was almost hard to take a bad photo - the areas we visited were all spectacularly pretty!

    @Zzzzzz: Haha!

    Cheers everyone!