Le Cinque Terre

My final jewellery project in Morley College required me to put together a mood board for inspiration. So I collected images which resonated with me for whatever reason, be it their colours, use of line, or composition. I pasted them into my sketchbook, which has travelled with me from London to Italy, and didn’t think much more about them. Little did I realise that one of those images would, years later, take me to Le Cinque Terre, one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.

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On tourism

I’ve just realised it’s been a bit too long since I last posted anything on the old blog! We have both been insanely busy and I simply haven’t taken the time to write anything down. Must do better. Maybe some reflection on the joys and evils of tourism is in order. The Sunday before last, we took a day trip to Fiesole, a picturesque village escape, only twenty minutes by local bus up the hills from hot and busy central Florence. You can hike the whole way up there if you’re feeling particularly energetic! We enjoyed a picnic in the market square, where traders were selling reproductions of vintage Italian posters, locally produced food, hand-carved kitchenware, jewellery, clothes and other curiosities. Continue reading