If It's Tuesday: Un Altro Portofino

And.. the splendor of the Italian Riveria ... I LOVE ITALY .. but you knew that and I loved Portofino.. playground to the rich and famous.. and on this August day in 1996 .. playground to the budget conscious backpacker.. 'Me'. Although even on a budget.. one is able to appreciate the faded glory of palazzos and terraces that grace this area of Italy... There is still an earthy presence as one finds in the architecture and streets of Roma.. but also an air of lightness .. playfulness in the brightly coloured buildings .. pastels and ombre hues dancing in the summer haze and reflected blues from the azure sea lapping at the walkways.. ... I LOVE ITALY ..

Now I've posted about my time in Portofino and Santa Margherita before, so I won't bore you with these details again.. but present you with a re-run of some of my snapshots. This time in the blueish, sepia-ish tones of my Roma travel post [here]. I'm a little addicted to these colourways at present.. but being fickle, I'll probably move on to another colour love soon.

Hopefully you are not getting too bored with my Italy posts?
Or rather my travel snapshots....As I'll have another Italy post for you soon..
Not out of my system yet.. so some shots of Taormina that I haven't posted before ..

Thanks everyone for the emails and comments re the devastating floods up north
My heart aches for those struggling with this

Julie b

All Text, Photography and Artwork by [Being Ruby©]
Location: Portofino, 1996


Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Dear Julie, I love your beautiful and artful photos!
Wish you a wonderful weekend,

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

How could we ever get tired of these beautiful images, Julie? I wish I could jump on a plan and go to Italy!
Hope that you have a wonderful weekend. I am thinking about the sad situation in Australia and keeping your people in my prayers.

Shane Pollard said...

Dear Julie
I sooo appreciate these amazing photos of yours - I stayed at Portofino and Santa Margherita in 1999 on an unforgettable trip around the Italian riviera too. I would go back tomorrow - what stops me, you ask?? Life, and day to day living, a certain age, responsibilites.... bah!!!
If you decide to go let me know, an Italian road trip sounds awesome dear friend!!!
New Year hugs
Shane x

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

I want sun, I want sea, I want Italy, I want the Mediterranean - thank you Julie, these beautiful shots are exactly what I needed today as it tips down with rain in Normandy and everyone I know seems to have a cold!
So sorry about what is happening in your beautiful country at the moment, really difficult for us europeans to comprehend the scale of the flooding and the damage.
all the best to you and have a great weekend

Berta F said...

Dear Julie ... these days I remember very much of you when I see in TV your most beautiful Australia flooded ... in many areas ... I want to say to you that I feel specially what is happening ... now that I have an Australian friend .... that you are your Un abrazo Berta

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest, YOU could NEVER bore anyone and as for Italy...well, she has been around a long time and has called many generations to her shores and vineyards, country side and cities with the same sensuality, sublimity, good taste and wonder. YOUR PHOTOS ARE STUNNING and you can show me different angles of the same thing and I will see something new from your eye's lens. THANK YOU FOR THIS TREAT. I love Cinque Terra...my budget's version of PORTOFINO!!! HAVE A SPLENDID DAY! Anita

Maison Beldecor said...

Dear Julie,
photos of Portofino can't be boring.... I visit Portofine a few years ago... I just loved it at the first sight... your vintage photos are gorgeous....
Wishing you a great weekend. Warm greetings from Germany

Roberta said...

I'm coming along on your virtual tour Julie! I never tire of your beautiful posts of our beloved Italy. I have your gift of Venice on my bedroom wall and many nights it is the last thing I see...xo

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Julie,
Beautiful images of Italy ...... my favourite hiloday destination as well. We are so lucky here in the UK to be able to get to Italy and the rest of Europe so quickly. I'm sure that you will be back in Italy in the not too distant future. XXXX

Meg Mitchell said...

Hi Julie,
For years, I have spent lots of time in Paris .... it's my Italy. But lately, and after seeing Eat, Pray, Love, I have been thinking of getting back to Italy again. After seeing your beautiful photographs, I now know I will be making tracks back to that most beautiful country.
Your photography is absolutely amazing. After my move back to the big city, I want to take a photography course so that I will be technically better. What you have is the eye ....
Happy weekend.

Stephanie said...

Bored? Never! I love your travel shots and the beauty and unique perspective that you share with us.

lila Braga said...

Hi Julie,
How can anyone ever gets tired of so much beauty? specially now when all we see around us is tragedy and sorrow...we must have beauty to uplift our soul.
I so love Italy...I always have such wonderful time when there...so much history,so rich in flavors,colors...I do loveeeee italy.
Keep on posting more about Italy,pleaseee.

La Petite Gallery said...

Shucks! I always wanted to go there, how beautiful.
I don't know what happened, but you load up so fast on my computer. It used to take a long time
for your post to come up. Did you get a new computer??
Hugs to you....... Yvonne

Pooch Purple Reign said...

ruby... who could ever bore of italy? i loved portofino. thx for the memories
~pooch xx

Beatnheart said...

not bored...never...ever.

Leovi said...

Fabulous sea.

Design Elements said...

Julie, your photos are amazing - I say it every time :-) Hug

Splenderosa said...

I love Portofino too! I love all of the coastline of Italy everywhere. My husband took me to Portofino on our honeymoon in 1999, we stayed at the Splendido Hotel (a dream of mine since I was 18)...& it was a dream come true to be there. xx's

Julie said...

Dear Julie
I haven't seen you for a while, (sorry for being MIA,lol) Wish you a happy new year!
Love all your very artistic photos.
You are just so talented.

Julie xx

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Who could ever tire of your photos of Italy?
So beautiful and I LOVE those colors!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Bonheur maison said...

Julie,amo tus imágenes.Marina

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Julie..Julie..Julie - bore me x1000 times more. I could never see too much of Italy, and especially Italy through your lens. Graham & I have been speaking about Italy a lot lately. He has never been the poor man. Your photos just take your breath away. Sending good thoughts for a great weekend. Hugs xxoo

Carole said...

Julie I'm sure after what's been seeing on TV the last few days your mind is eager for some visual relief. It's completely understandable and these photos and memories must give you great comfort now. A time when you could just enjoy the sun,the sea and the architecture of this romantic escape called Portofino.

I especially love the 4th one where the first boat seems to be right there for the touching.


June said...

Julie, your pictures are always achingly beautiful. They make me want to book a flight right now...and I hate to fly.
I have been heart-sick over the flooding. My prayers are with your country and all those affected by the disaster.
sending hugs...

Claudia Lane said...

Che belle immagini Julie! I'm an italian living in Sydney and believe me I will never get bored with such incredible images...if anything I'll be a little bit homesick that's all :))
Stop by my blog sometime
Hope you're having a nice w/end

Sarah Klassen said...

Oh, never! I adore every single one of your posts, and a visit here is always so satisfying. Both you and your blog are such a treat, Julie. Your images are just stunning and make me want to travel to Italy so much so... I cannot wait for the day to arrive, when I can be in these images :)

Wishing you a fabulous weekend, xoxo

Unknown said...

Thanks to show these beautiful images
My country is full of beautiful places even if they are not very popular with tourists
Hugs from Italy

Jayne said...

I love your experiments with this colourway as the results are so amazing. You could have this exhibited in a gallery, the quality is stunning, but your photographs always are! And it's devastating hearing the news in the world at the moment - my thoughts are with Australia and Brazil.

Exquisite Accessories said...

Hi Julie Back home from Brissy wish I could have stayed to help left with a heavy heart!! You made me smiled at your pictures of Portafino as its one of my fav places & I could have been there when you were! If you had seen a big white ship called Canberra in the harbour by Santa Margarita I was on it dancing my way around the med fond memories :)) my picks arnt as good as yours wish my camera had been better will have to search for the picks now :)) Elaine x

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Julie, popping by via Anita, your blog really is a must see! Your pictures are amazingly gorgeous!
Off to have a look at your previous shots and posts.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend. xx

Loree said...

The photos are beautiful and Portofino is a place I would love to visit. So sad about the floods :(

oldgreymare said...

The colors are exquisite dear girl.

Water can be a blessing and a curse. My thoughts are with all those suffering in all parts of the world with nature's extremes. It does appear that we have entered another "age of difficulties".


Linda Carswell said...

...one could never be bored about photos of Portofino.....I was there in November 2010!!! What an amazing place, the colours are divine, so very beautiful. I have images that I took on my blog if you feel the need to see more.

I love Italy!!!


Renée Finberg said...

you so screw with my head
when you post your gorgeous images
of these fabulous places.

come and collect an award

Sue said...

I never get tired of your beautiful photos...they are art and I love seeing how you "tweek" the tints and hues.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Julie...no, never bored with Italy!!! I often wonder how the Clyde River would look with gondolas on it!!! Had a swim today...absolutely beautiful...Dzintra♥x

count it all joy said...

I wish I could frame each one and put them on display. So, so beautiful. I don't think we'll ever tire of your amazing photos, whether they be Italy or Sans Souci:) Meredy xo

Design Elements said...

wow, Julie, I agree with Tereza. How could we ever get tired of these beautiful images? no way :-) they are so beautiful! hug

Gloria said...

Julie, fantásticas tus fotos y muy nostálgicas...conozco la costiera y amo al igual que tí el mar y ese sol bello, su arte y su cocina...Volvería una y otra vez. Viví 3 meses en Vietri sul Mare, en Salerno,ya hace tiempo paseando y disfrutando. Besos y esperando que pasen tanto drama de Australia como en Brasil.Besos, Gloria.

desde my ventana said...

So beautiful Julie,Italy is my favorite destination also and I like to see it from the point of view of your camera and your images,
Hugs and lovely new week,

Francine Gardner said...

I just love seeing Portofino through your eyes.So beautiful.

simon said...

I am not bored at all.. in fact inspired and have a quote for a return airfare to Europe...

Shellbelle said...

Bravo il mio amico di viaggio! Grazie per le foto da favola, mi fanno sentire come se fossi lì. Oh guarda, lo parlo italiano ora, fantastico!

(Bravo my traveling friend! Thank you for the fabulous photos, they make me feel like I am right there. Oh look, I speak Italian now, fantastic!)

I told you how much you influence me, lol.

Millie said...

Ah Julie, you've taken me somewhere I've always longed to visit. It's on my Bucket List & I think I'll have to move it up a few places on the queue after drooling at your wonderful images today.
Millie x