wingtip at sunrise

A nossa viagem a Itália

Há coisas na vida que fazemos por impulso. Há filmes que vemos porque nos parecem bons e quando damos por nós, estamos pela segunda vez no cinema a vê-los. Um desses filmes foi “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty“. E é por causa desse filme que estamos hoje a escrever este blog post e a partilhar convosco estas imagens.
A viagem a Itália estava destinada há muito nos nossos corações, mas nunca tinha surgido a oportunidade de o fazer. Até que fomos ver o Walter Mitty pela segunda vez. Depois da avó da Marina ter falecido uns dias antes, decidimos que era altura de pegar na trouxa e rumar a um destino para desanuviar e pensar na vida. Fizémos as malas, levámos apenas as máquinas analógicas, enchemos o bolso com rolos e rumámos para Este.
Esse destino foi Santa Margherita Ligure, casa da Erin + Gabri – que conhecemos em Madrid, em Outubro passado.
Chegámos já muito tarde na 5ª à noite e na manhã seguinte acordámos para um sol maravilhoso e uma paisagem absolutamente deslumbrante: o Mediterrâneo de um lado e Santa Margherita lá em baixo. Estávamos rendidos à beleza do local. A Erin, o Gabri e a pequenina Virginia fizeram-nos sentir em casa; passámos muito tempo em conversas sobre fotografia, acompanhados de bom chá e uma vista surreal para o mar. Caminhámos até ao topo do Parque de Portofino, trepámos montanha, passeámos por Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino e por Camogli. Vimos paisagens serenas e maravilhosas e desejámos não ter que voltar a casa.
Não levávamos grande expectativa para Itália: queríamos comer massa, pizza e gelado. Sem planos, acabámos por ter uma experiência de sonho, recheada de pessoas que nos queriam receber bem e preparar comida simples, despretensiosa mas absolutamente deliciosa. O jantar do Dia dos Namorados foi na Cà di Gòsita onde, no meio de óptima comida e boa conversa, viemos a encontrar um Galo de Barcelos! Lá recebemos um convite do Mirko para jantar no dia seguinte que aparentemente incluía focaccia, farinata e pizza feita em forno de lenha. Sem qualquer dúvida que está entre as melhores pizzas que alguma vez comemos e ficará para sempre na memória como a pizza com sabor a Itália.

Voltamos a casa com as energias recuperadas mas com muita vontade de voltar.

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Our trip to Italy

Sometimes, we do things by impulse. When you realise, you’re at the movie theatre watching the same movie again. One of those movies was “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty“. That movie is the reason why we are writing this blog post and sharing these images with you today.
A trip to Italy was in our hearts for a long time, but we never got the chance to do it. Until we saw Walter Mitty for the second time. After Marina’s grandmother passed away a few days before, we decided that it was time for us to get our stuff and head somewhere to clear our minds and think about life. We packed our bags, took only our film cameras, stuffed our pockets with rolls of film and headed East.
That destination was Santa Margherita Ligure, home of Erin + Gabri – who we met in Madrid last October.
We arrived pretty late on Thursday, but the next morning we woke up to a wonderful sun and a stunning view: the Mediterranean on one side and Santa Margherita down there. We were overwhelmed with all that beauty. Erin, Gabri and the little Virginia made us feel right at home;  we spent a great deal of time talking about photography with a good cup of tea in our hands and a surreal view to the sea. We hiked to the top of the Park of Portofino, climbed the montain, strolled through Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino and Camogli. We saw amazingly serene landscapes and we wished we didn’t have to come home.
We didn’t have great expectations for Italy: we wanted to eat pasta, pizza and ice-cream. Even without any plans, we ended up having a dream experience, filled with people who wanted to welcome us and feed us simple and unpretentious, but absolutely delicious food. We had Valentine’s Day dinner at Cà di Gòsita where, in the middle of wonderful food and great company, we found a portuguese Galo de Barcelos! And we got invited to Mirko’s for dinner the next day, that apparently would include focaccia, farinata and pizza – all cooked in a wood fire oven. Unquestionably one of the best pizzas we ever had and that we’ll hold forever as the pizza with Italia flavour.

We came home with our batteries charged but with an immense will to come back.

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Everything shot on expired Fujifilm Superia 400 and the following cameras: Nikon F4, Nikon FM2 and Leica M6.

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21/02/2014
Nice work guys!
21/02/2014
Niceeee!!! And now I want to back to Portofino again!
21/02/2014
gosto disto tudo. muito. gosto do gorro da marina, das cadelas bonitonas e do pijama da pequenota =0) e as paisagens, ai as paisagens!
21/02/2014
As viagens refrescam-nos a alma. Devem ter sido uns dias espetaculares :) Boas fotos…
25/02/2014
Que vontade de voltar a Itália!
27/02/2014
Looks like you had a great trip... and it reminded me, I've been wanting that Sally Mann book for a long time.

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