Arriving in Ancona
A few shots from the start of a new adventure
I had no idea what to expect in Ancona. I have never been to this city and the travel to get here was a bit complicated. As we approached it from above part of the coastline resembled a deep blue whale rising, and something about this sudden appearance touched me. I was certainly in a new place and the stress of the world diminished; even temporarily.
I was very lucky. The staff at our hotel was very thoughtful and gave me fruit and lavender; my room includes a nice long white table for writing and a wide angel view of a section of the harbor. There are two massive cruise ships, but all is relatively quiet. There is a full moon tonight but I haven’t seen it as there is cloud cover. But I can feel it. There is a very nice Romanesque church up the street, possibly early 12th century. Tomorrow I will visit and send a report.
Tonight I am just resting. I am reading an interesting book called by The Cabinet by the South Korean writer Un-Su Kim. I picked it up at random and was quickly intrigued. Now I think I will turn in and read some, or put on the Italian detective channel. Both plans are good. But first I have to drink water, brush my teeth and look again for the moon. I have just discovered there is a Miami CSI episode dubbed in Italian on the Top Crime station. (I love Horatio Caine) I think I will leave it on and read the book and hopefully fall asleep. Tomorrow the church, a theatre and some back street exploring.
Tonight, if the clouds lift, I may spot our moon, deliriously full.
Good dreams for all…..
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