Water links us to our neighbor in a way more profound and complex than any other.John Thorson
John Steiner’s theme this week — On the Water — made me think of real estate.
I know. This is a water theme. But how many times have you looked for houses on the water, noting that waterfront real estate is some of the most expensive anywhere?
And you don’t have to look far to realize there’s no ritzier, lovelier, or more palatial on-the-water real estate than that of Lake Como, Italy.
No matter the time of day, Lake Como — the water and the buildings hugging it — makes for a lovely sight.
Who wouldn’t want to be on the morning ferry with a view like this?
Even in broad daylight, the lake sparkles with energy and life.
Everywhere you turn, you see open-air restaurants, stately hotels and people walking narrow steps upward to shops and places of business — all on the water.
And who doesn’t love the elegant villas that have been movie sets like the photo at the top of this post that formed the backdrop for the first James Bond movie, Casino Royale? Or other movies that have followed?
Could you live here? Well, no doubt someone does — and my guess is that whoever it is, he/she/they love it!
Even places that might be considered “ordinary” are extraordinary by our standards.
I’d love to know: Who lives there? How old these buildings? And what’s the best thing about the view, in your opinion?
The answers may only be available to us tourists, however, if we purchase a ticket to roam through a villa and look out at the water ourselves.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.Lao Tzu
Thanks to John Steiner of Journeys with Johnbo for leading the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week. If you want to see more entries, be sure to check out his site. Next week, look for more great photo contributions for the challenge led by Anne of Slow Shutter Speed whose theme will be Black and White.
And thanks for journeying through Lake Como with me today.
Travel on the water,