Friday, 1 January 2010


In the summer we visited a small Italian town
which was supposed to have a wonderful restaurant.
We drove up the steep hill,
parked our car between tiny Fiats
and wandered around the jumble of unmarked streets.

In the central square was a huge poster
consisting of a mosaic of photographs.
Each shot showed a small hut in a field
photographed from exactly the same spot
in different lights and different seasons.

We never did find the restaurant
but went on to a pizzeria in the mountains
and sat watching a fiery sunset.
The images on the poster lingered in my mind
and I decided to adopt the idea
as a project for 2010.

This is the first of my series of photos.
It was taken on Christmas Day, 2009.


  1. An excellent idea. It happens incidentally with a familiar view as I discovered while sifting through the year, but that tree will be a wonderful subject. Happy New Year.

  2. Love it! A happy new year to you Alice!
    Diana x
    Ps I have very happy memories of Crackington Haven....!

  3. What a lovely idea.

    As always.

  4. a fantastic idea Alice.

  5. I am now very very impatient to see your final mosaic. I shall have to wait.

    Happy New Year Alice xxx

  6. The first image is stunning, so I look forward to seeing your project develop.

  7. It will be a lovely project, look forward to seeing the changes.
    Happy New Year.

  8. Oh my word I wonder if we should make this an international project - completely stealing your idea of course - me in Oz, I know someone in germany! there might be others...

    would you mind?

  9. What a gorgeous idea - and I suspect that, like everyone else, I'm going to be waiting with bated breath to see how this series unfolds...

  10. What a lovely idea.

    Now I'm busy planning the perfect spot to take my photos.

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  12. Wonderful idea Alice, you always offer me inspiration.

  13. very cool idea alice...I've been doing a similar study of light and shadow play on the snow outside the windows of my changes from hour to hour and day to day. I hadn't thought of creating a mosaic...what a wonderful idea!!1


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