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As it Happened | ACL in Italy

May 7th, 2011 | Categories: As it happened | by Michael Williams















Comments: 37

37 Comments to “As it Happened | ACL in Italy”

  1. Michael Williams
    on May 7th, 2011
    @ 8:56 PM

    And don’t worry, there is a lot of amazing clothing coming soon…

  2. Brandon
    on May 7th, 2011
    @ 9:01 PM

    The life.

  3. erik
    on May 7th, 2011
    @ 9:23 PM

    Beautiful…What camera to yield these shots?

  4. Michael Williams
    on May 7th, 2011
    @ 9:46 PM

    Two different cameras. Canon 5D MKII (50mm 1.4 / 24-70mm 2.8L / 17-40mm 4L) and Canon S90.

  5. Paul
    on May 7th, 2011
    @ 9:47 PM

    Your photos are terrific! The tomatoes and basil look wonderful – I want some.

  6. michael rovner
    on May 7th, 2011
    @ 10:03 PM

    Really great shots! I was imagining it was a large format jobbie.

  7. TMH
    on May 7th, 2011
    @ 10:15 PM

    Looks like you’ve had a great time. Beautiful
    pics. Thanks for bringing us along for the ride.

  8. The Trad
    on May 7th, 2011
    @ 10:28 PM

    I hope you get diarrhea.

  9. reteptterrab
    on May 7th, 2011
    @ 11:19 PM

    Italy sweats beauty.

  10. Duncan
    on May 8th, 2011
    @ 2:23 AM

    All great shots Michael. Good stuff.

    Assisi is so small up there. Ten, maybe fifteen minutes walk from one side to the other. I have quite a story about my trip there when I was in Italy last. It gets *very* cold up there with biting wind in the winter! The monks near the sarcophagus of St. Francis can be a little odd, weird & remote. I spent about two or three days there & had a good time.

    In the main square, there’s a subterranean level that is Roman, approx. ten or twelve feet below what is now street level. There is a store next to the square selling tourist nick knacks & if you pay them a few euros you can descend the staircase. It’s pretty cool down there.

    If you’re looking at the end I think you are, there would have been a Latin Pax symbol in white on the grass lawn. Hopefully it’s still there!

    Hope you’re having fun!


  11. Mr.Fleury
    on May 8th, 2011
    @ 2:40 AM

    If you liked Italy , you should come to south of France.
    The watch shop looks great !

  12. bicocacolors
    on May 8th, 2011
    @ 5:16 AM

    thanks for that fab trip!!!

  13. dan
    on May 8th, 2011
    @ 6:00 AM

    cool, love these pics, and it’s said by a roman.
    more pics?

  14. Max
    on May 8th, 2011
    @ 6:19 AM


  15. Noble County Gold
    on May 8th, 2011
    @ 6:39 AM

    Such a hard life Mr.Williams. Keep up the great posts!

  16. Salvatore
    on May 8th, 2011
    @ 9:30 AM

    Great pictures! There are few places in the world that let you enjoy every aspect of life as much as Italy does!

  17. Jeff
    on May 8th, 2011
    @ 9:35 AM

    That steak looks AMAZING.

  18. Tyler
    on May 8th, 2011
    @ 10:02 AM

    I hope that when you went to Venice you at least wondered through the alley ways into the real Venice, that would have yielded some fantastic shots! Also, no Tuscany?

  19. Bykenyan
    on May 8th, 2011
    @ 11:41 AM

    Keep them coming ole boy..!


  20. Yuko
    on May 8th, 2011
    @ 12:14 PM

    Nice photos, although I would have preferred less post-production on some of them. That place is so beautiful naturally!

  21. The Arrogant Male
    on May 8th, 2011
    @ 2:20 PM

    I only wish the pictures I took on my Italy trips were as nice as these. Very well done. Particularly the night shot of the duomo in Florence.

  22. Baron Codswallop
    on May 8th, 2011
    @ 2:57 PM

    I expect Tyler is right and I am wrong, but I seem to recall that Florence is in Tuscany, or was when I have been there in the past. Anyway, great pictures and, clearly, wonderful food. I’m sure you won’t get diarrhoea (or even diarrhea (sic, as that dafty Trad would have it)).

  23. Jason
    on May 8th, 2011
    @ 3:03 PM

    Images look great as usual! What is better, the food or the clothes?

    -Jason (

  24. jbjones
    on May 8th, 2011
    @ 3:25 PM

    if you liked italy, you should check out wildwood, nj

  25. Ramalhoni
    on May 8th, 2011
    @ 6:10 PM

    gr8 pics…

  26. Elisabetta
    on May 9th, 2011
    @ 3:30 AM

    I love these pieces of Italy you shot. So real. It’s just the way they are.
    I’m Italian and I know what I’m saying!

    I love you particular way of looking at them.
    Keep on doing it….

  27. cocò
    on May 9th, 2011
    @ 7:07 AM


  28. mike
    on May 9th, 2011
    @ 11:13 AM

    e non si puo fare pi cotta

    Strong move. I like it.

  29. Ye Ole General
    on May 9th, 2011
    @ 3:57 PM

    Beautiful pictures, sometimes I forget about the other Florence.

  30. Ty
    on May 10th, 2011
    @ 11:09 AM

    I have been leaving in Italy for 6 years now and although I have been to all the town you visited, I have never seen it the way you did. Amazing pictures, really.

  31. Rob
    on May 10th, 2011
    @ 3:50 PM

    Have you been able to take in a stage of the Giro? (that is, if you’re into that kind of thing)

  32. Giorgio
    on May 11th, 2011
    @ 2:45 PM

    I’m italian, I know all this town and I like your photo! Best regards.

  33. Betty
    on May 14th, 2011
    @ 7:37 PM

    Did you like any one Italian city better than the others? I really liked Venice and Florence and would like to explore them again. Venice was very special. But I really yearned to get inside any living quarters on the canal which would I guess best be done by knowing a Venetian to visit. I also yearn to visit the Villa I Tatti near Florence which houses one of the best libraries and collection of Renaissance art, gathered by Bernard Berensen and dedicated to Harvard at his death. Berenson’s collection remains at the villa and is used by Harvard Renaissance scholars. The library is private but the grounds and villa are open to the public. Betty

  34. 1land2ts
    on May 16th, 2011
    @ 1:50 PM

    the picture of the duomo in Florence looks almost like a negative with a purple filter – i know the colors of the building are pretty vibrant, but they look even more so with that particular image. how did you achieve that result? It looks great

  35. Claire * Lola Is Beauty
    on May 22nd, 2011
    @ 2:40 PM

    I love the “E non si puo fare piu cotta” bistecca notice on the menu! Typical amusing Tuscan brusqueness -I’d love to know which restaurant that’s at?

    Reminds me of having to patiently explain to a visiting British friend why pasta with mushrooms wasn’t on the menu and why the waiter was telling her she couldn’t have pasta with mushrooms, because mushrooms weren’t in season, even if she could have it all year round at her local “Italian” Caffe Uno chain in England. (!)

  36. Andre C
    on May 25th, 2011
    @ 6:13 AM

    beautifull bistecca @ florence
    what restaurant was it..wanna see if i ever tried it there
    congrats on ur work
    its really good

  37. Roger C
    on May 28th, 2011
    @ 6:27 PM

    Hi, lovely photos they make me nostalgic…..I lived in Italy for 2 1/2 years, about an hour from Venice and travelled all over. Caprese salad, delicious…..and the beautiful pastel light in Assisi. There are some wonderful places in the south too…..there’s a bunch on my website. Ciao e buono fortuna!