Comments on “As it Happened | ACL in Italy

    Michael Williamson May 7, 2011 @ 8:56 PM:

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

    Brandonon May 7, 2011 @ 9:01 PM:

    The life.

    erikon May 7, 2011 @ 9:23 PM:

    Beautiful…What camera to yield these shots?

    Michael Williamson May 7, 2011 @ 9:46 PM:

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

    Paulon May 7, 2011 @ 9:47 PM:

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

    michael rovneron May 7, 2011 @ 10:03 PM:

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

    TMHon May 7, 2011 @ 10:15 PM:

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

    The Tradon May 7, 2011 @ 10:28 PM:

    I hope you get diarrhea.

    reteptterrabon May 7, 2011 @ 11:19 PM:

    Italy sweats beauty.

    Duncanon May 8, 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!


    Mr.Fleuryon May 8, 2011 @ 2:40 AM:

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

    bicocacolorson May 8, 2011 @ 5:16 AM:

    thanks for that fab trip!!!

    danon May 8, 2011 @ 6:00 AM:

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

    Maxon May 8, 2011 @ 6:19 AM:


    Noble County Goldon May 8, 2011 @ 6:39 AM:

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

    Salvatoreon May 8, 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!

    Jeffon May 8, 2011 @ 9:35 AM:

    That steak looks AMAZING.

    Tyleron May 8, 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?

    Bykenyanon May 8, 2011 @ 11:41 AM:

    Keep them coming ole boy..!


    Yukoon May 8, 2011 @ 12:14 PM:

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

    The Arrogant Maleon May 8, 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.

    Baron Codswallopon May 8, 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)).

    Jasonon May 8, 2011 @ 3:03 PM:

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

    -Jason (

    jbjoneson May 8, 2011 @ 3:25 PM:

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

    Ramalhonion May 8, 2011 @ 6:10 PM:

    gr8 pics…

    Elisabettaon May 9, 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….

    cocòon May 9, 2011 @ 7:07 AM:


    mikeon May 9, 2011 @ 11:13 AM:

    e non si puo fare pi cotta

    Strong move. I like it.

    Ye Ole Generalon May 9, 2011 @ 3:57 PM:

    Beautiful pictures, sometimes I forget about the other Florence.

    Tyon May 10, 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.

    Robon May 10, 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)

    Giorgioon May 11, 2011 @ 2:45 PM:

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

    Bettyon May 14, 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

    1land2tson May 16, 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

    Claire * Lola Is Beautyon May 22, 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. (!)

    Andre Con May 25, 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

    Roger Con May 28, 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!

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