Monday, May 4, 2009

Italian Courtyard

Italian Courtyard
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

I spent a number of hours yesterday exploring the 'virtual touring' allowed by Google Maps. Through their new 'street view' capacity, I was able to virtually SEE from the street level, what was on a particular street! From storefronts to house views -- WOWZA! I was jaw-dropped! I learned about this feature through this blog: ... and my gracious ... it absolutely inspired me! I was all over Italy!!! LOL

So, I found this photo in my 'stash' of reference images, and thought it might give me a practice run on some Italian scenes.

I noticed that some of the maps were years old (such as our Arboretum) -- still, that virtual tour was mind-blowing and amazing to me. Take a look yourself!! you may really be able to join me across Tuscany!

We're in our last workweek before vacation, so naturally enough, it will be filled with all those pesky 'musts' before leaving for a few weeks. I will probably be scarce, computer-wise ...

We're also expecting spots of showers throughout the week. We take two vans of guests to a large public garden tomorrow, so I'm hoping that the rains will hold off so all 30 of us can enjoy the splendid spring showing!

Have a great day! Let me know if you find some really neat addresses on those incredible maps!

Lin Frye
North Carolina


  1. What a lovely page. And what a great idea. I had a lot of fun with the little yellow man.

  2. Wow - that is a great idea! Technology is amazing; so great that Google has given permission for artists to use their photos for reference.


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