Today, I’m hosting Cassandra Kramer and Oren Liebermann from 42nd Class Blog with their photograph from Genoa. They are a really great married couple. Who travel around the world! Follow their adventure on Facebook and Twitter.
This picture intrigued me. Not only because it is a perfect contrast between the white statue and blue sky. There was a question in my mind. Why? I take a lot of these kinds of pictures.
Therefore, I was interested to find out what is pushing other people in the same direction in photography as me?
But enough about me. Here comes Cassandra and Oren story :)
Picture Story: Genoa, Christopher Columbus
After spending a few days in Cinque Terre, my husband and I decided that we weren’t yet ready to leave Italy!
The country was our first stop on our ‘around the world travel’ adventure. We knew our next destination was France. We decided to stop in Genoa on the way.
We didn’t really know what to expect because this city isn’t heavily publicized like Rome or Venice. In Rome, it was easy to find private tours to explore the city.
After meeting the wonderful couple who hosted us, they handed us a map and sent us off to explore the city. We were amazed to learn how historically significant and well-preserved the city centre of Genoa is.
We entered Piazza Acquaverde. And what did we see? A statue of Christopher Columbus. The ultimate explorer! As Americans, we laughed. Because we feel like everywhere we go, we can never escape Christopher Columbus.
There’s always a statue somewhere in his honour. Cristoforo Colombo was born in Genoa. He makes an appearance in many places throughout the city.
We knew we had to try to capture the essence of him in a photo so that we would remember. No matter where we travel, Christopher Columbus isn’t far behind.