The natural beauty I found in the Pugliese cantinas went above and beyond. And what I loved most was how almost accidental it all seemed. Hay bales set aside for additional seating, green glass bottles once used but now left as eye-candy and wooden doors showing their age but not hiding their beauty. I love the idea of using what you have at your hands already to showcase the setting. And less is always more in my opinion too.
That is the beauty of Southern Italy in a nutshell. Natural, alluring, subtle but sexy.
I always return from Italy or even just after having spent time with my photos of my trips, thinking about the things around me. So many things and some just taking up space. Filling a space but not creating a useful energy or purpose even. I have an unusual love for de-cluttering and get into my mode of needing to be surrounded only by objects that mean something, that I adore. My own sense of still life in my surroundings that bring with them happy memories.