Weekly Travel Theme: Through

This week, Ailsa has us posting images that say ‘through’ for her Weekly Travel Theme over at Where’s my Backpack.I know some of my fellow bloggers have considered this carefully, but I want to continue using some of my recent images from my short travel trip to Italy, and have been quite lazy. My images are mostly to do with “what’s through that door/arch/whatever”. Simples! Also, I must confess the shots are still mostly to do with abandonment, ruins and decay, but as this is one of my ‘things’, so be it!

The final image is from La Raccolte delle Aqua in Matera – the old system of water collection used to provide to the entire population of the Caveoso with sufficient water for their daily living. The system of communicating vessels allowed rainwater to collect from roofs, streets, and the surrounding hills, and is now open with a walkway for tourists to see the sheer scale of this. Absolutely incredible (a couple of the images I posted for Lines and Patterns were also from here).

So, let me know what you think – do these say ‘through’ for you?


  1. They certainly say “through”. Old decaying buildings are a photographers delight, you’ve captured their atmosphere so well.

  2. Those water tunnels look amazing, Sue! And I love your prettily framed arch shot too 🙂

    • Many thanks, Jo! The water tunnels, a very complex system of pipes and collecting vessels beneath Matera, were quite fantastic in the sheer scale of them!our hotelier put them on the list of ‘must see’s and I’m glad she did…

  3. I particularly like “Through the Arch”. Nice gallery 🙂

  4. Sonel

    Through and through stunning shots Sue! Great selection for the challenge hon. Love it! 😀 *hugs*

  5. Through the arch, through the doorway and most intriguing of all – through those water tunnels – great interpretation of the challenge.

    • Thanks, Jude! I must say, it was a great challenge for me….I always want to know what’s through the other side, and if I can’t know for sure, hopefully I can get a tantalising shot…

  6. Yes, they do! 🙂 Great pics, especially the first one 🙂

  7. frankieandgiuseppe

    Lovely photos. I love the case cantoniere in Italy, they are real national treasures.

    • Thanks for your comment-I hadn’t appreciated the significance of these buildings, and your comment prompted me to look it up. I believe these were used by the people responsible for maintaining a stretch of road in the past?

      • frankieandgiuseppe

        That’s right. The workers who were far from home could sleep there whilst working that particular stretch of road. Only some are still in use, but even the abandoned ones have a certain charm.

  8. ‘Through’ is the first word I would use to describe this photos! Excellent post, Sue!

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