Return to Italy
On February 16th at 6:00 p.m. at the Seattle Tennis Club we
presented a set of videos showing photographs we took in Rome
and Venice with Italian food, Italian wine and Italian music
in May of 2012. Watch a short video of the event by following
this link Seattle
Tennis Club Italy Presentation 2013.
Here is the short video clip of our 2010 the presentation Seattle Tennis Club Italy Presentation 2010.
Writing in his book Italian Journey of his time spent in Rome in 1788 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote, "The paintings are like friends with whom one has long been acquainted through correspondence and now sees face to face for the first time."
Henry Morton wrote in his A Traveler in Rome in 1957, "It is the singular charm of Rome that, turning a corner, one comes suddenly face to face with something beautiful and unexpected that was placed there three centuries ago, apparently in the most casual fashion. Rome is a city of magic around the corner."
For web videos and more reference material on Italy from the presentation just select the link A Visit to Italy.
The photo at the left was taken in Fiesole, just up the hill from Florence in May of 2009.
The Palm Desert Tennis Group
We will be joining Julie
McDaniel and her Ace Tennis Vacations
group for another of her great spring tennis camps in Palm
Desert, California this year. At Ace tennis camps the sun is
always shining and the ball always lands inside the lines!
Photos from Petoskey, Michigan, with my brother-in-law, Dick O'Neil, who engineered the trip. At left, the Perry Hotel dining room, in the center the downtown Petoskey Public Libary, at right after dinner at the Pier restaurant in Harbor Springs, Michigan.