Café Crem

Art, Music and Words around The Coffee Table

Ciao from Italia!

(This article was previously published in moore:music)

Coffee stop en route through France

The more ardent moore:music followers amongst you will perhaps have noticed the dearth of articles on here of late.

This is because we’re off exploring Italy in The Boomobile, our home from home on wheels. Having followed the coast from the French-Italian border, seeing the amazing Cinque-Terre, Portofino, Santa Maregherita and Pisa, we have turned inwards today, about 20 k south of the port of Livorno, and come to rest in the Medieval Tuscan town of Volterra, a wonderful collection of churches and buildings within walled defences, and views across the Tuscan countryside to die for.  The trip has been a strangely reminiscent one thus far, as we ‘ve called at many places along the French and Italian coasts that I visited when I was touring my solo show on Ocean Village. I even got to fly from Genoa again, as I nipped to the UK to fulfill a BC Sweet gig commitment!

Have bikes, will travel…now, where’s the padlock key?

At one point, I was flying into Pisa every fortnight, via Munich, and across the Dolomites, to rendezvous with the ship, and often saw the leaning tower on our approach, but this was the first opportunity I’d had to get up close. It’s open to the public again now, but at 15 euros a go, I find the prices even steeper than the staircase, and went with the ‘Karl Pilkington’ philosophy: it’s better looking from the outside in, than the other way around.

Shock discovery: Jeff’s song is Italian!

We’ll probably hang here for a day or so, then explore a number of other Tuscan towns, with plenty of motifs to keep Miki busy painting here in The Boomobile. Stay tuned for more updates!

Danger: Artist at work!

Kev Moore

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April 21, 2011 - Posted by | drawing, events, fun, painting, photography, travel, writing | , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I can’t wait to see more photos! I love Italian churches. Niki’s paintings look nice — can we get a closer look at those, too? It’s great to “see” you and Miki again. I’ve been meaning to write a post here soon. There’s so much to catch up on! I even found a bakery down the street from my gallery that sells ginger beer 🙂

    Comment by shelleymhouse | April 25, 2011

  2. hey shelley! ciao from italia! 🙂

    Miki will certainly show some of her work online when we get back (mid-may) I’ll try and do some more posts while we’re on the road, too!

    Comment by kevmoore | April 25, 2011


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