Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Genovese Rain in late-October

So I photographed the rain as it came down from the hills this morning. I experienced a couple of small downpours on my return to the city. I was busy all day. I had wanted to do some work for the NGO, then there was the big walk looking for a money machine I had misplaced in my memory which is kind of fun when it involves fabulous streets like Via Garibaldi. I bought some supplies and chose tonight's fresh ravioli and there was a mad last minute dash for a new book.

And then came the rain ...

I have lived all over the South Island of New Zealand ... Dunedin, Cromwell, Blenheim and Te Anau ... such was that life as a teacher's wife.

Te Anau is located in the mountains, in the south-west of the lower South Island and it is torrential rain country. Lots of millimetres in a very short time.

Istanbul didn't offer me that so often and I was living a 5th and a 2nd floor life. There was no thunderous drumming of rain on the roof. It was different there. 14-million-people-in-a-crowded-city different perhaps.

Belgium doesn't often specialise in the tin-thrumming downpours that I loved back home in New Zealand however ... it seems that Genova does.

So tonight I ran out the door to pick up some work from the internet cafe. It wasn't raining, I forgot my umbrella and then, almost here, the heavens opened.

I'm trapped at the moment, only until I embrace the idea of being soaked in 3 seconds on the way home ... despite being saved by one of the umbrella-selling guys with a mini-5euro umbrella. I think this rain will destroy it in seconds.

I love it though ;)

3 comments:

Kay said...

I love the sound of rain on a tin roof ... Italy in the rain - treasure it; you are so lucky! Thanks for sharing your luck with us! :)

Kay said...

I love the sound of rain on a tin roof ... Italy in the rain - treasure it; you are so lucky! Thanks for sharing your luck with us! :)

Di Mackey said...

I'm sure a kiwi is about the only person who might understand my passion for this kind of rain. I've just been out at the beach that I've fallen completely in love with ... it was a wild and stormy day and it was so very excellent to be out there.