This week, we will travel through time and space to revisit five destinations we have already visited, only that this time, we will look at them through black-and-white glasses. Given that the word ‘colors’ makes up half of the name of this blog, you are quite right if you guessed that this was not my idea – I was invited to this challenge by fellow blogger Jill’s Scene. I gladly accept the invitation and the first stop on my black-and-white journey is the town of Catania on Sicily.
Below is a monochrome version of one of my favourite images from Catania. The place was right next to the tiny and friendly B&B in which I spend most of the time preparing a set of lectures I gave in Catania. In the few moments I had to myself, I walked the surrounding blocks and tried to capture the crumbling, decaying beauty of the city.
I cannot resist to show you also the original, color version of the image, The colors here are just as they came out of my camera, the Olympus Pen EPL-3 I used at the time. Which of the two images do you like more?
The rules of the B/W challenge ask me not only to post a black-and-white image every day on five consecutive days but also to nominate a new participant in each of these posts. It is clear that whoever made these rules trusted us to break them – or the challenge would soon have reached every blogger there is on this planet. Instead, I would like to invite everyone to this challenge who feels compelled to do it.