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13th December 2018

Lion sculpture at Portmeirion, North Wales Italian style buildings and archway at Portmeirion, Wales Ornate blue door at Portmeirion, North Wales Italian style buildings at Portmeirion, Wales Italian style building with dome at Portmeirion, Wales

On a grey, cold winter's day like today, it's a real pleasure to look back on a warm, sunny and very colouful day out last summer to the Italianate village of Portmeirion, nestled on the North Wales coast.

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12th December 2018

Statue at Portmeirion Italianate village, North Wales Detail of cast iron bench at Portmerion, North Wales Italian style buildings at Portmeirion, Wales Large wooden outdoor chess game at Portmerion, Wales Italian style building with dome at Portmeirion, Wales

More views from the other-worldly Italianate village of Portmeirion on the North Wales coast, crammed full of visual treats both large and small.

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11th December 2018

Italian style building at Portmeirion, Wales Italian style building with dome at Portmeirion, Wales Italian style building and archway at Portmeirion, Wales Italian style building at Portmeirion, Wales Italian style building at Portmeirion, Wales

Having just finished a mammoth set of photos from the Italian lakes, we're back on an Italian theme again here at goHOWiE.com.

However, this time we're closer to home, exploring the strange and wonderful Italianate village of Portmeirion near Portmadoc on the coast of North Wales.

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10th December 2018

Time lapse video showing the moon in morning crescent phase lit with earthlight

Back to good old North Wales for today's offering here at goHOWiE.com, featuring a time lapse video of the waning crescent moon, bathed in earthlight and filmed from the slopes of Moel Famau on a cold and damp winter's morning.

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8th December 2018

Stefano Boeri vertical forest tower block in Milan, Italy Unicredit office tower block in Milan, italy Ceiling of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping mall in Milan, Italy Ceiling of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping mall in Milan, Italy Ceiling of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping mall in Milan, Italy Floor detail in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping mall in Milan, Italy Floor detail in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping mall in Milan, Italy

The final set of photos from the two weeks that my wife Liz and I enjoyed exploring the beauties of northern Italy.

Normally we would avoid big cities, but an invitation from my friend and colleauge Attilio Alessio to spend the day with him looking around Milan was too good an opportunity to pass by.

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And don't forget that these and many other of the images featured here at goHOWiE.com, are available for licensed use from my Alamy stock portfolio.

7th December 2018

Canoeists at Sirmione on Lake Garda, Italy Waterfront at Pusiano on Lake Pusiano, Italy Small village of Lavenone near Lake Idro in northern Italy Waterfront at Porlezza on Lake Lugano in northern Italy Small village of Premana in the mountains of northern Italy View of the mountains of northern Italy as seen from Tremalzo

Off the beaten track.

These photos are from less well visited places around the lakes of northern Italy, which my wife Liz and I expolred during our two week stay in this stunning landscape.

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6th December 2018

Small fountain at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Colourful pedalos at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Colourful pedalos at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Colourful flowers at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Riva del Garda from Torbole on Lake Garda, Italy Riva del Garda from Torbole on Lake Garda, Italy Sailboat on Lake Garda at Riva del Garda, Italy Sailboat on Lake Garda at Riva del Garda, Italy

Some more images from the town of Riva del Garda, right at the northermost point of Lake Garda in northern Italy.

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5th December 2018

Tunnel on the road to Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Mooring posts at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Statue with a bird on its head at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Waterfront at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Waterfront at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Waterfront at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy

A visit to the town of Riva del Garda, right at the northermost point of Lake Garda, proved to be one of the highlights of the holiday my wife Liz and I enjoyed in northern Italy earlier this year.

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And don't forget that these and many other of the images featured here at goHOWiE.com, are available for licensed use from my Alamy stock portfolio.

4th December 2018

Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Statue at Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Statue at Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Pagoda at Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Urn and flowers at Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Carved stone steps at Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy

Final photos from the magnificent Villa Monastero at Varenna on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy.

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2nd December 2018

Old stone steps at Villa Monastero near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Terrace with pillars at Villa Monastero near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Old stone fountain at Villa Monastero near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Old bronze tap and pipe at Villa Monastero near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Palm tree at Villa Monastero near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Palm tree at Villa Monastero near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Palm tree at Villa Monastero near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy

The Villa Monastero, just outside Varenna on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy, was one of the highlights of the two weeks my wife Liz and I spent exploring the region.

A wonderful combination of the natural and manmade.

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30th November 2018

Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy

Just outside of Varenna on Lake Como, the beautiful Villa Monastero proved to be one of the highlights of the two weeks that my wife Liz and I spent exploring the lakes and mountains of northern Italy earlier this year.

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And don't forget that these and many other of the images featured here at goHOWiE.com, are available for licensed use from my Alamy stock portfolio.

29th November 2018

The waterfront at Varenna on Lake Como in northern Italy Varenna on Lake Como in northern Italy, as viewed from the water Varenna on Lake Como in northern Italy, as viewed from the water Photo overlooking Varenna and Lake Como in northern Italy, just after sunrise Photo overlooking Varenna and Lake Como in northern Italy, just after sunrise

Yet more images featuring the beautiful town of Varenna on the shores of Lake Como in the mountains of northern Italy.

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27th November 2018

Time lapse video of the incoming tide at sunset at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Time lapse video of dusk falling over Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast Time lapse video of clouds over the Gwydyr Forest just outside Betws-y-coed in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Time lapse video showing clouds at night over the Vale of Clwyd, lit from the towns of Ruthin and Denbigh, North Wales Time lapse video of the incoming tide at sunset on the Menai Straits between Anglesey and the North Wales coast

A brief interlude from the beauties of the Italian Lakes to bring some equally beautiful, but a bit chillier, time lapse videos, shot recently around the coasts, mountains, forests and towns of North Wales.

I love to travel to new places, but I love coming back home just as much.

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26th November 2018

Ferry leaving Varenna harbour on Lake Como in northern Italy Internord train arriving at Varenna station on Lake Como in northern Italy View overlooking Varenna on Lake Como in northern Italy View overlooking Varenna on Lake Como in northern Italy Yacht moored just along the shore from Varenna on Lake Como in northern Italy

Some more images featuring the lovely town of Varenna on the shores of Lake Como in the mountains of northern Italy.

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23rd November 2018

Ferry approaching Varenna harbour on Lake Como in northern Italy Steep alleyway in Varenna on Lake Como in northern Italy Boats moored on Varenna waterfront on Lake Como in northern Italy Boats moored on Varenna waterfront on Lake Como in northern Italy Yacht moored on Varenna waterfront on Lake Como in northern Italy Old carved stone balustrade in Varenna on Lake Como in northern Italy

More images from the beautiful town of Varenna on the shores of Lake Como in the mountains of northern Italy.

WARNING - There's plenty more images of Varenna to come!

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And don't forget that these and many other of the images featured here at goHOWiE.com, are available for licensed use from my Alamy stock portfolio.

22nd November 2018

Varenna waterfront at dusk on Lake Como in northern Italy Varenna at dusk on Lake Como in northern Italy View overlooking Varenna on Lake Como in northern Italy Boats moored on Varenna waterfront on Lake Como in northern Italy Ferry approaching Varenna harbour on Lake Como in northern Italy Ferry approaching Varenna harbour on Lake Como in northern Italy

Reckoned to be one of the loveliest town on Lake Como, in the mountains of northern Italy, Varenna proved to be a great place for my wife Liz and I to stay during our holiday in the region.

Varenna itself proved to be highly photogenic, and I confess I went into a photographic feeding frenzy while we were there.

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21st November 2018

Boats moored at Pilzone on Lake Iseo in northern Italy Jetty and harbour at Pilzone on Lake Iseo in northern Italy The small town of Tavernolo Bergamasca on Lake Iseo in northern Italy The small town of Riva di Solto on Lake Iseo in northern Italy Scooter parked on a pavement at Lovere on Lake Iseo in northern Italy Waterfront promenade at Lovere on Lake Iseo in northern Italy Buildings and balconies at Lovere on Lake Iseo in northern Italy

From our holiday B&B near Lake Garda, my wife Liz and I took a day out to explore around Lake Iseo, just a little to the west.

Much smaller and less developed than Lake Garda, we found Lake Iseo to be a jewel of a place, offering much more of the authentic Italian lifestyle than the tourist hotspots.

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20th November 2018

The gate tower at Castellaro Lagusello near Lake Garda in northern Italy Shuttered window at Castellaro Lagusello near Lake Garda in northern Italy Cat in the street at Castellaro Lagusello near Lake Garda in northern Italy The gate tower at Castellaro Lagusello near Lake Garda in northern Italy Parked Scooter at Castellaro Lagusello near Lake Garda in northern Italy Hanging basket of flowers at Castellaro Lagusello near Lake Garda in northern Italy

A few days staying in the medieval town of Castellaro Lagusello, just to the south of Lake Garda in northern Italy, proved to be a visual treat for my wife Liz and I towards the end of our two weeek holiday spent exploring this beautiful part of the world.

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19th November 2018

Mountains near Bagolino above Lake Idro in northern Italy Mountains near Bagolino above Lake Idro in northern Italy The town of Bagolino above Lake Idro in northern Italy Scooter parked in an alleyway in the town of Bagolino above Lake Idro in northern Italy

A drive up the spectacular mountain road from Lake Idro in northern Italy took my wife Liz and I to the rather steep little medieval town of Bardolino.

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16th November 2018

Landscape around Lake Idro in northern Italy Landscape around Lake Idro in northern Italy Landscape around Lake Idro in northern Italy Landscape around Lake Idro in northern Italy Landscape around Lake Idro in northern Italy Landscape around Lake Idro in northern Italy Landscape around Lake Idro in northern Italy Landscape around Lake Idro in northern Italy Landscape around Lake Idro in northern Italy

A day spent exploring the beautiful scenery around Lake Idro in the mountains of northern Italy.

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And don't forget that these and many other of the images featured here at goHOWiE.com, are available for licensed use from my Stock photography by Howard Litherland at Alamy stock portfolio.

15th November 2018

Speedboat and jetty at Bardolino on the shores of Lake Garda in northern Italy Harbour and flags at Bardolino on the shores of Lake Garda in northern Italy Wooden post and seagull at Bardolino on the shores of Lake Garda in northern Italy Jetty at dusk at Lazise on the shores of Lake Garda in northern Italy The lakeside road and tunnel at Muslone on the shores of Lake Garda in northern Italy Yachts moored at Toscolano on the shores of Lake Garda in northern Italy

A diversion over to Lake Garda, taking in some of the lovely lakeside scenery on offer in this stunning region of northern Italy.

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14th November 2018

The small town of Santa Maria on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy The village of Sueglio in the mountains near Lake Como in northern Italy The small town of Tremezzo on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy The small harbour town of Valmadrera on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy The small harbour town of Valmadrera on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy The small harbour town of Valmadrera on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy

Some more of the charming Italian towns and villages on and around Lake Como in the mountains of northern Italy.

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13th November 2018

The small town of Nesso, above Lake Como in northern Italy The small town of Nesso, above Lake Como in northern Italy The small town of Nesso, above Lake Como in northern Italy Lake Como and mountains in northern Italy, as seen from the small town of Olcio Lake Como and mountains in northern Italy, as seen from the small town of Olcio Lake Como and mountains in northern Italy, as seen from the small town of Olcio

Images featuring town of Nesso above Lake Como in the mountains of northern Italy, together with photos of light on the landscape from Olcio on the shores of the lake.

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12th November 2018

Menaggio on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy Monastary of Santa Maria di Piona on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy Monastary of Santa Maria di Piona on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy Monastary of Santa Maria di Piona on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy Olive groves at the Monastary of Santa Maria di Piona on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy Olive groves at the Monastary of Santa Maria di Piona on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy Lake Como from the monastary of Santa Maria di Piona in northern Italy

More views from around the beautiful and historical locations on the shores of Lake Como in the mountains of northern Italy.

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9th November 2018

Lecco on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy Lecco on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy Campanile San Nicolo at Lecco on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy Streetlight and shutters at Lecco on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy Interior of the Basilica di San Nicolo at Lecco on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy Interior of the Basilica di San Nicolo at Lecco on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy Lecco on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy Lecco on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy

One of the largest towns on the shores of Lake Como, nestled in the mountains of northern Italy, is Lecco, right at the southernmost end of the lake.

Although Lecco is quite a bustling, semi-industrial town it still has a charming waterfront, and well worth the couple of euros parking fee that Liz and I paid to enjoy a few hours exploring the architeture and scenery.

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8th November 2018

Dorio on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy Dorio railway station on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy Boat at dusk at Gravedona on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy Promenade at dusk at Gravedona on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy Small boat moored at Laglio on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy

A few of the smaller, less popular towns dotted around the shores of Lake Como in the mountains of northern Italy.

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7th November 2018

Boat in the small harbour at Domaso on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy Boat on the beach at Domaso on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy Old, weatherbeaten door at Domaso on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy Old, weatherbeaten door at Domaso on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy Pebble stack on the beach at Domaso on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy

A range of photos showing aspects of the small town of Domaso, nestled on the shore of Lake Como in the mountains of northern Italy.

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6th November 2018

The small harbour on the shore of Lake Como at Dervio in northern Italy A secluded beach on the shore of Lake Como at Dervio in northern Italy White cat sitting in a window at Dervio in northern Italy The small harbour on the shore of Lake Como at Dervio in northern Italy The waterfront at Dervio on Lake Como in northern Italy Willow tree on the shore of Lake Como at Dervio in northern Italy

A range of photos showing aspects of the small town of Dervio, nestled on the shore of Lake Como in the mountains of northern Italy.

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5th November 2018

Photo overlooking the centre (Centro Lago) of Lake Como from Varenna in northern Italy Photo overlooking the centre (Centro Lago) of Lake Como from Varenna in northern Italy Photo overlooking the centre (Centro Lago) of Lake Como from Varenna in northern Italy during a nighttime storm Photo overlooking the centre (Centro Lago) of Lake Como from Varenna in northern Italy at night Photo of a light pattern in the centre (Centro Lago) of Lake Como from Varenna in northern Italy Photo of a dramatic sunset over the centre (Centro Lago) of Lake Como from Varenna in northern Italy Photo of a ferry boat traversing the centre (Centro Lago) of Lake Como from Varenna in northern Italy

A selection of views out over Lake Como in northern Italy, all captured from the comfort of the balcony on the holiday apartment that my wife Liz and I were staying in earlier this year.

Photography doesn't get much easier than this!

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2nd November 2018

The ferry dock on the shore of Lake Como at Bellagio in northern Italy The lakeside promenade at Bellagio on Lake Como in northern Italy Street art detail at Bellagio on Lake Como in northern Italy A water taxi on the shore of Lake Como at Bellagio in northern Italy

Continuing our tour around the beautiful lakes of northern Italy, this is the popular tourist town of Bellagio, right at the centre of Lake Como.

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And don't forget that these and many other of the images featured here at goHOWiE.com, are available for licensed use from my Stock photography by Howard Litherland at Alamy stock portfolio.

1st November 2018

Powerful fountain on the shore of Lake Lugano at Lugano in Switzerland Swiss flag and jetty on the shore of Lake Lugano at Lugano in Switzerland Ferryboat and jetty on the shore of Lake Lugano at Lugano in Switzerland Jetty on the shore of Lake Lugano at Lugano in Switzerland

It was a long drive from our holiday apartment at Lake Como in the mountains of northern Italy, over the border to Lugano in neighbouring Switzerland.

But well worth the effort for Liz and I to enjoy such magnificent scenery, even if two gelatos cost a small fortune!

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