Lake Como is a long V shaped lake set among steep, mist covered mountains in Northern Italy.
It is fringed with small villages accessed by a winding maze of roads or a busy network of ferries.
The town of Como is the main Ferry hub and has a Funicular railway to the village above. The views from the mountains are spectacular and from the water the lake takes on a mysterious, fairytale quality with imposing villas and castles and small picturesque villages set at the bottom of steep, dramatic mountains.
Italians love anything that goes fast. Lake Como host boat races that see speeds of 130kph. These guys came a proud third.
Painting at Menaggio
All the colored mechanical bits that pull the carriage up the hill.
View of Como from the ascending funicular.
Some great photos John, am hoping to go to Venice with Amanda next year.
You will love Venice – everywhere you look there is something to paint.
Thank you once again John for a remarkable post. Truly magnificent paintings and photos!
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Kelso Qld 4815
These pics are amazing!
Once again I find myself speechless
Some wonderful photo and paintings of a beautiful corner of the world. I was lucky enough to visit Lake Garda in May this year and Lake Como is now on the list. I love the pinks you’ve used on the roof tops… touch of genius there!!
Oh, what lovely photos! Thanks for sharing them. What a wonderful place to visit/paint.
Maravilloso paraje, un lujo absoluto, majestuoso, como también lo son las acuarelas, una auténtica delicia.
Lovely! I cannot wait to paint some of these images. I’m inspired.
Beautiful photos! Wonderful images!
Thanks once again for providing images of such a magic-like place. It’s gorgeous and special for sure! No wonder George Clooney has a villa there! On a side note, I relished your thoughts on using “non-traditional” mediums etc. on your website. I think you’ve succeeded in nudging me over to get a little less traditional!
Glad you liked the photos – it really is a beautiful area.
Dear maestro. Thank you for your beautiful photos of Lake Como. Photos full of artistic intention for future watercolors.
Sergio from Madrid
Glad you enjoyed the photos
Stunning! I’m glad you found time to paint. The by-standers appear to be entranced.