I was up bright and early on Sunday morning in Spello to see the progress on the flower carpets. At 6.30am the blockaded areas were alive with tired looking people putting finishing touches to their works of art.
It is just as well I scooted around early as the streets were full of people by 8.00am, making it difficult to get close to the work.
Anyway, here are some of the completed carpets. I think you will be amazed. In very few cases was I able to get a high vantage point, so there are some odd angles.
I did have a favourite.
I stayed at the very fabulous Palazzo Bocci in the main street. I managed to hang out of a window to see one carpet from above.
I positioned myself in front of the church to watch the entourage enter for the mass.
You can just see the top of a hat as its wearer enters the church.
Then I waited in the hot sun for them to reappear and walk the carpets.
The carpet survived its first trampling and most people walked carefully beside them on their way up the street. It seems a shame they don’t last forever.
After one more look from the window I called it a day and went home.
I wonder how long the carpets last before they are blown away by the wind and kicked by countless feet…anyway there is always next year.