At Eros Garden


Eros-the messenger of love expo, made it to the charming lake of Como, in Italy. That was a nice surprise as the day at fjord town turned into a revisit of artistic impressions from Greek mythology blended in Romanesque monumental villas where Napoleon used to stay in the 17th century. As Como is known for its famous VIP guests throughout centuries, I was looking for the notorious villa of George Clooney, but instead I came across to the wonderful Expo of Eros. Well, not too bad as a trade off though.  A walk through the breathtaking palace along the lake where the expo was hosted, evoked in my memory the beautiful Myth of Eros and Psyche.

The myth of Psyche, the beautiful princess who won her immortality from her unconditional love and sacrifice for Eros, was embodied in expo’s artifacts as a symbol of soul-searching and personal growth through losing and preserving the real love.  The language of passion, devotion, and lust spoke in a artful and ardent way in this exhibition of textile from different artists worldwide. It was a great expo to attend and some of the images there I would love to share with you. Enjoy!

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3 thoughts on “At Eros Garden”

  1. Very nice one Armela, love the photos and I’d have loved to see the exhibition. I laughed when you said you were looking for George Clooney’s villa!!! I would have been looking for the villa where the main character of the Charterhouse of Parma (Stendhal, did you read that?) Fabrice del Dongo lived. There was a beautiful love story in that book (which is what I remember mostly and some things about Napoleon) which has left a feeling of mystery in me… Anyhow as always another great post 🙂

    1. Actually Laura the Clooney’s villa is about 15 km far from Como, so we were not really looking for it, but Nils and I were playing around with the idea of being Clooney’s guests in Como 😉 Along the lake we actually noticed various interesting villa’s such as Villa Saporiti which guests were Napoleon, Tsar Alexander II, and other royals from the region. Unfortunately, most of these villas were not accessable to simple visitors except for the Villa Olmo where the textil expo took place. But is was defenitely interesting to walk along the lake and such historic residence landmarks 🙂 beautiful place…

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