I'm not sure why it is, but every time I go out with my camera I have a thing for photographing things deteriorating, looking old, looking ragged, looking worn down. I am actually toying with attempting a photo shoot with a friend this spring/summer and want to find a good rundown warehouse to use as our backdrop. I'm still in the hunt.
PS: I really will get back to my Italy stories... things have just picked up speed and I haven't had time to sit down and write them out for you. But I will, I promise.