You know summer is ending in our little town of Vedano al Lambro, in Northern Italy near Milan, when the barricades and fences start to appear in the Parco di Monza, and street signs come up to direct people to VIP parking, shuttle buses and paddocks. The second weekend of September brings the Formula 1 races to the Monza Autodromo, just a couple of kilometers from our home. Whether you follow motorsports or not, you cannot escape the effects of this major international event when living in this small community. The crowds in Ferrari red descend on race weekend, and when they leave there is nothing left but a few forgotten signs and the feeling that summer is irrevocably over. Long before we moved here, long after we leave, it will continue to mark the transition into autumn for this town.
This gorgeous photo from Aimeelmk had the same feel for me. Harvest shapes the end of summer for farming communities, in a similar timeless way. It always has and always will. These transitions shape the personality of a place, give it an identity beyond architecture and history. Are there shared events that signal the end of summer in your neighborhood or town?
Stacked Swathers by Aimeelmk