Five Shots: The Colors of Southern Italy

Here is the final post of miscellaneous shots when our traveling group visited Southern Italy a few weeks ago. I loved the colors of Italy most of all. Did you miss the trip? Here are the other posts:  SORRENTO, CAPRI,  and ROME.

Pompeii
The Streets of Pompeii
Eruption Mt. Vesuvius, Aug, 79
When it blew, 20 feet of ash suffocated the residents.
Lemons and Oranges
Hydrangeas–my favorites.
pomegranate in the making
Candy
Tyrrhenian Sea
The Green Door
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Spaghetti
Bougainvillea and Spears
Emerald Grotto, Capri
Capri Blue
Punta Carena Lighthouse, Capri

Which one do you like best?

 

 

40 Comments on “Five Shots: The Colors of Southern Italy

  1. Hard to choose, I have to confess to lingering over the food one. 🙂 However I would pick Tyrrhenian Sea. There is beauty and charm even in ruins.

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  2. I haven’t had a Moretti Beer in years! That was always my beer of choice in an Italian restaurant in London.
    I would choose the shots from Pompeii, as I have never been, but always wanted to see those ruins.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    • You noticed the glass was half full. It was delicious. I have always wanted to visit Pompeii, too. I was surprised by how big the city was. The streets were grid pattern and you could walk around aimlessly for two miles in any direction. There was Mt. V., always there, rather forbiddingly.

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    • Thanks, Jennie. It’s been three weeks ago. I shake my head in disbelief. I still miss it. The pictures mean a lot, don’t they when you travel? Proof that your dream was real?

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      • Yes, they do mean a lot. When I was in Italy, I purchased postcards over there to add to my photo collection, because my camera couldn’t do justice to many of the places in Florence. It was the trip of a lifetime, our daughter’s wedding. Funny story: “Mom, we’re getting married in Town Hall.” I put on my cheerful voice, but that was discouraging news. THEN, we learn that Town Hall is the Palazzo Vecchio! They were married by the mayor of Florence in a private room. Need I say more? Your photos are just what I saw and enjoyed, too. Thank you for a wonderful, virtual trip. 🙂

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  3. The view of the Tyrrhenian Sea though that little stone arch, doorway, is very nice. Lovely shots of the food as well. Looks like you had an amazing trip Cindy!

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    • Hi Paul. People love to see the food shots. I try to include a plate in each post. The sea and Napoli and Sorrento and Capri — a beautiful spot in the world. I preferred to the North end. Tuscan hills are lovely, but I’ll take water any day.

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  4. This is not fair, they are all great. I would love to go to Pompeii some day so I’m going to pick the photo up top. Love the silhouette of the statue.

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    • Thanks, Rick. He was our first sight when we walked into the city. I like silhouettes and glad you liked it. When I retire in a decade, (or sooner) I’d like to return to Napoli area and stay for a few weeks instead a few days. I hope you make it there!

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  5. That photo of the “preserved” bodies from the eruption is hauntingly good. Such an iconic moment in time.

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    • Oh, I’m glad you liked it, Tom. After they dug out the bodies, they filled them with plaster so that’s what you are looking at. But they were once real people. Did you see the upturned dog on the stoop? It was strangely beautiful and haunting place. Really awesome to walk around and literally be a part of the past.

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      • I hadn’t noticed that! Wow. Great experience to be there I’m sure, if a little somber. And I was really struck by the conversation you had about what it was like being in the Colosseum. That is a bucket list item for me absolutely.

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        • Thank you, Tom. I appreciate it. I picked up a side job and that money is specifically used for traveling. Otherwise, seeing the world would never happen. If you don’t have a plan, travel opportunities rarely fall into your lap. I’m just sharing a little wisdom–not trying to be invasive.
          You are smart and young. Go! Go!

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  6. Gorgeous images Cindy. That very photo from Pompeii had me immediately thinking of Clash of the Titans! 😂

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    • The Romans and Greeks are linked, for sure. He was an appropriate sentry for an interesting city. It was easy for me to imagine it a thriving place. Even though so much time has passed since 79 AD, I draw comfort that humans then had similar thoughts and feelings as humans today. Oops. Maybe I should be saddened that little has changed? 😉
      Thank you for your perspective today, Keith.

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  7. Those colours are stunning. It must be almost overwhelming at times with all the history, architecture, art, atmosphere. So much to see. So little time.

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    • You said it, JC! It’s almost too much at times. Like a downpour on your senses. Tis better to sit a spell and let it all soak in gradually.

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  8. I lingered over the shot of Pompeii’s “mummies”. It is unimaginable that these were actually real people. The Emerald Grotto is, of course, a gorgeous photo, but I think I like your symmetrical shots of Mt. Vesuvius and the streets of Pompeii. I also share your liking for the colours of Italy. It is such a rich country in many respects: history, culture, food, music, you name it.

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  9. Oh it is impossible to choose. The petrified bodies image is heartbreaking even though I like it a lot. I choose the happy lemons and oranges 🙂

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