White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy

Riomaggiore is the southernmost of the Cinque Terre towns. It is wedged into a narrow cleft in the mountains and its buildings climb the steep slopes in a jumble of color and angles. (Note: I made the above image last year). The entire Cinque Terre is part of a national park that ensures sound management and preservation for the future.

It is only mid-April but, the warm sun on the dark rocks makes for a nice place to hang out for a while.

This sidewalk artist creates beautiful renderings of the five towns.

Imagine growing up here with this as your childhood playground. (By the way, the ripple on the horizon is not a tsunami, it is my jerky motion when moving the camera for this panorama).

It is not unusual to see folks using ski poles/walking sticks on these steep streets and paths.

But sitting on the waterfront for a long lunch is still one of the most preferred activities.


4 comments:

  1. You are my retirement role model! These are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Joan! On the other hand, you get to live in Charleston, SC all the time - no crowded airplanes, no crossing time zones, no hard beds and odd customs - there is something to be said for staying home and smelling the magnolias, roses, and gardenias.

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  2. Brenda Passariello DaviesJuly 13, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    The colors of Italy surpass anything in my imagination! Great pictures, Joe!

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    1. Sounds like they might be calling you home to your roots.

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