Posts about amalfi coast

Carriage Tracks, Pompeii, Italy

Very strange to think that these deep grooves in the road were made by carts over two thousand years ago. One of the more compelling aspects of Pompeii, which really show that the place isn’t just a pile of old walls.

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Return to Positano, Italy

On arrival back at Positano in the evening, we were greeted by broken, puffy clouds and a rough sea breaking onto the beach.

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Seasick, Capri, Italy

Jo got talking to an American couple on the boat back from Capri, after they overheard her making a gaff and laughed along with us. The woman, pictured here, was quite seasick on the rough return trip and sat looking out at the horizon stoically. The man, dressed in a loud shirt, wearing a hat […]

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Leaving Capri, Italy

This was one of the most challenging shots of our trip to Italy. Making my way through the crowded upper deck on a fast, bouncing boat travelling over rough seas, to make it down the rearward-facing steps and onto the small platform at the rear of the boat, above the engines. Wedging myself into the […]

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Marina Grande, Capri, Italy

Part of the large harbour on Capri, a secluded part of which contains ostentatiously and obscenely expensive sailing boats and multi-deck yachts. The town of Capri itself is on top of the hill, reachable by road or by funicular.

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Blue Grotto, Capri, Italy

Jo going into the Blue Grotto sea cave, in a small rowing boat. Visitors and oarsmen have to lie flat in the small boats as they enter the cave, as the top of the entrance is only around a metre above the sea. The organisation which runs the boatmen charge €10 for each trip – […]

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Waiting for Trade, Capri, Italy

Larger boats ferry visitors to the Blue Grotto from the far side of the island. On arrival, they have to transfer to smaller rowing boats, in which they are taken inside the famous, small sea cave.

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Dealer, Capri, Italy

Larger boats ferry visitors to the Blue Grotto from the far side of the island. On arrival, they have to transfer to smaller rowing boats, in which they are taken inside the famous, small sea cave.

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Pine, Capri, Italy

Beautifully colourful plants clinging to the cliff face, below the road and above the bright blue seas. Anyone know what this one is called?

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Broom, Capri, Italy

Beautifully colourful plants clinging to the cliff face, below the road and above the bright blue seas.

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Bees, Capri, Italy

The hard-working, three-wheeled version of the Vespa ("wasp") is called Ape ("bee"). A tiny cab and a flatbed back, to take bits and pieces up and down the small, narrow roads.

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Blue Grotto Road, Capri, Italy

Despite the heat, we decided to enjoy the island and walk down the winding road from Anacapri to the Blue Grotto. About an hour and a half of gentle walking, through pine and cactus forests, whilst being passed by tourists on rented scooters and by small local buses.

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Back from the Amalfi Coast

My photos from Italy are coming online over the next few days at Flickr, where each image is accompanied by a small narrative. One of my favourite memories of the whole holiday was sitting at the bus stop on our way back up from the beach, after dinner. The hill up from the sea front, […]

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