Posts about capri

Capo Miseno

“At the top of the great stone lighthouse, hidden beyond the ridge of the southern headland, the slaves were dousing the fires to greet the dawn. It was supposed to be a sacred place. According to Virgil, this was the spot where Misenus, the herald of the Trojans, slain by the sea god Triton, lay […]

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Leaving Capri

Thoughts of our upcoming late Spring holiday to the Aeolian Islands, off the coast of Sicily, have inspired me to have a flick through last year’s holiday shots.

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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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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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