Friday, October 17, 2014

Cinque Terre, Italy - Saturday Snapshot

Here are the last few photos from the Cinque Terre, Italy (2001). Today I'm featuring pictures from Riomaggiori, the easternmost town of the group. 
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Riomaggiori, as viewed from the water taxi. Online sources say the town dates from the 13th century.
A closer view. Instead of rows of parked cars, the main thoroughfare
in Riomaggiori is lined with fishing boats.
I included this photo to show the terraced grapevines above the Cinque Terre towns.
They're accessed by foot paths and tiny cable cars just big enough to hold one person. 
Thank you for allowing me to revisit the Cinque Terre over the past few weeks. 
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18 comments:

  1. That place looks awesome. The grape vines probably help with erosion. I love how there are boats instead of cars parked in the street.

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    1. I loved that too. Although things may have changed in the nine years since we visited this area, in 2005 the Cinque Terre had few cars and trucks and was generally accessed by train or boat.

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  2. These are so spectacular Sandy! That shot of Riomaggiori, as viewed from the water taxi is so special...

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    1. Thank you, Jacquie. I took hundreds of photos and with so much beauty surrounding us, it would be hard to take a bad picture.

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  3. These pictures are amazing. There are so many places I want to visit! Thanks for feeding the flame. Here's Mine

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    1. I'm glad my photos have inspired you. Now that we're retired, my husband and I hope to do more traveling. Right now we're doing research.

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  4. These are awesome pictures! They look unreal, like setting in a fairytale. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

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    1. The Cinque Terre actually looked like a fairytale setting. A beautiful and memorable place.

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  5. I will probably never get to see Italy in person, but love your photos. A sort of armchair adventure. And I started reading Beautiful Ruins because of your recommendation. I am enjoying it.

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    1. I'm glad you're enjoying Beautiful Ruins and my Italy photos. Maybe my pictures will help you envision the scenes in the book!

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  6. Nice photos, I love the frames, a wonderful site!

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  7. Beautiful I love the coloured apartments.

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    1. Thank you. It's a gorgeous part of the world.

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  8. What impressive towns. They seem to grow from the hillsides! I love learning that there are one-person cable cars to access the grape-growing terraces.

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    1. I called them cable cars because I didn't know of any other way to describe them! They were basically just a box on a track, hardly big enough for a person to perch on.

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  9. Such gorgeous photos! I definitely would love to walk among those wonderful buildings and look out at the water. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. It does look a wonderful place. I don't know why, but the middle shot made me think of jigsaws. I think it is the mixture of boats and colourful buildings.

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