Photo Journal: The Colors along the Amalfi Coast
It’s been a while since my last post and I feel terrible about it! Between work and trips to Sydney, San Francisco, Shanghai and Tokyo, I’ve been completely flat out. Like, droopy-eyed-mouth-agape-while-dragging-my-gimpy-leg-like-a decomposing-zombie flat out. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Just ask my coworkers who shield their eyes (and their proverbial children’s eyes) on a daily basis.
Anyway! So this is my last post in the Italy series, my most highly-anticipated trip of the year (I’m working on my return), and it’s just a smorgasbord of some of the most breathtaking views along the stretch of the coast of Amalfi.
There were so many sights and scenes that captivated my sore eyes but here are some of my favorites:
Lemonade, lemon slush, but best of all, limoncello:
Lemons were first brought to the Amalfi Coast centuries ago on trade routes from the Middle East aided sailors in preventing scurvy and other illnesses. Since then, lemons have remained a treasured yellow crop along the coast but for these locals, when life throws you lemons, you make limoncello and drink until you roll like a chubby one downhill.
Villages of colorful houses:
All along the windy coast from Positano to Ravello are these beautiful villages with colorful houses packed closely together along undulating cliffs that drop down to the sparkling blue sea. Each town has its own distinct look and feel; almost like warring clans united by the winding land that keeps them apart. Ah, so poetic.
Deep blue sea, clear blue sky as far as the eye can see:
Let me tell you, you won’t really appreciate clear-blue-anything until you’ve lived in yellow smog, I can attest to that. If I could bottle up the endless depths of the coast’s oceanic views against scattered puffs of white fluff, I’d sell it on street corners and dark alleyways to clean-air addicts in hollow withdrawal, muttering something incomprehensible (moi, 24/7). Until next time, il mio amore. Ciao bella! (Yes, those are the only words I picked up in Italy.)
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