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Capri dreaming

I'm hesitant to post scanned images of our pre-digital trips but today I heard Capri calling my name and had to look at the photographs from our 1999 trip to the island.

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The Piazzetta

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The bell tower

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The Faraglioni, three rock columns or stacks, each one with a name: Stella, Mezzo and Scopolo.

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Waiting to go inside the Grotta Azzurra

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The entrance to the famous grotto

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The photograph that I have of the inside of the Grotta Azzurra is awful but I found this fabulous image at Wikipedia Commons.


Comments (5)

Oh my!! Now that was worth getting up for. I love your photos. :)

Minus one here today.

I also loved the photos. I have wondered if I will need to revisit all the places I have been to in Italy before I had my digital camera (not a bad thought really) but I still love my photos from those trips even if they don't come out as sharp/clear as digital photos do. AND it is pretty difficult to recreate some moments.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Maria, I'm so glad you went ahead and scanned these photos. I love Carpi! Your photos is also making me remember my unforgettable trip there.

I loved the boat ride to the Grotto with the beautiful views of the cliffs. And I especially thought the transfer to the small boad and the "head duck" was fun too! :) It was so blue!

Thanks for the flashback down memory lane for me too!

I love looking at all your photos, scanned in or not. Love that bell tower.

Leslie: Stay warm!

Girasoli: I have also thought about revisiting some of the places I've been to in Italy on our pre-digital trips, but as you say, there are memories from those trips that cannot be recreated. On my many travels to Italy my favorite trip is the one I shared with my son. The photos are not that great but we had a fabulous time. If we'd do it again it would be a very different experience.

Kathy: So glad to hear that my post brought back wonderful memories of Capri. I'm an islander through and through and I just loved Capri. We were there in the month of March and it was very quiet. We enjoyed being with the locals and eating in almost empty restaurants. I also enjoyed the boat ride to the grotto and like you, I marveled at how blue the water was.

Annie: Thank you. I cringe when I see the not-so-clear image produced by the scanner but I guess those images represent an era, like the black and white photos of yesteryear.

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