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Holiday

Hi all,

time for my moment in sun – this years winter vacation is starting tomorrow. See you all in February with new photos. Looking forward to nice restaurant, good food, sea, SUN and warmth.  Warm Florida awaits for us.

This photo is from a visit to Capri and has nothing to do with my next destination. I just like the photo 🙂 the feeling in it.table-setting-1-of-1

Stairway

I have taken so many photos of steps, stairways and you are going to see some of them in the near future. I love the idea that they lead you somewhere and you you don’t know what it is. Also the play of light and shadows, it makes a good photo in my opinion. Texture…
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MM 2-48: Monochrome Madness

This is my entry to MM2-48, church towers. To see the othe entries to  this inspirational challenge visit Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY art and practice

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Pompei – Italy

I visited Pompei last summer and I then posted few photos, but as I am on a roll with travel photos I will post few post of how I saw the place, what caught my attention. These are over all photos, the place is huge and it is quite amazing how it has persevered time.

Ravello town centre

Ravello is a town and comune situated above the Amalfi Coast in the province of Salerno, Campania, southern Italy, with approximately 2,500 inhabitants. Its scenic beauty makes it a popular tourist destination, and earned it a listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
In the pictures is center of the town and The Duomo (Cathedral) of Ravello: the central nave contains the “Pulpit of the Gospels”, on the right of the central nave, created in 1272

Travel – Positano – Italy

Positano is a small picturesque town with splendid coastal views, on the famous Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy. The town itself is perched on an enclave on the face of a hill and winds down towards the waters of the Amalfi Coast. These are taken when approaching Positano from sea

Cattedrale di Sant’Andrea/Duomo di Amalfi

Here are my take of the Amalfi Cathedral (Italian: Cattedrale di Sant’Andrea/Duomo di Amalfi) is a 9th-century Roman Catholic structure in the Piazza del Duomo, Amalfi, Italy. It is dedicated to the Apostle Saint Andrew. Predominantly of Arab-Norman Romanesque[citation needed] architectural style, it has been remodeled several times, adding Romanesque, Byzantine, Gothic, and Baroque elements. The cathedral includes the adjoining 9th century Basilica of the Crucifix. Leading from the basilica are steps into the Crypt of St. Andrew.


The front facade was rebuilt in 1891 after the original one collapsed. It is of striped marble and stone with open arches that have lace detailing not commonly found in Italian sacred architecture while the tiled cupola is quite common amongst churches of the area. The tympanum’s mosaics portray “The triumph of Christ” in a work created by Domenico Morelli and whose original designs are retained in the Town Hall.Sixty-two steps, wide and steep, lead up to the doors The structure includes four small towers of Arab architectural type that are adorned with arches and are covered with majolica tiles. During times of war, the bell tower was purposed for defense.


The garden contains colonnades, arches and sculptures. (text Wikipedia)