I am terribly behind on my photo editing, not to mention my blogging, but I am trying my damnedest to get caught up. Therefore, on to the next installment from Europe, Cinque Terre. This is by far one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, and do not think these pictures even do it justice. Cinque Terre, meaning “The Five Lands”, is a collection of five villages situated on rugged hillsides on the Italian Riviera. Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, it is quite a sight to behold.
The Riomaggiore Dock
This man spotted an octopus from high up on the dock, entered the water with a trident, speared it and cleaned it on the dock in a matter of minutes. Afterwards he proclaimed, “Shows over!’, and no doubt went to enjoy his catch.
This dog came down to chill shortly afterwards.
Enjoying wine and watching the sun set with some fellow Americans as we await dinner.
The beginning of the cliff side hike from Riomaggiore to Monterosso, passing through all of the five villages. The last, most difficult, and supposedly most rewarding section of the walk (from Vernazza to Monterosso) was closed due to a landside. Oh well…that just means I have to return some day.
The first section, from Riomaggiore to Manarola, is called Via Dell’Amore (“Love Walk”), as illustrated by this bench.
Padlocks inscribed with names, left by lovers on Via dell’Amore.
Corniglia from afar.
Flowers and Boats
Delicious Seafood Salad