Saturday, 6 October 2012

On The Assumption...

You can't have too much of a Good Thing,  thanks to Mutti, here is Bunce in Amalfi, too! Yesterday, Mutti was in the picture on her own, and she has now presented me with Bro, ditto. LOL
I also have this picture of the Arno, in Florence, to keep you in holiday mood, but am tempted to  photoshop out that crane. I bet they had nothing like that to help them build the original houses along that stretch of water...


And here's another bridge in Florence, for good measure...



21 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Good assumption.

Jackie said...

I love the vine in the first photo...beautiful setting.
The reflections are splendid, Jinksy.
Gorgeous views...

Merisi said...

Oh, the Costa Amalfitana,
the light alone, sky reflected by the blue blue sea, views of Capri from Sant'Agata, I could go on forever!
Florence is lovely, too, but nothing letts my heart feel more at home, arrived, than the sea and bays south of Rome and Naples.
A wonderful weekend to you and yours,
Merisi

The Weaver of Grass said...

Florence - my favourite place in the whole world, Jinksy - so thanks for the taste.

Maggie May said...

Ahhhhhh! Florence. I remember it well!
Loved the place.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Rinkly Rimes said...

That first shot is a masterpiece. I think it would look great in monochrome too.

NitWit1 said...

I love the first one, and yeah the crane is an unavoidable distraction in the second.

Doctor FTSE said...

The bridge buttresses are shaped like that for a purpose . . . what? Great pictures, and happy to know that Bro and Maria are safely back in NZ. I've sent you a crane-free version of the pic. Easy . . I just nipped across to Italy and dismantled them. HEHEHE!

Doctor FTSE said...

Agreed. A lot of colour shots do suit monochrome just as well.

Doctor FTSE said...

But see below!

Jinksy said...

And here is the email Bro sent me, once he'd seen this post...

"Just seen your blog. I'm afraid to say you're wrong about the skyline -- cranes have been in use certainly since Roman times. Leonardo da Vinci designed some spectacular ones (I've seen the drawings and models, in the Galileo museum in guess where? F _ _ _ _ _ _ e.) Admittedly they were built in timber, but other than that and a difference in size, and the fact that they worked by manpower, they're pretty much the same as today's. How else could they have built those amazing cathedrals?
Here's a link: http://www.lairweb.org.nz/leonardo/clocks.html. The paragraph under Clocks is Cranes."

So I guess the crane has to stay...

Pat - Arkansas said...

Lovely, lovely places. Thanks for sharing the photos. I've not been fortunate enough to visit Amalfi (what a view they had), but did have the pleasure of spending a couple of days in Florence in the early '90's.

Have much catching up to do.

Pam said...

Never knew that about cranes. Assumed it was wooden scaffolding and pulleys. Or something!

Pearl said...

There are too many bridges!

:-) No, that's not true.

Pearl

p.s. I have a friend whose last name is D'Amalfi...

Susie Clevenger said...

What beautiful photographs...how blessed you are to have traveled to such places.

Rosaria Williams said...

Jinksy, so good to see you!
For a minute I thought you were in Italy too, enjoying Florence. Then, I read the rest of the post, and caught up on your status with more posts. Thanks for the visit.

nancygrayce said...

I would love to visit those beautiful places!

Dave King said...

I'm with you, I'd get rid of the crane! Florence the next big MUST SEE on my list. Thanks for the vicarious preview. (As I hope it will prove!)

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful pictures -- I love the bridges. And I kind of think I stood on that very spot in Amalfi forty-some years ago...

merinz said...

Beautiful pics - thank you for bringing back a few memories......And yes, get rid of the crane!

Merisi said...

Just checking whether I have messed up my Blogroll, again, or you really have not published anything since the dawn of times. Hope you are fine, greetings,
Merisi