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:

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

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  2. 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

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

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

    Nuts in May

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

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

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

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  7. 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!

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    1. 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...

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  8. 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.

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

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  10. There are too many bridges!

    :-) No, that's not true.

    Pearl

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

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

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  12. 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.

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  13. I would love to visit those beautiful places!

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  14. 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!)

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

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

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  17. 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

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