July 27, 2010

cinque terre (part one)




















Cinque Terre was all sorts of amazing, I only wish I had stayed for longer. Nonetheless, my time there (just 1.5 days!) was punctuated with endless declarations of 'this is the best moment of all time' followed minutes later with 'ok no, THIS is the best moment of all time'. My first such declaration was made within a few minutes of my arrival in the first of the five towns, Riomaggiore, as I sat on the waterfront eating fresh figs wrapped in prosciutto and the worlds most delicious peach while my feet dangled in the Mediterranean Sea (I jumped in a few minutes later!), and the last was made around 2am while at a hidden cove, swimming in water sparkling with bioluminescent plankton. It was a good day.

27 comments:

  1. WHAT IN THE WORLD CAN I DO TO EXPERIENCE ALL OF THIS TOO?!

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  2. Hello everybody, just want to invite you and your readers to our site about the cinque terre ( in my signature ) and to the blog where you can also vote the nicest of the 5 Terre.
    Also a video section is available: Video of the Cinque Terre, a different point of view..

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  3. Your photographs are magical. Bravvissimo. Mangi bene.

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  4. what camera and film do you use? your photos are freakin' beautiful.

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  5. Fantastic pictures and beautiful cinque terre! No. 3.4.5.6. are making me sooo crazy! Really really good pictures!
    I became a fan of you pictures in less then 3 min.!

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  6. J MO! Sounds...sounds...amazing??? I gotta do the same, soon!!

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  7. These are just beyond beautiful – I can't stop looking at them. They pick up the atmosphere so well – what kind of camera/film do you use?

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  8. Thanks for all the lovely comments everyone! For those that asked, these photos were taken with a Canon 3000v, Olympus XA (both with Agfa vista 200 film) and a disposable waterproof camera by fuji. x

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  9. OMG these are so beautiful. I especiqally love love the second to the last and the seventh to the last.
    <3 I love your blog

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  10. I was wondering if it was waterproof camera, because with my luck i would probably drop in the sea and be left with no photos..again I'm a fan of your photos...

    and on another note I visited Melbourne a few years back while on an internship in Adelaide. Australia is a lovely country. Melbourne captivated me with its old and new buildings.

    Elisa

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  11. wow - i just found this site from cup of jo. your photos are gorgeous. you picked up on some really lovely details in cinque terre. i'm longing to be there right now!

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  12. A few summers ago my family (parents and sister) took a trip to Italy. On the way back to France, we took a train which ran along the Italian coast. Every time the train stopped I would declare "this is the most beautiful beach town I've ever seen". I went on this way for hours. Really I just need to go back and find the one I like the best :)

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  13. These pictures have me daydreaming about a trip to Cinque Terre. Maybe someday :) I am glad to have found you via cup of jo!

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  14. I was lucky enough to visit there about 14 years ago. Your pictures made me cry! (In a good way.):)

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  15. Our best friends had their wedding reception at the top of the brick tower in your second to last photo. The most breathtaking sunset I have ever seen.

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  16. my husband and I spent a week in Cinque Terra right after I graduated college, before we were married....ah, those were the days...

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  17. makes me want to hop in the car and drive directly to cinque terre!! such amazing pretty photos you have taken, really - wow!!
    viele grüsse, kristina

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  18. Your pictures never fail to mesmerize me (hence, the flow of comments from my end.)

    Do you develop your film on your own?

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  19. Thanks so much Oonalien- I wish I developed them, but for now its just done at a shop. Maybe someday!

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  20. i can feel it, remember it, imagine it, dream it.
    Oh, and I almost took a bite of the peach, figs and prosciutto from my screen :)

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  21. Cinque Terre provides some of the spectacular hiking opportunities, very few can be compared with it. Located on the Ligurian coast, all the five islands are linked by rail and offers breathtaking view one after the other.
    Cinque Terre

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  22. hello!
    i stumbled upon your breathtaking photos from cinque terre via cup of jo!
    i was wondering if you can recommend where to stay, place to eat and things to do for my upcoming trip there!
    my name is jenny and email is hyojmin@gmail.com!!!
    looking forward in hearing back from you!

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