Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Sunday, 27 May 2007

Ancient Nymphateums

The Isle of Capri – May 1, 2007

The camera doesn’t lie. The dates on the Capri pictures are May 1st , our second day out. We catch the ferry from Sorrento.

The first time we came here, years ago, we walked uphill and found a sign pointing and found a sign pointing to the Blue Grotto. After a nice walk past some residences we came to an overlook of the Grotto. There are some legends here about some scandalous behavior by the Roman emperors Augustus and Tiberius: debauched orgies, flinging people from cliffs, nymphateums and other politically incorrect forms of behavior.

This time we take the bus and funicular uphill to the main tourist area and then the chairlift to the top of a mountain. The sweeping views are a little obscured by clouds and mist so photo ops from the top weren't there. The island is full of daytrippers like us this time of year. The guidebooks suggest that spending a night or two to enjoy the more laid back evenings might be a good idea.

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