Maria decided to go to The Baltics for her vacation, so some of us are going to go along - soon. That means new photos. So before those start, I need to clear older ones, which is a good time to show you the last of the Italy jaunts. Mary really wanted to go to Capri, so we did, just before leaving.
Note that Italians pronounce the name CAP-ri, as we were pointedly corrected.
|One gets to the island by ferry.|
|On the shore are a row of businesses to catch the arriving tourists, but the main town is up the steep hillside, reached by Shanksmare on hiking trails, or by the funicular (made in Switzerland, by the way).|
|View from the station at the top.|
|The welcoming committee|
|A segment of the crowd of visitors in the church square|
|Beautiful tiles, each different, with herb motifs, lining a long series of steps|
|The town consists of these tiny streets and shops and houses, with pretty greenery and flowers.|
|And carefully tended|
|Finding ones way can get tricky.|
|but who cares -|
|We found our goal. This was a Roman palace, then a medieval monastery. It has gorgeous gardens around it, and hotels overlooking them and the sea.|
|Eventually one has to go back to catch the ferry, and pack up to return home, taking the memories along.|