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Cinque Terre, Italy

Portofino, Italy
Vernazza, Italy
sun shining through the clouds
walking the Cinque Terre
Corniglia, Italy
Cinque Terre, Italy
Rapallo, Italy-view from our room

I have Italy on the brain!  In two months we are off for our second trip to Italy!  The first

time was in 2006 where we toured northern Italy, and these are some photos from the

Cinque Terre, also known as the Italian Riviera.  We stayed in a town outside of that region

called Rapello, and took a train to see the villages of the Cinque Terre which consists of

Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.   There is hiking

along the coast that connects these small, picturesque villages.  The cliffs overlooking

the Ligurian Sea are pretty rugged.  But people live here with their vineyards, and even

have roosters!  One day we took a short boat ride from Rapallo to Portofino.  I believe

people with money hang out here 🙂  We saw many large yachts.  Some people were  doing a photo

or video shoot with some model walking around the upper deck of one of those yachts.

And the stores were all high-end designers.  I did not get any souvenirs there 🙂  When we

go back, we will be doing the Amalfi coast, which I believe will be even more beautiful.

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Moon over Champs Elysees

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We were lucky to be in Paris on a clear night with the full moon.  We climbed the winding staircase

that makes me feel like I’m going to die after I get to the top, and had this spectacular view.

My husband, Jim, took this photo.  And without a tripod!  It’s tricky getting good shots at night

without it.  But I believe they had a sign that forbade the use of tripods.  I really love this photo,

not only like this, but Jim actually made a triptych out of it, and put the 3 panels between glass.

It looks awesome against the red wall of our dining room.  This photo is available at etsy.com if you

think its awesome too!

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It pays not to sleep in!

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My husband is notorious for sleeping in, and taking naps at the drop of a hat.  I am the opposite.  Because I start my work day at 7:30am, I am used to getting up early, and couldn’t sleep in if I wanted to.  This benefitted me when we took a beach vacation to Edisto Beach, SC last September.  The sun didn’t rise until 7, so I was up at least an hour ahead to prepare for my sunrise photos.  The weather was perfect, and the water warm.  I got up four mornings in a row before the sun came up snapping away.   You can see more of these at etsy.com.

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Monet’s Garden

Water lily pond, Monet's gardens

flower in Monet's gardens

Claude Monet's house, Giverny, France

sign for lily pond in Monet's gardens

Monet's gardens, Giverny France

While visiting Paris, we took a day trip to Giverny France, home of the Impressionist artist Claude Monet.  He is our favorite painter.  Right now is the perfect time to go, as the gardens are breathtaking, looking just they do in his paintings.  We took a train to Vernon, leaving from the Gare St. Lazare station.  We then took a short bus ride into Giverny.  There really isn’t much there except Monet’s house.  Photography is not allowed inside.  I found it fascinating though, that the artwork covering his walls were of Oriental nature.  There is a gift shop at the end of the house tour where you can buy prints and other souvenirs.  Walking around the grounds, you find hundreds of kinds of flowers, including the famous water lilies.  I personally believe his best water lily paintings are housed in the Musee de l’Orangerie.  These painting span several feet across the wall!  For information on getting to the gardens, you can visit this site.  Enjoy!

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A Sepia Sunrise

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We stayed in Edisto Beach, SC last fall where the weather was more than perfect.  I woke up early every morning and took some colorful sunrise photos.  But I love the tones of this barrier on the beach without color.  You can also see this at etsy.com

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