But I'm so excited to have images to remember the absoulutely stunning visit we took.
I loved all the floral life everywhere. I have been collecting pictures of flowers and vines that have grown of of the ancient buildings whenever I get the opportunity. I just love the way flowers add beauty to what might otherwise be boring and plain. And I love this picture because one, a resturaunt without such beauty would be very boring I think and two, it makes me think that others might feel the same.
One of the things I remember Aldo saying is that manufactures make things for the island that can only be found here... and that there was a perfume district where they made perfume. I didn't realize we would be going past the district or through it, but when we did, I stayed outside and sneezed my way to the gardens. but I still thought it was awesome... maybe someday I'll send Matt to get me perfume from Capri. :P
I loved the look of everyday life, the boats waiting for passengers and such, people strolling the resturaunts and businesses. Beautiful!
Everything looked so beautiful the higher up we went. Capri reminded me of Seattle in a way. In Seattle, there isn't room to spread out so people are going up.
One of my favorite thing were the courtyards. To see random bits of privacy scattered among the businesses.
I think that my favorite part of the day, while it represented a sad moment for some locals, was when a funeral prosession made it's way past the store we were in, looking for something special for Matt (A gift he will LOVE, I know for sure!). When the church bells made their specific peal, the shop keeper turned off her lights and closed her doors and stopped all business out of repsect for the passing hurst and family. She simply turned to those of us inside with her, explained a funeral would be passing, that the younger woman was a good woman, and turned to watch out the window, making the roseray as they passed. From the perspective of a military family, the simple and quiet show of repsect among such a busy and popular place was awesome to see. I'm not sure how many other's did the same, but my mind was made up. I knew what I was looking at could be purchased elsewhere, I had seen the store to prove it, but I purchased Matt's gift from that particular shop keeper.
Ok... More to come soon!