Napoli wore pearls yesterday

Vesuvius at the end of the Lungomare in Naples, Italy

Vesuvius at the end of the Lungomare in Naples, Italy

When light bounces off the sea, then rises up through blue sky towards the sun it takes your heart with it … at least it does on the seafront in Naples, Italy.  It’s impossible to resist, like a balloon freed by the breeze, up and up it goes.

Yesterday was one of those days.

Vesuvius, Naples, Italy

Vesuvius, Naples, Italy

It was such a gift after a warm December where smog had caused whole days to droop, and Vesuvius to sulk in the shadows.

Who knows what is where?

Who knows what is where?

Nothing feels quite right if the eyes can’t travel from the volcano, over a clear sea to Capri.  On such days the city is without its frame, and who knows what is where.

Dog keeping an eye on everything in the marina in Naples, Italy

Dog keeping an eye on everything in the marina in Naples, Italy

Yesterday was not like that because we could see exactly where everything was.  After two days of rain the sky was so clear we could pick out fishing boats in the waves.

The Bay of Naples, Italy

The Bay of Naples, Italy

Through warm windows we could count the lovers on the Lungomare.

Castel dell'Ovo, seen through glass, frames the moment in Naples, Italy

Castel dell’Ovo, seen through glass, frames the moment in Naples, Italy

We could have pizza and coffee, and not count the hours.

View from our table through glass

View from our table through glass

We could feel the breeze in the evening sun.

Sail at the edge of Castel dell'Ovo, Naples, Italy

Sail at the edge of Castel dell’Ovo, Naples, Italy

We could salute Vesuvius as the sails came down.

View from the marina towards Vesuvius, Naples, Italy

View from the marina towards Vesuvius, Naples, Italy

It was beautiful – whoever you were.

Copyright Georgie Knaggs & The Phraser 2016

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