Friday, May 31, 2013

The Island of Capri

     Just off the coast of Sorrento, Italy, located in the midst of the Tyrrhenian Sea... you'll find the beautiful and magical island of Capri. I visited this place a few years ago, but the photographs never received the spotlight they deserved, and so here they are. Although I was only there for one day, the views of the Faraglioni and the crystal cobalt blue waters were so breathtaking that if I close my eyes, I could still feel the salty mist splashing on my face and see the winding cobblestone steps. I had just bought my dslr and so I walked around snapping away at anything and everything---totally thinking I was shooting for a feature in Travel and Leisure Magazine. Nonetheless, as soon as we arrived on the island, we hopped onto one of the speedboats that would take us on the tour around the whole island. It took us around 2 hours to circle Capri, and it even included a singing tour guide =).
     Once we were close enough by the Grotta Azzura, we were squished into tinier boats which would fit under the cave into the grotto. Now being that there were about 8 people being seated in a small canoe-like boat, wobbling in over 100 feet of can sorta guess what was going through my mind. BUT it's not everyday you have the chance to be in a grotto in Italy with sparkling blue water, and so I just hung on for the ride...literally =). We were told we could take a dip once we were under, and I might have been tempted to jump in had I not brought my camera with me. After we finished the tour, we walked through the town and stopped to enjoy a cold gelato al limone. The town is filled with beautiful flowers lining the stone steps, which led to balconies overlooking the ocean. It was so incredibly beautiful that at times I found myself blinking just to make sure it wasn't a dream. The only thing that upset me was the fact I was only there for one day..oh and the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio was in Capri exactly a month later -___-. I hope to one day come back to this beautiful place, until then here are a few photos from my last visit. Enjoy and happy Friday!!

View from the top
Is it obvious how ecstatic I was with my fancy new camera?
Stunning oceanside view
The beautiful Faraglioni
An ancient Roman "clock"
Oh I wish this was my backyard...
Capri is known for its beautiful perfumes made on the island
A little Capri boy statue waving hello welcoming visitors
Yes our boat was squeezed into that tiny Grotto!
La Grotta Azzura

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