Wednesday, August 12, 2009

SUL MARE

This week's Waterside Wednesday blog is a natural for me. Only a week or so ago, I was enjoying life sul mare (on the water).(Positano beach)

While exploring Italy's Amalfi Coast, I stayed in Vietri Sul Mare, a little town famed for its hand-painted ceramics... (one of dozens of pottery wall placques in Vietri)

and its active fleet of small fishing boats.(fishing boats in Vietri's calm harbor)

Most mornings, I would stroll along the narrow streets of Vietri with my trusty camera. (a small farmhouse at the edge of town)

If I woke up early enough, I'd sometimes see the fishermen stocking up on food for the day or tending to a last minute equipment check. (a fashion-conscious fisherman dresses to match his nets)

But even if I decided to sleep in, I could see the water from my bed!(view from my hotel window)

*** WANT TO WIN A CUTE HAND-PAINTED FISH?***


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18 comments:

I'm Julia said...

Mercy, what a positively dreamy place to plant yourself for awhile. That view is to die for. More please :-)

One Shabby Old House said...

I think I am going to have to tempt my hubby with your blog post.
I think that trip would be wonderful.
Lucky you
Becky

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Barbara I have done a post for Waterside Wednesday
Thanks for sharing such a beautiful place with us for Waterside Wednesday
Alison

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

How beautiful! I can just imagine wandering around those streets. Can't wait to see more.

Barbara Jacksier said...

Becky

Don't forget to show him my previous post with photos of Italian food. I'll be posting about the desserts (sigh) next week.

Roberta said...

The view from your bed? That would have been enough for me...I might not have left to explore the rest of this beautiful place!
xo Roberta

Maya said...

This is so great! I didn't know that there was an actual place with the name Vietri when I featured Vietri Dinnerware..., you might get a kick out of it, here's the link: Two Women inspired by Italy's Amalfi Coast.

It looks so gorgeous..., and I'm going to add a link from that post to yours.

Rosie said...

Your wonderful photos not only inspire me to visit the Italian seacoast, which I've already wanted to do, but to start up my ceramics again. I used to make hand painted ceramic tiles in my younger years and they were always one of my favorite projects. Now if I can just combine the what and the where....

Karla said...

Oh my, these photos just take my breath away and transport this land-locked Okie to a spectacular vista filled with sea, sand, salt and sun! Lovely.

Fifi Flowers said...

What a BEAUTIFUL place!!!

NeereAnDear said...

Wow.... I am in Italian heaven.... your photos are stunning....

Love the one of the cliffs and the ocean... gorgeous...

Cant wait to see more ....

I am surprised you came back.... I dont think I would have

Sorry about not joining Waterside Wednesday.... I am not too good at the mr linky thing... but I did enjoy checking out all the blogs of those who did participate .... what fun!

HUGS
JO

cottagesweet said...

It's all so very lovely. Makes me want to be there right now. The photos are gorgeous.

ITALIAN PEASANT said...

GREAT BLOG, PLEASE CHECK OUT MINE, I THINK YOU'LL LIKE IT :) GIO

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh. I felt my blood pressure drop by just looking at that view out your window! Heavenly!!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Barbara,

Oh goodness- what a beautiful place to visit and photograph and wander around taking in the beauty and food.

Glad that you figured out Mr. Linky - I am working on figuring it out so I can participate in your Waterside Wednesdays. Sounds like lots of fun.
Have a great week.
Blessings,
Erin

Kelee Katillac said...

This is a dream! Barbara-what a wonderful trip.
Mama Mia!!! The ceramics-Majolica? Probably...I don't think they use any lead-glazes now?

So happy you got to do this....

love, kelee

twinkleshabbystar said...

WOW!!! Your photos of your trip are AMAZING & truly breathtaking!!!
I know pictures just dont do it justice. ;) Jenn

Marysol said...

What an enchanting place!
And there's no possible way I could've given up that breathtaking view from the hotel window without some serious pouting.