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I'm not used to see that many people hanging their cloths out of their windows to dry them and saw it quite a few times in Italy. I made this shot in Minori, one of the towns on the Costiera Amalfitana (Amalfi Coast), because I loved the colors of the cloths and of the canopies. I also liked that some windows were not at the same level and that some were rectangular and some had arches. I rotated the shot 1 degree, cropped it (to get rid of a shadow on the top, increased contrast a bit and resized it.

"Minori is an attractive and uncrowded seaside town at the centre of a wide cove on the Amalfi Coast. It retains its identity as a laid-back fishing village and remains a gem of the Costiera. Wooden fishing boats can be found parked on the beach amidst the umbrellas and sun-bathers.

It was a resort-like retreat among aristocratic Romans who came for the sunshine and dramatic scenery. Remains of a 1st century BC Roman villa were uncovered and the museum displays fresco fragments, clay vases, mosaics and other decorative items. Minori shares a checkered past with its neighboring towns that formed the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, enjoying the fruits and failures of the once-grand coastal republic that rivaled Venice before being defeated by Pisa. In more recent history, it was a site of the Allies' Salerno landings during WWII in Operation Avalanche."

Source: http://www.summerinitaly.com/guide/minori

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