These are some of the terraced hills above the town of Manarola in Cinque Terre. You can see a hint of them in my previous photo. These terraces are where the famous local wine, Sciacchetrà, is grown and made.
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lousat (97605) 2014-02-23 4:32
Ciao Lisa,vedo che proprio non riesce a stare senza pensare ad un buon vino....ehehe...in effetti la Liguria ha degli ottimi prodotti che derivano dalle coltivazioni uniche e particolari,uno scatto emblematico delle terrazze colto da una grande prospettiva,ottima pubblicita' per l'Italia...eheh..buona serata,Luciano
Sergiom (88355) 2014-02-23 4:45
I agree with you for the mine and fish. But there is also all that beauty even if the weather was not that good over Manarola. Very nice point of view on that little house in the vineyards.
Have a good day
drweizy (540) 2014-02-23 5:19
very good terraced land, tfs
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-23 5:36
Food and wine - two elements that are irresistible at the best of times and when coupled with a glorious view like this all the more provocative and tempting. These terraces look so well cared for and beautiful, almost as if unchanged for centuries. Magical imagery!
Thanks for your kind thoughts about my young nephew. His mother is at the spot on the river as I write this, casting flowers adrift to commemorate this sad anniversary. She feels his loss quite badly and no doubt some tears will also be added to the endless rain this winter. I am listening to a Pink Floyd mix and weirdly "Wish You Were Here" started playing as I read your message. Made me smile. B X.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-02-23 5:39
that's a fine view of the charming mountains with the lush green cultivation. The house serves as a perfect focal point. Lovely colours and contrast and great framing. Thanks for sharing.
dta (82418) 2014-02-23 5:39
Hello Lisa ?
A beautiful plunging view on these terrasses of vineyards . But we can see that some of them are now abandoned , and the forest increases .
photoray (13981) 2014-02-23 7:17
Fine bird's eye view of the steep hillside vineyard, utilizing rock walls for erosion control, lush green grape vines, and the masonry classical home as an anchor.
I am surrounded by vineyards where I live in northern California, but usually they avoid growing on steep hills like Cinque Terre.
Thanks for sharing,
carlo62 (55004) 2014-02-23 7:28
splendido scatto, sei riuscita a prendere tutti i magnifici terrazzamenti nel loro momento più prolifico.
Ottima qualità, molti i dettagli da osservare, come le persone intente al loro lavoro.
Un caro saluto
ktanska (29277) 2014-02-23 7:59
Wonderful view of those vineyards on steep slopes. This reminds of German ones on the banks of Rhine and Mosel, although German ones look more organised. (They are probably much younger too.)
I'm glad it's possible to upload larger photos nowadays. Details in almost all green landscape look so much better in big size.
Noel_Byrne (33634) 2014-02-23 8:39
You may think me an ulcultured lout (and I wont argue) but Fish and Wine are two things that don't appeal to me. I don't eat any fish, and I once remarked that I would struggle to eat a steak if I knew the cow had fallen into the sea :) Strange for an island dweller, but my excuse is that its an island full of cows... For wine, I just don't have the taste for it so stick to my vintage wheat juice. Why right now I am savoring a fine Coors De Light, a vintage 2013 :D
This is a magnificent scene and the steps remind me of some images I seen on TE recently of amazing irrigated mountains in china. It is incredible what mankind can do when we put out mind to it. The composition to include the little buildings in that part of the frame is perfect, and it makes me wonder what it would be like to live in a place like this! Certainly wouldn't want to sleep walk.
Thanks as always Lisa, I hope life is well. My thoughts are with your mum :)
All the best
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-24 2:36
Beautiful view of these verdant terraced slopes. It must be back breaking work to grow anything over there. The gradient of the slope is really scary. The house is perfectly placed in the frame. A fine photo from your high POV to show this eye-catching feature of the land. Good one with vibrant green dominating the scene. Thanks for sharing.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-02-24 7:37
beautiful terraces changed this green hill into mix of nature and human's work wonder. Very pretty view and the little stone house sitting on the slope adds very much to eye pleasing final result. The colors are nicely saturated and contrast well given.
Thanks for sharing and all the best
tyro (26142) 2014-02-24 7:57
Ciao cara Lisa,
Yes, of course, we did see a glimpse of these terraces in your last picture - at top left - and this is a lovely image taken at a longer focal length and "homing in" on this glorious sight.
Although this wasn't a bright day, nonetheless the soft light has brought out all the colours in this magical landscape perfectly and in the full-size version we can see an incredible amount of detail.
A beautiful close composition, perfectly captured. I'd love to wander through those vineyards, taking in the atmosphere of this place and, you never know, perhaps later settle down with a glass or two of Sciacchetrà! Will you join me?
ikeharel (78343) 2014-02-24 9:15
That's a POV to explain all about Cinque-Terre, Lisa.
The stunning view of the terasses is outstanding, while standing above the ridge - it's the only way to appreciate it. When strolling the town and trails, you might not see it at all.
Fabulous green, lavish and vivid, scaled by the small bricks house on.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-02-24 23:58
not only charming,picturesque towns,but also nature and landscapes are beauitful!
Alone your title sounds "tasty" and invites to visit this region.
Nicely composed and close-up scene.These terraces look fabulous(at first I though it would be somewhere in Asia)
macjake (72593) 2014-02-24 23:58
at first glance its easy to think this is a scene somewhere in China or some other asian nation...guess we're accustomed to thinking that.
but nope, this is surprisingly Italian!!!
Is there anything Italy cant do? Lol
a very cool post indeed.
Glad to see you left the sky out of the frame, doesnt look like its the best day for it.
Tosca would enjoy this place too!
See you around
batalay (40405) 2014-02-25 3:41
It's a breath taking view of the vineyard and without direct sunlight. Showing the triangular patch of land hundreds of meters below (top corner) is useful touch. Whether it means anything to you or not, today you will go over 50K points, and what wonderful photos you've shared with us all.
Warm regards, dear Lisa,
emka (106804) 2014-02-25 22:57
Ciao Lisa, I didn't know that they grow on terraces also in Italy. It looks like in China. it must be difficult to care about these vineyard. How cozy is this small house. Marvelous photo.
WArm regrads MAlgo
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-02-26 6:44
A super close up look at these impressive terraces Lisa. I wonder how old they are and who decided that this was a good location for vines? From your clear detailing, it looks like quite a job to maintain the drystone walls and working the vineyards; not a job for the lazy! I'd be hopeless, more into drinking the vino than growing the grapes and making the wine, imagine trying to walk up and down these steep slopes after a few toots! A super viewpoint and good choice of FL to give a well-detailed overview of the terraces.
Warm regards Rosemary
fritzi007 (12430) 2014-04-20 23:46
beautiful fantastic scenery, very good photo quality and commentary,
(I was back in Italy, this wonderful country)
Best wishes and Happy Easter