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"Positano Bites Deep", I have taken the title of my photo from an article written about Positano by John Steinbeck in 1953. He wrote, "It is a dream place that isn;t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone". Such are my sentiments.

This photo is taken from sea level looking up, whereas my previous posting was taken from high up in the Lattari Mountains down to Positano.

Legend has it that Positano was founded by Poseidon the God of the Sea for a nymph he loved called Pasitea. Regardless of whether you believe the mythology, to say that Positano has an amazing cultural mix would be an understatement, having been inhabited variously by the Piseni, the Oscans, the Greeks, Romans, Normans, Spanish, Saracens, and the Turks. It was populated as a town in about the 9th Century and the 20th Century has seen more than half the population migrate to my country, Australia.

The town itself is pedestrian only, you can park your cars in parking stations further up the hill. The walk down takes you through narrow alleyways and bazaars that are so quaint and full of shops selling lace, linen, ceramics, jewellery etc. The catherdral of St Maria Assunta dominates the landscape with a spectacular majolica tiled dome. And finally you are on the Marina Grande where there are beautiful beaches, caffes, restaurants and 3 fortified castles that date from medieval times.

The town was featured in the film "Under The Tuscan Sun" and Mick Jagger wrote "Midnight Rambler" in one of Positano's many caffes.

ISO: 200
Focal length: 24mm
Aperture: f/11
Shutter: 1/125 sec
Canon 5D (Manual Mode)

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