Photographer's Note

There is a proverb that says, "Quando vieni a Napoli, piangi due volte: quando arrivi e quando te ne vai". It means "When you come to Naples, you cry twice: once when you arrive and once when you leave it". It is the only city in the world where those words ring true for me.

This photo was taken from Via Caracciolo in the suburb of Mergellina. In the foreground you can see Mergellina and the famed suburb of Santa Lucia, then the Castel dell'Ovo (the Egg Castle). The water you see is of course part of the Bay of Naples. To the far right are the communal towns of Naples: Portici, Ercolano (Herculaneum), Torre del Greco, Pompei, and Castellammare di Stabia (possibly just out of frame). Mount Vesuvius is slumbering in the background. Hopefully he will stay sleeping.

This was taken on a beautiful, unforgettable Autumn evening. I can't tell you how happy we were to be there.

In my Workshop is a photo which is far from being good or attractive. I'm sure you'll understand why I posted it :)

Here's Andrea Bocelli singing Santa Lucia to get you in the mood :)

Canon 5D MkII
ISO 200
20 seconds

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