Wednesday, June 30, 2010

PDP #243: Approaching Capri

The Italian island of Capri, a short jetboat ride from the Sorrento region, is one of the Mediterranean's older tourist draws. For ten years during the reign of Tiberius, it was the seat of the Emperor. I was there on March 12, 1998, and took this picture of the City of Capri, the island's main population center, from the deck of the jetboat that brought us in. My impression at the time was that "[the port of Capri] seems like it belongs on some island in the Caribbean. It is extremely rocky, with very large precipices, and if the stores are not in what is essentially one giant building, they are built into the rock face itself."

Had it been an actual Caribbean island, the sky probably would've been blue. But that's a minor issue.

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