I often hear from my readers they wish I included photos in my books. The fact is… photographs typically do not show up well in paperback books. So I’ve decided to post some excerpts and the accompanying Amalfi Coast photos to match. Enjoy.
From My Amalfi Coast Love Affair
An excerpt from
Chapter 2 Experiences in Positano
Positano is a walking town, and only local shuttle buses can navigate the streets here as they are so steep and have endless turns. To really explore Positano, the experience begins at the top where the buses must drop everyone off, and the rest of the way is on foot. I’m in my glory here, taking photos every few hundred feet and shooting every angle possible.
Memories from the 2003 movie Under the Tuscan Sun flash into my mind as the road seems familiar, and I try to recognize the balcony that might have been Marcello’s apartment and the location of that fateful scene when Diane Lane’s character, Frances, learns he has another woman. I later learn that the filming location is one of the balconies of Hotel California, on Via Cristoforo Colombo.
Cars are sandwiched incredibly close to one another along the edge of this narrow two-way street. I wonder how their drivers manage to leave their parking places without hitting the vehicles in front of or behind them.
Most of the autos sport numerous dents and dings, and I smile as I realize the way of life here precludes worry about the care and feeding of a car.
Pedestrians are walking in the street, even though sidewalks are available, and the pace meets the criterion for slow, as if everyone is enjoying the lifestyle.
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