via Grand Circle Tours
October 28th–November 14th, 2014

  • Ah, the blue sea of Capri.
  • Maureen and Joe
  • “‘Twas on the Isle of Capri that I found her, Beneath the shade of an old walnut tree.”
    • Looking down at the harbor and the high speed boat that brought us.
    • In Anacapri, another thousand feet up.
    • Arleen & Andy. We’re about to circumnavigate the isle.
    • Tiny statue on the coast.
    • Famous rocks of Capri.
    • Cliffside walkway—Lombard Street?
    • Lover's cave. You must kiss as you pass through.
    • The tiniest statue—seagull sized.
    • Like the Blue Grotto, which we could not go in, because of the tide.
    • The real Blue Grotto—the tide was too high.
    • Sunset in Capri.
    • We’re back in Sorrento.
    • One of our great dinners—on our own.
      • A panorama of Pompeii
      • Pompeii tour guide.
      • The rock patterns helped stabilize the walls against earthquakes.
      • The forum where the gladiators practiced.
          • Ruts from chariots
          • Renovation has been continuous for over 200 years.
          • An original fresco, still visible on a wall.
          • “Coffee table” legs.
            • A swastika from Roman times.
            • A plaster cast of a body, made by pouring plaster into a hole in the ash.
              • The red light district.
              • A brothel.
              • Local water tap.
              • The main temple area. You can see how near Mt. Vesuvius is to Pompeii.
                • Storage of hundreds of amphorae for storing wine—gathered from around the city.
                • Cast of a dog—overcome by the eruption.
                • Another victim of the eruption.
                    • Local family’s house, which was also an agriturismo—L’Olivara, Sorrento.
                    • View of Naples from the family’s farm.
                    • Inside the family’s house where a group of us were given lunch.
                    • Cheers!