Since 1995, I’ve been fortunate to experience significant travel: first as green graduate student on my first (of many) trips to Chile; followed by the opportunity to live and work in 3 countries on 3 continents inside a span of 10 years. I didn’t give much thought about their relative importance at the time, but I’m lucky to have visited a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (WHS).
First time in Rapallo. First time in Liguria. First time in Italy! Attending a week-long meeting in Rapallo was not exactly hardship, in a beautiful setting, among some rich beautiful folks, hanging out in what is known as the “Italian Riviera.” Why I didn’t go to nearby Portofino, I’ll never know. But with that view (above) where the river Boate meets the Ligurian Sea, Rapallo is a good place to begin a trip into the world-famous and tremendously scenic Cinque Terre to the south. If anything, these boats on the Boate at night made me think about toodling about the Med on a boat: “… I’m on a boat!” and, well, you (may) know the rest.
I made the photo above on 9 June 2008. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-56x.