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Amalfi Coast, Rome and Croatia - Images of three hot but wonderful weeks

Amalfi Coast, Rome and Croatia - Images of three hot but wonderful weeks

Aug 16th, 2010, 07:40 AM
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Amalfi Coast, Rome and Croatia - Images of three hot but wonderful weeks

We just spent three hot but wonderful weeks in Italy and Croatia. Overview of what we did – 8 days in Sorrento with day trips to: Amalfi and Positano (by bus- Amalfi Coast Drive), Amalfi, Atrani and Ravello (by boat, bus and walking), Capri, Naples, and Pompeii. Then we took the train to Rome for two nights before flying to Croatia for 8 days – four in Dubrovnik with day trips to Mostar and Montenegro, ferry to Korcula for two days, ferry to Split for two days with day trip to Trogir. Then flew back to Rome for three more days (with day trip to Tivoli) before flying back to the states.

As I said it was HOT, and sometimes it was crowded, but except for a very dramatic one hour thunderstorm on our last day it was blue sky and sunshine the entire time. Long hours of daylight, warm evening breezes, flowers, music, and lots and lots of lemons. Everything went exactly as planned – every train, plane, bus; every accommodation was great – proving once again the power of planning. So thanks to all of you who wrote all those trip reports I studied for hours on end as I planned the trip.

But before I get on with the trip report – I’m better with images and words, so here are the links to my photos:
http://www.pbase.com/annforcier/ital...aples__pompeii
www.pbase.com/annforcier/croatia
www.pbase.com/annforcier/rome
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Aug 16th, 2010, 07:55 AM
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Aug 16th, 2010, 08:12 AM
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wow, beautiful pictures! We plan to go to Italy the summer of 2011. I look forward to reading your report! By the way, what city was your favorite?
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Aug 16th, 2010, 08:33 AM
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Thank you, Isabel, for the gorgeous pictures! We're going there next May and can hardly wait. Looking forward to your trip report.
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Aug 16th, 2010, 08:36 AM
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I gotta tell you, those are the BEST photos I've seen in a long time. GREAT!!!!!!
Why did you sewitch cameras? Some photos with Canon and some with Panasonic.
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Aug 16th, 2010, 09:01 AM
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I concur with Wally - the best travel photos I've seen in ages. Absolutely beautiful! It's amazing that you got so many shots without people, at the height of tourist season. Can't wait to hear about your trip.
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Aug 16th, 2010, 09:09 AM
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Beautiful pictures! Waiting for your report on Dubrovnik as I will be there on September 10 for 4 nights. Looks like the weather was perfect.
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Aug 16th, 2010, 09:10 AM
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Love the pictures. My husband and I will be going to Rome, Naples, Dubrovnik, Split and a few other places in May.I am looking forward to the trip report and may have some questions for you!! I understand about planning - that is what we are doing right now!
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Aug 16th, 2010, 09:29 AM
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Beautiful pictures, isabel!
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Aug 16th, 2010, 09:58 AM
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Lovely pictures - they remind me how much I love the Dalmatian coast, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. I have to start thinking about yet another trip there!
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Aug 16th, 2010, 10:52 AM
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Thank you Ann, I have been looking for these from you and I am awestruck aS usual. I have some real favorites:
#110---bell tower in Sorrento
#276---umbrellas on beach---MUST HAVE BEEN AFTER DAWN
#370--Atrani profile---WHERE IS THE SCAFFOLDING?
#456---the coast
#493--over Atrani
# 532--Anacapri clock tower
#594---Blue Grotto---AMAZING COLOR

I notice you switch cameras often---what is your logic?

Off to Dalmatian coast now !
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Aug 16th, 2010, 11:45 AM
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I'm savoring these one album at a time. I think these are your best photos yet.
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Aug 16th, 2010, 12:31 PM
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As others have said, you have taken some amazing photos.
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Aug 16th, 2010, 12:55 PM
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These are incredible pictures!
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Aug 16th, 2010, 01:01 PM
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Fabulous photos! = )
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Aug 16th, 2010, 01:23 PM
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Beautiful photos!..............looking forward to your trip report
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Aug 16th, 2010, 05:18 PM
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Thanks for liking my photos. I hope they help people planning trips to the area (or re-living them).Tomorrow I'll get the trip report part going.

waldo and bob - To answer the question about switching cameras - I always have two with me. The last several years my main camera is a Panasonic FZ35 which takes just as good photos as my Nikon DSLR which I usually leave home. But I also use a Canon elph. I just got a new one before this trip, the SD980, it's got a nice wide angle and gets excellent color, but a lot of the shots were slightly out of focus. Anyway I shoot most things with both, since sometimes one will get better exposure, etc.

bob - what scaffolding? I guess I got lucky, that was a really wonderful view, I'm so glad it wasn't ruined by scaffolding. And yes, that is the REAL color of the blue grotto. It was amazing. I couldn't believe it really was that color, and that the camera captured it so well (considering I was lying in the bottom of a row boat at the time).
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Aug 16th, 2010, 05:43 PM
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I had gotten that shot of Atrani with a slide in 1989 and it still is one of my favs. This year the church had scaffolding---I almost cried.
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Aug 16th, 2010, 05:45 PM
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See if this takes--page 2 in this gallery:
http://www.slowphotos.com/photo/show...23260&cat=3827
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Great photos, Ann! What did you find the least resort-y feeling in Croatia?
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