I haven't posted an 'If It's Tuesday' post for some time.. Probably as every post is Tuesday since I returned from my trip.. Hope you aren't getting bored with all this travel? Today I thought I'd bring you more on Cinque Terre and the links I promised ..
Like many seaside towns in Italy, the land in Cinque Terre rises sharply from the sea.. Steep rocky formations, worn and carved by the hands of time.. Some sand beaches can be found.. [see last post].. but residents and tourists don't seem to mind sunbathing on the rocky platforms surrounding these tiny villages and the blue blue mediterranean... A little rock art if you will..
The hands of time though didn't carve these expressions of love.. Tourists wishing to leave their mark and sentiments of eternal devotion do so by carving or painting their 'lovings' on the cliff walls.. .. Rock Graffiti peppers the trails that lead in and out of the villages.. and I was taken with these few...
Sadly though.. extreme weather has left a new mark on the villages.. As mentioned in my last post, the region was severely damaged by devastating floods and landslides.. Residents have been left without homes and businesses and much help is needed to cleanup and restore the losses..
In my search for a charity collecting on their behalf, I found a blog owned by an American expat living in the area.. Kate at 'Little Paradiso' ... She is posting updates on the situation and also has useful information for how to donate via the Italian Red Cross.. Rather than repeat it here.. I'll send you her way and you can see first hand what has been going on ......
Have A Great Week
And please pop over and see Kate's blog
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Shots taken at Cinque Terre, Italy, August 2011