naples: in giro

Posted on March 17, 2006

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by tracie b.

That means “out and about in Naples.” (In Giro, een jeero, is a term used frequently here and it’s about time you learn some Italian!) Well, I thought I could shut up with all of this writing for a minute to share some photos of this crazy city. If you click (maybe double, not sure) on the photo, you should be able to see it in it’s larger form. Let me know what you think!

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This is a view from Mergellina, the smaller port of Naples. Oh so Mediterranean!

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I took this at dusk in a neighborhood called Vomero–it’s at the top of Naples and it’s the middle-class (borghese) quarter.

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This is from Piazza del Gesu’ Nuovo. It’s in the historic (i.e. ooooooooooold) center of the city. The buildings, which are actually a church (left) and monastery (right) were both originally built in the 15th century. The facade on the church to the left seems as though it were built to serve as a device of medieval torture, but I have been told that it serves a purely aesthetic purpose. Go figure.

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