AUGUST 2000 – View across Manarola a village that is part of the famous coastal stretch called ‘Cinque Terre’ in Northern Italy. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
From Lerici in Italy, you can easily visit the famous Cinque Terre – five villages built very close to the cliff. They can be reached only by train or by using a hike called Via dell’ Amore (“Street of Love” in English) which starts in Riomaggiore (the first of the five villages). We recommend using the train from La Spezia to Riomaggiore.
The first part of the hike (from Riomaggiore to Manarola) is easy but nevertheless impressing. Despite their isolated location, the villages do have a very good touristical infrastructure. But, let’s face it, they are not really suitable for beach holidays as there are no beaches, just the ramps for the fisher boats. People do not care and get their tan anyway by using these ramps as bathing platforms.
The photo shows the village of Manarola from a viewpoint from the next leg of the hike, from Manarola to Corniglia. Please note that the path between Manarola and Corniglia is quite long (even if it looks close) and not as secure as from Riomaggiore to Manarola!
The high resolution image
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 28mm f/2.8|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3590 x 2393 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|