Monday, 21 September 2009

A sun worshipper...

... on the Italian Riviera
Sestri Levante,
at about 150 miles southeast of Arona

20 comments:

Line said...

ooh what a perfect momemt this riviera is gorgeous!!

Dina said...

He also seems to enjoy some solitude.
Lovely spot.

brattcat said...

I wish I could know what he's thinking, where he was before he came to the beach, where he will go after.

Nathalie said...

How very civilised to come with such a comfy chair!

I've really enjoyed your latest posts - some are very graphic such as the stairwell and yesterday's iron bars, some really exude summer joy such as the sea views and terrace restaurant!

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

i agree with Dina. the solitude in addition to the sun and the nature is just wonderful.

Ken Mac said...

position to the sun if all important!

Kat_RN said...

Lovely, as usual.
Kat

Steffe said...

A nice way to spend an hour or three.

Virginia said...

That reminds me of Parisians that found a spot in the parks to sun themselves. Lovely composition here D. I could use every one of you photographs to teach my class in composition. My, you're a master.
V

Blognote said...

Thank you all for your kind comments.

Thank you, Virginia, for your kind words!

Vaggelis said...

this is the place i want to be for relaxing. very beautiful captures

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Lovely. We don't have an ocean or a beach. We do have wooded areas and fields of pasture. Sometimes in the distance is an old oak tree. That is the spot for me to be. To think. To dream and imagine what was or what could be. What inspiration this photo is to me.

Thank you for visiting my birds blog. I hope someday you can visit my Canon camera photos blog too.

Pepe Alcaide said...

Al igual que por aquí, las playas se vacían de turistas. Para mi, son los mejores días. Muy bien compuesta.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The Riviera is beautiful but so is the lake near Arona that you posted on the 19th.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

What an amazing shot !! Great..Unseen Rajasthan

Jenny said...

Great photo, a real wish I was there moment.

Lachezar said...

Such a beautiful location, I wish I was the guy...
Thanks for visiting!

Jacob said...

Now, that looks like a little slice of Paradise!

Interestingly, we watched a TV show last night about a UK couple buying a second home on the Italian Riviera. I was amazed at the incredibly high prices...$1 million US for 1000 sq. ft.!

Yikes.

But it certainly is a beautiful area!

Blognote said...

This area is and has always been terribly expensive, Jacob!
The price you quoted is about right, but this is for apartments near the sea.
The city of Sestri Levante and the little towns next to it, like nearby Riva Trigoso has a sea-front composed of 18th Century houses or fisherman's houses, which has been perfectly restored into their original glory with relief paintings and all. The beach where I took the photo of the "sun worshipper" is only 50 meters from the city centre and forms a semi-circle with this type of buildings right on the beach. These are unique spots and very sought after also for investment purposes. Real gold mines even in this harsh period of crisis. Then places like Santa Margherita, Rapallo and famous Portofino are not far away! Climatewise? Ideal for the growth of lemon and orange trees, thanks to the very soft winters. I have lived in that area (Genoa) for 9 years, and I remember walking strolling over the mountains above Portofino in mid-January with short sleeves.

Jilly said...

Idyllic. Heaven. Beautiful photograph.