I've been busy travelling and doing things and just now I'm finding the time for this post, mostly thanks to the fact that on the other half of the screen I'm watching the WSL Big Wave Tour contest in Puerto Escondito (on demand, of course). Great show, too bad they got the forecast horribly wrong and didn't run the whole event on the first day that was much bigger. If it happens to the pros, you guys will understand how difficult of a game wave forecasting is and forgive me if and when I'll do some bad calls myself.
This post is a collection of photos taken with my phone camera. They are quite random and unlinked, but hopefully entertaining nonetheless for someone.
As planned, I left Maui on June 7 and I spent the day after in Vancouver with my buddy Glenn. I did the same already 2 years ago and we went again for a hike at Cypress Mountain because it's not as busy as the many other ones that can be found just outside town. This time it was also drizzling on and off and that meant that there was pretty much nobody around. Just plenty beautiful nature and wildlife.
A remarkable moment of the hike was when we got to this beautiful lake and the only noise we could hear was the sound of the thin rain drops hitting the surface of it.
We are so used to all the artificial sounds our modern society surrounds us with, that it felt almost uncomfortable not to hear anything but nature.
That's just a little example of how much "progress" and technology screwed up our lives.
"The tenants are kindly requested not to throw any objects or cigarette butts from their windows and balconies."
Imagine what happens in the less educated ones.
My folks are 82 and 85 and they are the main reason why I go back to Italy every single year. The Moet/Falanghina combo made dad have a good old time!
My brother got himself a used Porsche and even though cars might as well be at the very bottom of my material things preferences, it was sure fun to drive it.
He used to have one of those when he was 18... love the racks!
Eating apricots straight from the tree. Priceless.
Napolitans are extremely superstitious, and those things are supposed to bring good luck.
You might think it's only tourist souvenirs, but it's not.
My niece had a small photo exhibition outside of this small wine and food shop in the middle of one of the most historical parts of the town. Unfortunately my phone camera sucks at night.
It was right in front of a building called Palazzo dello Spagnolo inside which there is this famous staircase.
PALAZZO DELLO SPAGNOLO - i luoghi di Napoli nel Cinema from Napoli nel Cinema on Vimeo.
Gonna end with the usual ad billboard contest. These two tied for first place.