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Re: [OM] IMG: Portofino

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: Portofino
From: Nathan Wajsman <photo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2012 08:17:29 +0200
There are many Italies indeed; I was in Trento in May, and there was little to 
none evidence of any crisis. If you go to the center of Alicante and stroll 
along the seafront esplanade, you will also not see any signs of 25% 
unemployment and the other problems in this country. But just a few  miles away 
they are visible: in my neighborhood, which is a nice, middle class part of 
town, there are no homeless people or beggars in the streets. But even here 
there are entire blocks where all the shops and bars and restaurants have gone 
out of business.

Cheers,
Nathan

Nathan Wajsman
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YNWA



On Sep 30, 2012, at 2:24 AM, Chuck Norcutt wrote:

> Being a port town crowded with tour groups it's probably nowhere near 
> typical of most Italian towns of its size.
> 
> Chuck Norcutt
> 
> 
> On 9/29/2012 7:39 PM, Tina Manley wrote:
>> I do not understand how the Italian economy could be ailing.  Every
>> restaurant we visited was packed.  Italian tourists were everywhere,
>> spending money like crazy.  We poor Americans could not compete with the
>> Euro and ended up skipping meals and having picnics!  (We would have done
>> that anyway).  Italians seemed to be enjoying multiple courses and
>> expensive wines in all of the restaurants and buying all of the designer
>> clothes and shoes on display everywhere.  Tour groups seemed to pass
>> through without buying anything but cheap souvenirs made in China.  ;-)
>> We bought only olive oil and wine made on the farm where we stayed in
>> Tuscany.
>> 
>> Tina
>> 
>> On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM, Chuck Norcutt <
>> chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 
>>> Very nice shot.  And I'm glad to hear you're doing what you can to prop
>>> up the ailing Italian economy.  :-)
>>> 
>>> Chuck Norcutt
>>> 
>>> On 9/29/2012 3:23 PM, Tina Manley wrote:
>>>> PESO:
>>>> 
>>>> Before we escaped to the farm in Tuscany, we took a side trip to
>>> Portofino.
>>>>   We had been in Portofino 37 years ago, camping through Europe with our
>>> two
>>>> young children.  At the time, we were the only ones there.  We listened
>>> to
>>>> an old man play a 12-string guitar on the waterfront and ate wonderful
>>>> seafood at a small restaurant there.
>>>> 
>>>> This time it was a little different.  All of the stores have been taken
>>>> over by luxury chains.  The waterfront was packed with tour groups and
>>>> restaurants were all booked for dinner.  Yachts filled the harbor where
>>>> there were fishing boats before.  We sat at a cafe and had two Campari
>>> and
>>>> sodas with a little bowl of olives and 10 potato chips.  The bill was
>>> $90!!!
>>>> 
>>>> Progress.
>>>> 
>>>> Leica M9, 24/2.8, five exposures combined. C&C greatly appreciated.
>>>> 
>>>> http://www.pbase.com/image/146363347
>>>> 
>>>> Tina
>>>> 
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