Friday, April 17, 2009

PhotoHunt: Purple - View from Sorrento



That's Vesuvius in the background. The picture is from my balcony overlooking the ocean, at Sorrento. I've stayed here four times. This is a repost, but I just LOVE it!

This is my latest entry.

47 comments:

Lilly's Life said...

Hi Leslie, that is another incredible photo. You have stayed in Sorrento four times? I really liked the whole area when I was there. I would love to go back again too. I love visiting your blog because it reminds me of all the truly wonderful things about Italy. All good as well.

Bush Babe said...

Gosh I love your work... there is a magic about it. Kind of storybook fantasy feel... but wonderfully real (esp when I recognise the locations!).

:-)
BB

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

wow, what a beautiful photo...only wish I was there, I would absolutely love to spend a Christmas in Italy, I thought of you twice yesterday, once when watching Nigella's Italian flavoured Express show on ABC last night and once when I started browsing a book I bought in Vinnies, it's called Still Life, by Elisabeth Luard, all about recipes and lifestyle of peasant housewifes in Eastern Europe in a similar vein to Under The Tuscan Sun, which made me think of you in a roundabout sorta way! I wonder if you've read it, it's about 10 yrs old

Merry Christmas

S

x

p.s. loved the prom pics too!

Sandrac said...

What a fantastic view. What is your favourite hotel there? I haven't yet visited Sorrento, but now I see what I've been missing!

Trekcapri said...

Hi Leslie, beautiful photo and designed. I really love coastline cities and towns. They have the most beautiful silhouettes.

Thanks for sharing.

girasoli said...

I love this view! Gorgeous photo!!

Lilly said...

I loved it the first time and still do. The colours you use are perfect for the photos. I bet your new book is great too! How many photo books do you have already?

bing said...

this is a very early post for PH but it's a nice representation i must say..

Annie said...

Paradise in purple, for sure!

Have a great weekend!

Photo Cache said...

Dreamlike landscape. Beautiful.

Pretty Life Online said...

great catch for today's photohunt theme... mine's up too hope you can drop by.. Happy weekend!

Carver said...

I can see why you love it. That looks like such a beautiful place to stay and I love the way it is purple in that light. Stunning!

ancient one said...

Your purple post is so pretty... Thanks for coming by to see mine!

EastCoastLife said...

That is so beautiful that I would love to stay there too!
Happy weekend!

Napaboaniya-ElaineLing said...

Nice :)
Looks like paradise!

RJ Flamingo said...

That just creates such a serene mood - love it!

This was a great subject for me – hope you’ll stop by!

Randi said...

What a beautiful and dreamlike shot! Great for the theme.

YTSL said...

Hi Leslie --

Do you spend as much (if not more) time in Italy than Australia? Am getting that distinct feeling when checking out your Photo Hunt entries! ;b

Bonggamom said...

Amazing, the sky does indeed look purple!

Mudhooks said...

Serene!

Smalltown RN said...

Well I love it as well...so calm and peaceful...simply beautiful for the theme....

Happy Weekend to you.

Life Ramblings said...

brilliant purple. mine's up. hope u can visit me too.

stan said...

that shot reminds me of Bali and the song by Sade.

jams o donnell said...

What a wonderful sight Leslie! Have a great weekend

Mar said...

No wonder you love it, it's a fantastic view and picture!!
My pic is up, happy weekend!

Greyscale Territory said...

O such a magical hue in this shot! Strangely it reminds me of some Japanese paintings with soothing lines and silhouettes and haunting colour tones. Simply beautiful!

Vita Stunder said...

Oh my... This is stunning!!
Like a dream I don't wont to wake up from!

Mine is up too!
Have a great weekend :)

Anna

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

I can see why you love it,.. it is beautiful.

Hootin' Anni said...

Very serene.....I can see why you'd want to stay there!

Mine is posted now...if you can, come on over to say howdy!!! Happy Saturday to you.

Tara R. said...

That is an amazing scene. Gorgeous!

SASSY MOM said...

Who wouldn't repost such a beauty. Your blessed to have such to always wake up to a very beautiful view. Have a wonderful weekend!

Rach said...

that's a great shot, I'd love to go there!

gengen said...

Pretty entry and the design is great. Happy weekend hope you visit my entries too.

Mrs Mecomber said...

Exquisite. And I am ferociously jealous. Haha!!!

I did purple, too. I hope you have time to see! http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-purple/

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I haven't made it to sorrento... and alas no time this trip either.
That means one more trip to Italy!

healingmagichands said...

Well worth repeating. Stunning photo, makes me want to go there immediately. The tree framing the scene really makes this image pop.

PowersTwinB said...

Hi Leslie, what a gorgeous photo! I am absolutely jealous of that view! My Photo Hunt is up, please visit soon

marta said...

It was worthy of a repost. I like how simple it is. Beautiful use of color to match the photo. You do such a wonderful job of enhancing your photos.

jmb said...

Well you should love it Leslie. A lovely view and a wonderful shot for this theme.

Happy weekend.

MarĂ­a I. said...

Love this view - it is so serene and evocative.

I also used two photos that I had previously posted. I call it recycled images. :)

Have a great weekend!

Tammy said...

Beautiful photograph and presentation. What's not to love about a coastal town?

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Mira said...

Very serene, nice shot. Here's mine http://www.mirasblog.com/2009/04/photo-hunt-13-purple.html

Kim said...

What a great picture for this weeks theme.

Have a great weekend!

Mine's up...come on over.

sammawow said...

Leslie, that is a wonderful shot and layout! You always do such beautiful pictures!

Arlene said...

Great view, Leslie! I love the purplish effect of the mist.

girasoli said...

WOW!! That is gorgeous! Somehow my google reader did not alert me that you had a new post up. Sorry I missed it earlier. So we both love purple. That is cool! Are you heading back to the Sorrento/Amalfi area this year?

Lilly said...

Leslie, I never heard about the bomb scare. Airports, I dislike them heaps. I still cant get over the ones where there are guys carrying guns - not sure how you explain that one to the kids really. Thanks for your comments. I am going to try those picture books one day - not sure I ahve enough good pictures but I wouldlike to do one of my daughter actually.