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Archive for February, 2012

Hot Nuts in Zurich

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The advent of cold weather in Switzerland brings with it the numerous Hesse Marroni vendors. These delicious fire-roasted chestnuts are a favorite of my families, and it is always a sad day when Spring rolls around and the vendors close up shop for the season. But don’t get me wrong, I am ready for Spring!

 

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The Cinque Terre of the Italian Riviera

This is my last photo post on  Vernazza and the Cinque Terre. Read my last posts on this region to read about the flooding disaster from Oct 2011. And please consider visiting the Cinque Terre some time in the future. They will surely appreciate your tourism dollars.

 

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Repairman on Bahnhoffstrasse

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From My Walk Today

Hope you had a nice day


Vernazza Harbor by Day

f/8 ISO 200 1/250 -0.33ev 18-200@24mm

On 25 October 2011, Vernazza was struck by torrential rains, massive flooding, and mudslides that left the town buried in over 4 metres of mud and debris, causing over 100 million euro worth of damage. The town was evacuated and remains in a continued state of emergency. Click here to read more about the disaster and to see images and videos. And please consider visiting Vernazza at some time in the future. They will surely appreciate your tourism dollars.


Vernazza Harbor by Night

f/16 ISO 200 30s 18-200@26mm

On 25 October 2011, Vernazza was struck by torrential rains, massive flooding, and mudslides that left the town buried in over 4 metres of mud and debris, causing over 100 million euro worth of damage. The town was evacuated and remains in a continued state of emergency. Click here to read more about the disaster and to see images and videos. And please consider visiting Vernazza at some time in the future. They will surely appreciate your tourism dollars.


Help Save Vernazza

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As I mentioned in my last post, my family traveled to Cinque Terra on the Italian Rivera in 2010. While there, we stayed in the village of Vernazza. Vernazza is the fourth town heading north, has no car traffic , and remains one of the truest “fishing villages” on the Italian coast.  While doing a little background reading for this post, I was horrified to find out that on 25 October 2011, Vernazza was struck by torrential rains, massive flooding, and mudslides that left the town buried in over 4 metres of mud and debris, causing over 100 million euro worth of damage. The town was evacuated and remains in a continued state of emergency.This is an epic disaster which has seriously  damaged one of the most beautiful villages I have ever visited in all my travels. Click here to read more about the disaster and to see images and videos. And please consider visiting Vernazza at some time in the future. They will surely appreciate your tourism dollars.