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Parc de Belleville

This photo can’t even measure itself with what I saw in reality, the magical sunset view I had over Paris from the top of Parc de Belleville yesterday. Had one of those pinch-me-in-the-arm moment while soaking up this view. The shifting colors in the sky…fluffy clouds in motion…perfect backdrop to the parks green tree’s, bushes and lawn of the Parc de Belleville.

Parc de Belleville – 47 Rue des Couronnes, 75020 Paris

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Spaghetti alla puttanescaVery late, one night, the fishermen had called my host telling her they had caught a big tuna. She told me she had jumped on her scooter and left to the other side of the coast to buy it and that she later conserved it gently at home. When I visited her last year in July she made the most delicious spaghetti alla puttanesca that I’ve ever tasted in my life…where she had used that tuna. Mindblowing…just mindblowing…if that was tuna, I realized I had never had “real” tuna. Perhaps it had been conserved with much love that made it taste so good? I don’t know…but this lunch out on the terrace one sunny day in July in Massa Lubrense will always be rememberred.

For those of you who are not familiar with this simple, yet delicious Italian dish is spaghetti cooked al dente with chopped tomatoes, olive oil, olives, capers, garlic, anchovies…my host had added tuna..and then topped with fresh parsley.

Photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s (July 2013)

Spaghetti alla puttanescaSpaghetti alla puttanesca
Massa LubrenseView from the terrace

Prima colazione

Breakfast in Italy
Prima colazione, breakfast in Italian and my host literally spoiled us with delicious breakfast every morning on her terrace. Fresh fruits, her homemade yoghurt, fresh baked bread from the bakery, her homemade jams made on different fruits and berries…warming tea and fresh juice. Could not start my days in a better way in Italy ;-)

Photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s (July2013)

Breakfast in ItalyDifferent homemade jams
Breakfast in ItalyFresh fruitsalad
Breakfast in ItalyPrima colazione in Italy!
Breakfast in ItalyEnjoying the breakfast on the terrace
Breakfast in Italy
Breakfast in ItalyView from the livingroom

La Spiaggia in Positano

Positano, Italy
Spiaggia, is a good word to know when beeing in Italy. Means beach, and you can find many beautiful ones around the Amalfi Coast. In Positano there are two beaches, Spiaggia Grande, the main beach / ferry port and then the Fornillo. Inbetween these two I found a small cove/bay where I soaked up some sun rays before the sun set in the horizon.

Photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s (in July 2013)

Positano, ItalyMy canvasbag from Le Bon Marché perfect for the beach…protecting Wayfarers from Ray-Ban and my vintage Casio watch to keep track on the time ;-)
Positano, ItalyMy best buddies on this trip…LA Trainers from Adidas that kept my feets VERY happy!
Positano, ItalyBetween Spiaggia Grande and Fornillo
Positano, ItalySunset view – Positano

Père Lachaise

Père LachaiseOne of the world’s largest cemetery’s is Père Lachaise located in eastern Paris. Since I went there for the first time a few weeks ago I have been going there quiet often. It’s difficult to describe, but the calm, peaceful and even mysterious atmosphere is what brings me there over and over. When I’m there I try to walk on the paths where there are not many famous graves (that way I avoid the crowds of people with maps in their hands hunting for the celebrity graves), that way I’m all alone…apart from the birds singing in the trees.

Père Lachaise Cemetery – 16 Rue du Repos, Paris 75020

Photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s
Père Lachaise
Père Lachaise
Père Lachaise
Père Lachaise
Père Lachaise
Père Lachaise
Père Lachaise

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