Cinque Terre – A Magical Place

Cinque Terre – A Magical Place

The Cinque Terre (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtʃiŋkwe ˈtɛrre]) is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. “The Five Lands” comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Wikipedia)

The Cinque Terre is located along the north west coast of Italy. Five small communities located on hillside connected by hiking paths and a rail line are quaint and beautiful towns for photography. I have the opportunity to participate in a Photo Workshop in Nov 2015 as was treated with fruitful fodder for the eyes. The focus was on sunrise sunset and blue hours – looked pretty good!

 

World Wide Photo Walk Minneapolis

World Wide Photo Walk Minneapolis

Last weekend (October 13) i participated it the Kelby Media Group Wrold Wide Photo Walk in Minneapolis. I happen to be visiting Minneapolis for the first time (on business) and took a break on Saturday Evening to join a group of enthusiastic local photographers. Due to weather conditions we were unable to photograph our original target the Stone Bridge, and instead walked around downtown. Downtown Minneapolis is a lovely stroll and was fruitful. I did get asked to leave two buildings and stop photographing on the inside. For those of you not familiar with Minneapolis (i was not)  the down town is connected by a series of second floor “Sky Ways” which allows one the walk the entire downtown are without going out side. I am sure this will be a necessity a few months form now . The connecting buildings have beautify lobbies and foyers . We stated in the IDS building seen in the photos with the American Flag hanging then took a walk up the Nicolette Mall.

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