Here is the intricate and delicate interior of the Gesu Nuovo. I recommend the large version of this one to see the details.
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Valpopando, Joepomata, and I went out on a boat today to grab some pictures of Posillipo. Once their wives saw the size of our boat, they decided to head back to Valp’s place early to make us lunch.
We had a great day… the weather was perfect and we had crystal clear views of Vesuvius, Capri, and the entire Amalfi coast.
Behind the kayak, where I am sure you overlooked the pilot, you can see a three story ancient Roman Ruins. They are called the “Palazzo degli Spiriti”, the palace of the spirits, because of the mysterious appearance. The first floor, as you can see, has sunk underwater… it’s now filled with kids that use it for a diving board into the Bay of Naples.
This is a view from the top of the Pompeii colosseum back towards Vesuvius. You can see the ancient Pompeii walls running down one of the vias and the partially-exploded crater of Vesuvius in the distance.
It just so happens that some of my good Flickr friends live here in Naples. My mom doesn’t trust anyone on the internet and my grandmother thinks the internet is the most evil thing since Elvis, but I met up with them anyway. I mean, look at their pictures… how bad can guys like this be that take these kind of photos? The first is Valerio. The second is Sergio. Their wives came along to make sure everyone behaved.
It was great havng Napoli locals show me around… all the hidden spots, the best places to eat, etc. In the afternoon, we went to Pompeii then to the Amalfi coast for dinner… Those pics coming up in later updates.
Here are two from Naples. The first is a dark corner of Gesu Nuovo and the second is of Santa Chiara. The Santa Chiara was first begin by Robert of Anjou n 1310 and was subsequently used by Angevin rulers as a site for their tombs. That shotm from the inner cloister, features 72 octogonal pillars decorated with majolica tiles painted by Donato and Giuseppe Massa.