Following on from my last CT post, looking back you really do need 4 or 5 days here, a few sunrises and a few sunsets, a day to just explore and a few days just to sit without a camera and enjoy it in one of the many waterfront restaurants, I did that during lunch but its an entire different experience during a sunset, anyway way to much chatter with no images so enjoy a few more from Manarorla as well as the beautiful and lively Vernazza.
The small lane ways amongst the CT, you could get lost for days in some of these streets, no cars, no people, bliss.
A set up shot of my Canon, I had my Olympus OMD EM1 shooting a timelapse and I was shooting video with the Olympus OMD EM5, you can never be under-prepared :).
The resulting shot from the set up above.
The haze worked a treat here, while waiting for the sun to set I turned around to face it and this is what I saw, a few of my favourite images from the entire trip.
There are so many vantage points to cover Manarola, the day before I was up high, today up close and personal, each different and amazing in their own right.
I really like this as a B&W, the colour version just looks to messy, the colours are so vibrant that they overpower the over all image, the lights give off very strong colours so turning this to B&W not only (in my opinion) saved the images I think its a different take on an amazing scene.
The dark and somewhat lonely walk through the tunnels from the train station to the town, most nights I left the town at midnight or close to 1am, while it might look scary it was perfectly safe.
A different, well the other side of Vernazza, there is a small opening through the rocks as you reach the main street of Vernazza from the train station, if you are looking to your right as you walk by it you will miss it, I spoke to quite a few people that didn’t even know about it, the opening leads to this rocky beach, somewhat peaceful and definitely away from the other tourists.
Vernazza offers quite a few places to just laze about and enjoy the warm weather, it was surprising to note that not many people ventured over to this side, whilst its not hidden the access doesn’t exactly stand out, perfect I say.
Waiting for that sun to set
I was perched on that rock to grab a few of my longer exposure shots.
A panorama of the amazing and beautiful Vernazza, this was shot at about 10pm, I am pretty sure I stayed there till well after midnight enjoying the serenity.
The dark train tunnels as you wait for the train to take you back to La Spezia, or to one of the neighbouring towns.
This was my final night in the CT, I had an amazing time, and even though I have now been twice I think it is on my list as one of my go to places forever, so much to enjoy, it really is a must see destination.
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