I was speaking with someone last week about a trip to Italy that she had recently returned from and that got me thinking about my very first trip over a decade ago. Towards the end of my month long solo trip through the country, I spent about a week up north and stayed in a quaint town called Santa Margherita Ligure. SML is north of the famous town of Portofino, known for regattas and maritime sports. This shoreline/bay in Portofino was small, but beautiful nonetheless. Since I was traveling during the off-season, it wasn’t particularly crowded and the weather was wonderful. I thought this photo of ‘everyday’ life was interesting with the various types of boats in the water as well as the adjacent shoreline in the distance.
(Portofino, Italy | February 1999)