The Road to Santa Margherita

The Tower of Pisa, 2017. (Yes, it leans.)

I last wrote about my June trip to Italy with a post in July about Florence, which included some color photographs made with my pocket digital camera.  Now it’s time to continue with that trip.
Following Florence, my tour group headed north to our next overnight destination, the seaside town of Santa Margherita Ligure located on the Riviera.  Before getting there, though, we made a stop in one of Italy’s must see locations – Pisa – to see the famous Leaning Tower.
As for Santa Margherita itself, it’s a pleasant, fairly quiet town, and it provided a nice respite after the hectic days spent in the crowded centers of Rome and Florence.  Especially interesting are the facades of the buildings painted with the figures of statues and such things. (Apparently the building owners could not afford to commission real statues to be made, so instead they had them painted on.)
We also made a short visit by boat to the somewhat ritzy, very small town of Portofino – a place which the jet-set used to call home and which still seems to see a lot of yachts visiting.
Finally, on a free day that we had, I went via train by myself to the city of Turin.  It took about three hours to travel each way from and back to Santa Margherita, but it was worth it to have the chance to see the recently renovated Egyptian Museum there, which is said to be the finest museum dedicated solely to Egyptian antiquities outside of Cairo.

Cathedral and Tower, Pisa, 2017


Painted statues, Santa Margherita Ligure, 2017


Pasta for sale, Santa Margherita Ligure, 2017


Santa Margherita Ligure, 2017


Santa Margherita Ligure, 2017


Egyptian influenced door knocker, Santa Margherita Ligure, 2017


Sign, Santa Margherita Ligure, 2017


Statue of Santa Margherita, Santa Margherita Ligure, 2017


Harbor, Portofino, 2017


Restaurant, Portofino, 2017


Portofino, 2017


Bakery sign, Santa Margherita Ligure, 2017


Olive oil, Santa Margherita Ligure, 2017


Restaurant, Turin, 2017


Statue of Ramses II, Egyptian Museum, Turin, 2017


Figure of the god Amun with King Horemheb, Egyptian Museum, Turin, 2017


Ushabti figure, Egyptian Museum, Turin, 2017


Santa Margherita Ligure, 2017


Marilyn, Santa Margherita Ligure, 2017


Flags in the breeze, Santa Margherita Ligure, 2017


Retro-fashion, Santa Margherita Ligure, 2017

About Dave Rudin

Dave Rudin is a fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in art nude and travel photography, using black & white film and making silver gelatin prints in a darkroom.
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2 Responses to The Road to Santa Margherita

  1. Jim Wier says:

    Great looking blog

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