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Naples: a flower of Paradise

.Naples is chaotic and, if I’m honest, at times a bit dilapidated. It certainly has a ‘lived-in’ look. But It’s alive, it’s vibrant, it’s a little bit dirty, it’s busy, and I love it. I felt like this was how Pompeii would probably have been 2,000 years ago. There’s a real bustle, and it’s down and dirty. But this is not so much of a city, per se, this city is an ingredient of the human spirit, its chaotic and noisy and the traffic is crazy, but Neopolitans have style and elegance and warmth......while photographing Toledo metro station, a complete stranger came up to us and said "this is a better photo" and he was right, while wondering what the "apricots" were, a woman who could have just walked off a hollywood film set ....said "no its not apricot its a Neapolitan fruit" and bought us a kilo before melting back into the crowd. The warmth of the welcome from Adela, from Angelina and from everyone in Santa Agata, the passion and enthusiasm of Anna the Neopolitan, the ghosts of Pompeii, still haggling over the cost of wine. this is my favourite place on earth


Peterlee SR8 1AU, UK

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