January 20, 2016
This is relaxation. This is beauty. This is the bay of poets. This is Home.
Only recently have I started to fully appreciate the beauty of where I grew up. As I have grown and photography has taken me to far off places, I have began to see my home through the eyes of new friends I have made throughout the past few years that have either been, heard or witnessed the countless images that fill travel magazines, blogs, pinterest etc – (Americans in particular seem to have a deep love for Liguria and the Cinque Terre in particular). This is Porto Venere, the meditation spot of Lord Byron (images above show Byron Bay). Up on the church you can climb to the roof and take in the serene view of the coastline, the bay, the port and the vast expanse of the Ligurian sea. It’s truly the most relaxing experience and my favourite place to visit when I return to Italy. If you go, do make sure to take a visit at night too, the moon shines on the bay and the warm air makes for a comfortable, romantic and peaceful outing. ( I have always thought it would be the perfect spot for a proposal/engagement/wedding!)