Salerno Street Market

Last June I spent time in Salerno, Italy, at the 100,000 Poets for Change World Conference. However, it wasn’t all poetry and change. I did some sight-seeing. I made new friends. And, as I had a kitchen in my hotel-apartment, I visited the little street market a little down the street to buy fruit and vegetables…and every day, I took photos. I have hundreds of photos from Italy, June 2015.

Here are some of the patterns and colors of the street market produce.

Fennel Rows Salerno, Italy ©2015 Michael Dickel
Fennel Rows
Salerno, Italy
©2015 Michael Dickel
Sweet Reds Salerno, Italy ©2015 Michael Dickel
Sweet Reds
Salerno, Italy
©2015 Michael Dickel

 

Light Zucchini Salerno, Italy ©2015 Michael Dickel
Light Zucchini
Salerno, Italy
©2015 Michael Dickel

 

The market also included shellfish, fresh fish, and a bit of a flea market section.

Salerno Like a Painting

The views of Salerno sometimes seemed more like a Renaissance painting than an actual place. The light flowed down to reveal the pastels of the stucco and painted trim, to shine off the sea, and to fall through clouds that brought their afternoon rain.

Salerno I ©2015 Michael Dickel
Salerno Like a Painting I
©2015 Michael Dickel
Salerno II ©Michael Dickel
Salerno Like a Painting II
©Michael Dickel
Salerno III ©Michael Dickel
Salerno Like a Painting III
©Michael Dickel

 

Two From the Train

I flew into Rome and took the train to Salerno, taking pictures out of the windows while the light lasted. This photo is of a high-speed train passing the train I was riding in.

Train Passing abstract photo ©2015 Michael Dickel
Train Passing
abstract photo
©2015 Michael Dickel

The day after the conference, several of us took a local train to nearby Pompeii to visit the archaeological park. I have enough photos from the site to fill a book. For this quick excursion into photography, I offer a second photo from a train, this of Vesuvius. As we left, the afternoon rains came in. The clouds over Vesuvius suggest an eruption…

Mount Vesuvius from the train window ©2015 Michael Dickel
Mount Vesuvius
from the train window
©2015 Michael Dickel

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