Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines in Cinque Terre

As we stood with our tour group in Cinque Terre to listen to our guide, we couldn’t help but notice other lines in the landscape.  From clotheslines holding towels on colorful balconies . . .

Towels drying on the line: Cinque Terre

Towels drying on the line: Cinque Terre

to boats lined up and waiting at the base of the famous postcard-pretty hillside where small apartments and houses vie for space on the mountainside.

Boats lined up in Manarola

Boats lined up in Manarola

Half-opened shutters exposed their lines to the morning sun.

Green shutters:  Cinque Terre

Green shutters: Cinque Terre

And wavy lines of umbrellas shaded bathers on a crowded coast

Umbrellas on the beach:  Cinque Terre

Umbrellas on the beach: Cinque Terre

while two churches stood out among other buildings with their  distinguished lined facades.

A lined facade in Cinque Terre

A lined facade in Cinque Terre

Distinctive entrance:  church in Cinque Terre

Distinctive entrance: church in Cinque Terre

Find more lines — straight and curvy —  at Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines.


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Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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21 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines in Cinque Terre

  1. Amy says:

    Easy to fall in love with CT. Beautiful images!

    • You’re so right, Amy. We were there on a busy touring day in the hot, blazing sun. I envied those who were renting some of the little homes for a few days. I’d love to do that so I could integrate myself into the culture and look out the door at that gorgeous scenery every day!

  2. Italy is our next trip and Cinque Terre is one of our destinations. Can’t wait! Thanks for the preview!

    • Although Cinque Terre is almost overrun with tourists, it’s easy to see why so many of us want to go there. The charm of those clustered buildings right next to a blue, blue sea just begs you to take pictures and memories back home!! Hope you get there.

  3. restlessjo says:

    Lines that make me smile. 🙂 🙂

  4. A great response to the photo challenge. I think my favorite is the shutters. –Curt

    • I’ve really taken to photographing doors and shutters lately. Love looking at these humble but necessary openings and wondering who goes in and out, who enjoys the view, etc. Shutters — even the ones in disrepair — are almost art in and of themselves!

  5. I love the boats and the umbrellas! A great selection for the challenge!

    • We loved those boats and umbrellas, too. In fact, we ate at a restaurant right beside those umbrellas and watched as people swam, toweled off, shared picnics, etc. Just like we do at home!!!

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  7. Sue says:

    Great selection of lines!

  8. maristravels says:

    Wish I could ‘see’ things as you do. I am only aware of them when someone points them out. Hope I make up for this lack in some other way!

    • I don’t know that I have a knack for seeing things well. I just take lots of photos. Later, I edit, pitch some out, etc. But I love these photo challenges. They force me to look through my old pictures for something new. Best wishes to you for finding new things to photograph each day!

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  10. Thanks for the compliment! We took a one-day tour, focusing mostly on Manarola, the one town you see on most postcards. But then a train took us to the beach town with the umbrellas (can’t remember the name of that one) and into town to see the churches. Would love to go again when it’s not 105 degrees!!! Hope spring is good for you.

  11. Pit says:

    That’s another area I’d love to see. Great pictures. 🙂

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