June 26th, 2007

Grave Goods

For a change of pace yesterday I hiked through the trail up and over Punta Caruso, and took a few shots from the elegant grounds of Grande Albergo Mezzatore. This is a view looking southeast toward Baia di San Montano, where Greeks settled around 700 BC, and where the famous Cup of Nestor and countless other grave goods were unearthed by archeologists.

Italian Foot Fetish?

Commercials on Italian TV often show the bare feet of beautiful girls, and the film makers seem particularly interested in those shots that fleetingly reveal the girls’ soles. Perhaps it’s a reflection of a culturally specific foot fetish. I don’t know. But that’s what I thought of at La Piazzetta when I saw this couple, and of course I had to sneak a few furtive shots. I didn’t raise the camera to my eye, but rather aimed it in their direction and I made a show of pretending I was inspecting the back of my camera, so as to not arouse their annoyance.