Naples, Italy – 2/24/2015

February 24, 2015 (Tuesday)

 

Last day before we get off the ship.  So sad to be leaving Europe and all the beautiful things we’ve seen (and haven’t seen yet).

Today we got off the ship and walked.  Our friends, Maria and Allen, told us about a little street they visited when we stopped here last week or so.  It sounded so lovely that I made a mental note that I wanted to visit it.  Michael and I also wanted to go to the National Museum in Naples, which we were told had all the most wonderful things from Pompeii, Herculeum, and other things.  When we got out into the port and asked the information person, we were told the Museum was closed on Tuesday.  We were both so bummed but decided to walk to the nativity scene street anyway, even in the pouring down rain.

The walk was quite a distance but we got help along the way from some wonderful people willing to assist lost tourists.  Was fun just wandering the streets of Naples, except for the rain.  We found lots of fun things to see, went into great little stores, statues, people, got into a church just after a service, and finally found the nativity scene street.  We got to see people working on tiny little things for the scenes.  So glad we got to see it.

Not sure what else we did (we lost the entry I had typed that night and I’m just relying on my poor memory for this – a month later).  Anyway, that was our day.  Hope yours was great!

 

Ship picture poser as we depart the ship.

Ship picture poser as we depart the ship.

Art in the port authority building.

Art in the port authority building.

Port art.

Port art.

Iconic mosaic floor from Pompeii cautioning to "Beware of Dog"  Turned into a mat in this store.

Iconic mosaic floor from Pompeii cautioning to “Beware of Dog” Turned into a mat in this store.

Poncho donned. We took off walking.

Poncho donned. We took off walking.

Lot of work going on here, looks like cleaning too.

Lot of work going on here, looks like cleaning too.

Nice tile work.

Nice tile work.

I like it.

I like it.

We walked to the base of the distant hill.  Edie was trying to do me in today.

We walked to the base of the distant hill. Edie was trying to do me in today.

I like the motorcycle roofs.

I like the motorcycle roofs.

Lots of narrow streets.

Lots of narrow streets.

Pretty woman in plastic looking for the nativity street.  We were pretty far away at this point.

Pretty woman in plastic looking for the nativity street. We were pretty far away at this point.

Several kind people gave us directions along the way.

Several kind people gave us directions along the way.

The top is lined with states.

The top is lined with statues.

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Edie enjoyed the shops.

Edie enjoyed the shops.

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We were getting close.

We were getting close.

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Fun things for sale.

Fun things for sale.

Lots of handmade toys.

Lots of handmade toys.

Found the nativity street.

Found the nativity street.

Many different miniatures on the Nativity street.

Many different miniatures on the nativity street.

We walked about 4 miles today.

We walked about 4 miles today.

Color.

Color.

Good looking fruit and vegetables.

Good looking fruit and vegetables.

The outside of a church we came across..

The outside of a church we came across..

Chanced into this church, so beautiful.

Chanced into this church, so beautiful.

Wow.

Wow.

Wonderful ceiling art.

Wonderful ceiling art.

So lovely on a side street, not very noticeable on the outside.

So lovely – on a side street, not very noticeable on the outside.

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It was the end of a service and we noticed all the folks filing out and we slipped inside and were amazed at the beauty.

It was the end of a service and we noticed all the folks filing out and we slipped inside and were amazed at the beauty.

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Interesting stone work next door.

Interesting stone work next door.

Pope souvenirs.

Pope souvenirs.

Predecessor to Punch and Judy.

Predecessor to Punch and Judy.

The little dog was posing too.

The little dog was posing too.

The ornate style  is overwhelming at times.

The ornate style is overwhelming at times.

 

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