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Boccadasse, Liguria

February 16, 2012 by Di Mackey / Tags: , , , , , , , / 5 Comments

The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human; the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown …

Theroux Sourced from Steve McCurry’s photography blog.

Sometimes, the photographs I take here in Genova, are a simple celebration of being back in this city I love. It’s not always easy living here, without language, without anything resembling huge amounts of money, without family … but I keep coming back. My camera loves me for it. My photographer’s eye appreciates it too.

I find something of New Zealand in the sea and the hills. I enjoy the quiet kindness of the Genovese met along the way. And these days I am reading my way into their history. Steven Epstein’s book covers the period between 958-1528. Titled … Genoa and the Genoese, it captures something of the complicated and rich history of this Italian city that so few people I know seem to know.

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5 Responses to Boccadasse, Liguria

    Kerry Hand February 16, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Liguria and New Zealand. Now that’s an idea. I love our landscape here and photo and blog it. Looks like I will just have to come to Genoa and see. Kerry

      Anna Merulla February 17, 2012 at 9:43 am

      Hi Kerry, you are welcomed in Genoa whenever you want. Do not hesitate to contact us. Anna

    Kerry Hand February 19, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Thanks Anna. This is our landscape here. Have a look at Not many people here, only about 300,000 within 300 Kilometers. My son walked the Cinque Terra last year and just last night my wife mentioned she might like to as well. So we might come to Liguria and see if it is life home here in New Zealand. Kerry

      Di Mackey February 19, 2012 at 7:39 am

      Hi Kerry, I wandered over to look through your blog and realised you’re living in Central Otago. I lived in Cromwell for 5 years, starting back in 1985. I loved the region, having grown up near Dunedin and holidayed in Arrowtown. Later I lived in Te Anau and Blenheim too. I was fairly passionate about South Island life.
      It’s early Sunday morning as I reply here but your blog has gone into my google reader as a blog to follow. It’s heaven to get a taste of home. If you do come over, don’t hesitate to contact me for more information too. Anna is the expert but I tend to come to Genoa 2 or 3 times a year for 3-4 weeks at a time, and would happily share the things that feed my kiwi soul, there in that beautiful Italian city.


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