A to Z of Balconies – Naples


Naples – where my A to Z of Balconies meets my Washing Line Challenge…

“To see Naples as we saw it in the early dawn from far up on the side of Vesuvius, is to see a picture of wonderful beauty. At that distance its dingy buildings looked white, rank on rank of balconies, windows and roofs, they piled themselves up from the blue ocean till the colossal castle of St. Elmo topped the grand white pyramid and gave the picture symmetry, emphasis and completeness

But do not go within the walls and look at it in detail. That takes away some of the romance of the thing.”

Mark Twain – The Innocents Abroad

On this point I have to disagree with Mark Twain, the back streets are the romance of the place.

22 responses to “A to Z of Balconies – Naples

  1. I guessed! It wasn’t hard though… The washing lines lack detail though. It’s not possible to evaluate the pegging techniques.

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  2. ah Napoli pizza pizza!

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  3. These are brilliant!


  4. I love the back streets in your pics


  5. I love old city sectors. If you ever in Genoa, there’s is wonderful.


  6. lovely pictures of alleys! so photogenic 🙂


  7. Yep, Mark Twain was wrong for once, I agree with you.


  8. You are just a back street kind of guy, Andrew. I confess I have similar likes. –Curt


  9. I rather like that last comment 🙂 🙂

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