Saturday, October 22, 2011

Natural Beauty and the Flip Side

Capri is such an incredibly gorgeous island. At every head turn are incredible sea views, beautiful villas, soaring rocks, and gorgeous flowers.

And then there's the flip side of Capri. The side that includes locals born and raised on the island and now without the funds to remain on their home. Taking the chairlift can give you a little glimpse of tiny shacks tucked into the hills and underneath trees, people just trying to eke out an existence on an island where visitors routinely pay more for one weekend of meals than most people need to survive on for the month. While on our walk around the mountain, we happened upon this clever example of "reduce, reuse, recycle." I'm pretty sure the dweller did this out of necessity rather than environmental consciousness, but what a lesson in using what one has.

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