15 August 2007

Mechanical Lemons and more

We went for a drive down the coast to Sant' Agnello yesterday. It's such a beautiful relaxing area. Well, relaxing if you stay away from the lidi. Here's one of the lidi at about 5:30pm - ie not peak time. The thought of being on there in August makes me shudder. No grazie very much. Nice sea but look at those crowds!


Passed the lidi we came to an enormous metal lemon with a man inside selling refreshments. I imagine it sold lemon based products like limoncello and granita di limone, but we couldn't stop so I'm not sure. Or maybe I was too scared to stop, after all we are talking about a man inside a metal lemon. Anyway, if it didn't sell only lemon products, then I think it should do. I would have liked to have taken a better photo but this is all I could manage.


We arrived at Sant' Agnello and had an aperitivo in one my favourite bars. You can see why it's my favourite place, the views are spectacular. There was an American couple on the table next to us who were awe-struck, saying it was like being in a film. I like to see people appreciating Italy like that.

10 comments:

Farfallina - Roam 2 Rome said...

Wow! Look at those crowds! I can't imagine what the coast must be like right now!

Can you really enjoy the ocean? Well, it must be a good atmosphere if you like to people watch!

J.Doe said...

I can't even see the sand with those crowds at the beach.

Delina said...

Farfallina, personally I can't enjoy the sea with crowds like that, but as you can see lots of other people seem to like it. IMO you need to avoid August and probably even July and then it's not so bad.

J.doe, I know! :)

Gil said...

Now I want to go back to Naples - again and again and again!!!

sognatrice said...

Gah! That's pretty much why I don't stay at the beach in August--even here it's crowded! But actually 5:30 is one of the peak times around these parts as people are just heading back after lunch and a snooze :)

That lemon truck scares me too.

Delina said...

Nice isn't it Gil.

I'm not interested in competing with the crowds either Sognatrice. I'd rather sit on my balcony during August and go to the beach when it's quieter.

Alex said...

That lemon is hilarious!
Life sure gave that guy a lemon! Can you imagine it getting stuck in a tunnel? you'd have to give it a squeeze! ok ok i'll stop but i am just ROTFLMAO!

Delina said...

Hahaha you're right, it would have to be squeezed out. Limonata per tutti!

Marmite Breath said...

The beaches were like that in Gaeta and that area. It was INSANITY! I longed for a quiet little stretch of beach all to myself.

Confessions of Cleopantha said...

The beaches are so crazy at this time. l just love the giant metal lemon!