Sunday, February 12, 2012

Virtual Paintout in Elba

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Strada di Calamita in Capoliveri
©2012 Charlene Brown

The Virtual Paintout is on the islandof Elba in Italy this month.  It didn’t take long, motoring around on Google Streeview, to find several beautiful ‘paintings’ overlooking Capoliveri, and I chose the one I thought had the best view of Tuscan Archipelago NationalPark in the distance.   According to legend, the Tuscan Archipelago, of which Elba is the largest island, originated from jewels that slipped off the neck of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love, and fell into the Tyrrhenian Sea.  It’s easy to see how that story got started – isn’t this place spectacular!