My main computer, the one I use every day, is currently at the computer doctor being worked on. While it’s away, I thought I’d share a video I made back when I was visiting the Isle of Capri.
While visiting Capri, I did a little shopping inside Carthusia where I purchased two small bottles of perfume.
The island of Capri has two towns, Capri and Anacapri. One of the interesting things I learned while visiting Capri is that it isn’t pronounced the way most of usually say it. It isn’t pronounced the way we say capri pants. The emphasis is actually on the first syllable, not the second. The best thing I can compare it to is the way we say the word, copper. It’s kind of like that, but of course, ends in a “pri” sound, not a “per” sound.
Our guide blamed our mispronunciation on a famous movie star (forgotten which one) who visited the Isle of Capri many years ago and insisted on pronouncing it the way we say the pants, instead of the correct way. Have you ever heard that? Okay, just found an article that blames it on a song…see the article HERE.
Next I headed over to Anacapri where I rode a chairlift to the top of Monte Solaro. It was a bit scary riding in that tiny little chair dangling high above the ground. There’s my beloved, waterproof Teva boots that kept my feet warm and dry through all the rainy days in Italy.
The 12-minute ride up Monte Solaro was beautiful. The hillside was rich and green. I loved seeing this little hillside garden on the way up and again coming back down. There was a orange kitty walking through the garden on the return trip back down.
I made a video of some of the ride going up and some of it coming back down. As mentioned, it’s 12 minutes each way, but in this video I’m sharing 2 minutes going up and around 3 minutes coming back down.
I need to create a post and share the views from the top. Though it was super cloudy, it was still beautiful. Oh, that area you’ll see beyond the land is the Bay of Naples. In the original video, you can see the movement of the waves, but for some reason once the video was loaded to YouTube, it just all looks cloudy and misty instead of like waves.
To ride with me to the top and back down again, click here: Ride to the top of Monte Solaro, or click on the photo below. Early in the ride, I passed some of the folks I met while on this 17 day trip, so you’ll see them waving and saying “Hi” in the beginning of the video.
Note: On the ride back down, you’ll periodically hear singing behind the music I added to the video. A guy, actually I think two guys, burst into song on the way down. I think the view was just so beautiful, they couldn’t help themselves.
Hear Singing in this Video 🙂
If you want to hear the guys singing without any added music, you can listen to just the ride down here: Ride Down From Monte Solaro. The singing starts around the 1.15 minute mark. Be sure and watch the first video linked above to see some of the scenery going up.
It made my day hearing the two guys somewhere behind me singing, so I had to upload that video separately so you could hear it, too. One of the guys sings off and on and you can hear him almost to the end of that video. You can also see the ocean waves out in the Bay of Naples in that video, too. For some reason that video turned out to be a bit clearer.
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