Upright on bicycle by the sea

bicyclist from above

Here’s the dock in Castiglione della Pescaia, along the Tuscan coast.

If I raised the camera you would see the faint outline of Isola del Giglio, site of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster. If I kept the camera up and panned right across the Mar Tirreno, you would see where Napoleon was exiled for a year before meeting the world’s first Waterloo: Isola del Elba.

Tragedy in one direction, hubris in another: shadows of history on the horizon. But all that is out of frame.

If not entirely out of mind.

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About 16incheswestofpeoria

Former bicycle mechanic, current peruser of books, feeder of birds.
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