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.

About 16incheswestofpeoria

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