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This front yard of a small house in Manarola, Italy, gets used both for drying laundry and storing a boat. What could be more different! And right next to the boat is the main walkway through town. Such is the life when you live in a coastal town built into the rugged hillside (see other TE photos of Manarola and the entire Cinque Terre region).

Good description of the region mostly from another TE photo: The Cinque Terre (Five Lands) is a World Heritage site that encompasses about 10 miles of the rocky coastline of northwestern Italy. Within the park are 5 cliff hugging villages tucked away in small inlets. These five villages, Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore have stood still in time for hundreds of years. Until the second part of last century they were not accessible by car or train, but only by boat or foot paths. As a result the residents adapted to their natural surroundings. Buildings start at the sea and climb the cliffs towards the sky, and terraced hills have been cultivated with vineyards and olive groves. Today the Cinque Terre is a popular alternative to the big towns that dot the Italian and French Riviera.

Manarola's main products have traditionally been fishing and wine-making.
For more info, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manarola

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Additional Photos by Dave Bjostad (Bjostad) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 71] (306)
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