First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.
For the past few weeks, I've been involved with preparations for a large luncheon on the back porch for about 60 guests. The luncheon is in two days, and I'll share it with you next week. This week, I want to share with you some more highlights of our time in Sorrento, Italy. I'll be keeping it short and sweet.
After settling in to our hotel, the gorgeous Hotel Bellevue Syrene, it was time to explore the square in Sorrento.
The entire walk was filled with local eye candy....
Can you imagine coming home each evening and passing through this door? I'm fascinated by unique doorways....are you?
I kept thinking of these passages as alleys, but they're really some of those quaint and narrow streets that I told you about in my post on Florence. There was a wedding just ending as we passed. The guests were chatting and sipping wine, standing in the lane as we passed. There was only room for what I'm guessing was the get-away car.
Tablescape.....sort of...this was the seating for a local gelato shop. They'd be fun for our grandkids.
I'm enchanted by the gorgeous Italian yellows found on so many buildings.
Just your everyday, centuries old loggia, where the older men of the community gather to talk....how gorgeous is this!
I can only imagine the joy of shopping for my produce everyday at open-air markets like these. Wow!
The central square....a dynamic, energy-filled location. Busy, but not hectic....I loved it!
We heard music playing, so naturally we turned the corner and headed down the alley/lane to seek out the sound. That's how we found this wonderful restaurant, tucked into the alley space.
It was a perfect evening...
The restaurant staff persuaded her to "sing for her supper."
I even managed to capture a blue hour shot. It was a delightful evening.....
...and after a delicious gelato at the best gelato shop in Sorrento...
...We strolled back to the square across the street from our hotel....
Thank you, yet again, to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting her magical meme, "Tablescape Thursday. I'll be linking my post to "Tablescape Thursday." Hop on over HERE and check out the myriad of marvelous tablescape designs, after 9:00 pm on Wednesdays. You'll be glad that you made the trip...it's a wonderful adventure.