|View to Old Monterosso - the mudslide to the right of center is the one that destroyed the school and it's gym, the pink and orange buildings in the center, at the top...|
|Sunrise tower and Vernazza in the distance|
|View to Via Fegina and the New Town|
|Note the gate in the wall, that opens up to nothing - just the sea|
We all stood, overlooking the railing, and gazing into the broad distance dreamily, and alternately surveying the hills around the town with a watchful, critical eye. Just a few months ago, they gave way and caused us so much pain (ironically, there was only one landslide we could see, behind the school) as we were reminded of the bitter and the sweet that life can give us. Manuel's father leaned over and told me that the locals call this spot "paradiso".
I couldn't think of a better description.